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WHO Motivates You the MOST to Workout?

I know you have a million reasons WHY you workout - to reach a weight goal, to tone your muscles, to relieve stress, to lower blood pressure, to keep you healthy, to help you sleep, to give you some alone time, to help you look good for an upcoming event, and it makes you feel good. Maybe you workout for ALL of those reasons.

That's awesome, but what I want to know is WHO gets you off the couch and out the door to actually do it? WHO gives you that kick in the pants to pull on your sports bra and sneaks?

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MaggietheCat MaggietheCat 8 years
I thought this would be a popular answer, but-- the women who teach classes at my gym. A woman who is 7 months pregnant led a bootcamp class this week and kicked my butt. And I'm always working to get as good at yoga as my instructor.
MaggietheCat MaggietheCat 8 years
I thought this would be a popular answer, but--the women who teach classes at my gym. A woman who is 7 months pregnant led a bootcamp class this week and kicked my butt. And I'm always working to get as good at yoga as my instructor.
idawson idawson 8 years
looking at myself in the mirror keeps me in check and surely motivates me ...i am currently in a state where i cannot exercise for health reasons but a recent glance at myself in the fitting room mirror reminded me that once the health issue is resolved i am back to the workouts!
idawson idawson 8 years
looking at myself in the mirror keeps me in check and surely motivates me ... i am currently in a state where i cannot exercise for health reasons but a recent glance at myself in the fitting room mirror reminded me that once the health issue is resolved i am back to the workouts!
Brazilxoxo Brazilxoxo 8 years
I'm guessing this really isn't healthy but Adriana Lima motivates me. She has an amazing body but she's healthy, you can tell she doesn't starve herself. She's a swetie too! Jessica Simpson and Ellen Barett also motivate me. Non celebs too,seeing skinny pretty people makes me feel like a fat ass which makes me want to exercise.
muchacha muchacha 8 years
Gosh, may I choose all of the above + FitSugar too?! I think what motivates me the most is when I see mature women who are in excellent shape.. if people can marathons at 90 years of age, so can I exercise to my limits and beyond!
Tamma1387 Tamma1387 8 years
Fitsugar, seeing myself in the mirror in better shape, media and my daughter all motivate me. Mostly though because I want to set a healthy example for Savannah and my bf.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 8 years
Fitsugar, you definitely contribute a lot! I check this blog every day to see new tips. I think your advice is really starting to stick in my head, and I'm seeing a lot of changes in my habits. I don't think anything or anyone else motivates me more than the advice on this site, and the people who comment too! So thanks, members!
smp7328 smp7328 8 years
the hot martial arts instructor (hehehe) - definite eye candy while working out!
Poshliving Poshliving 8 years
seeing myself in a picture every so often when my weight goes up motivates me!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
My BFF keeps me motivated. She's very active, so her love for working out rubs off on me. I love to workout, it's just I need motivation every now and then.
puddinpie puddinpie 8 years
I like feeling strong and healthy, and I love having a lot of muscle tone. I want to be able to wear whatever I want without having to consider "figure flaws" too much. It makes getting ready and shopping for new clothes a snap!
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
At first I was motivated because of myself I just really needed to work out. Then as soon as I posted my diet plan here in Sugar people have commented encouraging comments so that motivated me as well. Also your postings Fit keeps in track and motivated. I've already lost 7 sevens pounds.
sweeet sweeet 8 years
Knowing that I had to shell out big bucks motivates me to workout. It also helps that magazines keep on bombarding fit and toned women in their issues
sweeet sweeet 8 years
Knowing that I had to shell out big bucks motivates me to workout.It also helps that magazines keep on bombarding fit and toned women in their issues
thatgirljj thatgirljj 8 years
It's mostly just me. I know I feel great, both physically and mentally when I exercise, so I kick myself in the pants and do it. Although, I do have a secondary motivation... I hate to miss some of my dance and yoga classes because I like seeing friends there.
rubialala rubialala 8 years
My husband and my son. I want to look good for the hubby and stay in shape so I can be a good example for my son and also so that I can keep up with him!
d_ford d_ford 8 years
It's a combination of things. Media and strangers since clothes do fit better on slender people and I want to look my best. Friends, since I've got 2 friends who are maranthon runners and they have the BEST bodies I have ever seen. Myself, because I know how good I feel after going to the gym. And my family since there are some health problems I just want to avoid, exercising and healthy eating may prevent them.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
Me-because I want to look and feel good for whatever event is around the corner... swimsuit season, a vacation, an evening out....
sunshyne sunshyne 8 years
the trainers and other campers at a fitness bootcamp. it's so fun, and one of my best social experiences. we push each other every day.
orangeflower orangeflower 8 years
I've always been motivated in sports by wanting an award or achievement. Mostly I wanted to be a better athlete which meant putting in more work than the competition. Now, since I'm pregnant I stay motivated b/c it'll help baby and me stay fit while preg. and lose the weight faster post-preg. That and, I like feeling good in my clothes. I hate not feeling good in what I can wear.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Mostly its because I am a total foodie. Although, I eat healthy I still want to be able to splurge and have dessert and a cocktail. And the older I get the more aware I become of my families health issues, so I'm trying to head those off too if I can.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Mostly its because I am a total foodie. Although, I eat healthy I still want to be able to splurge and have dessert and a cocktail. And the older I get the more aware I become of my families health issues, so I'm trying to head those off too if I can.
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
A cute boy that works in my building, he's at the gym the same time so I'm always running not walking when he's leaving the gym!
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 8 years
I motivate myself, and now that it's July and I only have five more months to reach my New Year's resolution goal, I'm more motivated than ever.
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