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I need energy!!

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by kred03
27 Feb 08 00:48

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I am 24 years old and I have decided that I need to loose weight. Everyday I keep telling myself that after work I am going to go the gym. But everyday when I get off work all I do is go home and go to sleep for an hour or two. I just get so tired and I need some kind of boost to my energy level. I mean I eat well I drink water all day except in the morning I have a couple cups of coffee. Does anyone know what I should do to get my butt in gear to start working out. I mean it is not that my work is physically hard because I am sitting down at a desk all day long. Any suggestions besides to kick my butt in gear.

Has anyone else had this problem, what did you do to get yourself on a work out schedules??

by barron
27 Feb 08 06:37

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hi dude,
Same problem which i faced in the past bcz i have also no time to do something but after that one of my friend suggested me that why can't you go for any diet center ????i searched for a lot and find that one(chefsdiet.com) and now i am very happy after using this food......if possible try this one and hope this may solve ur problem....



Keep on posting......

by LittleRed
29 Feb 08 15:19

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Maybe if you try energizing snacks? Also, coffee isn't really good for you. Water is better. Coffee delivers a temporary boost, but then your system wants to crash after the effects have worn.

Here is an article about snacks that help energize you:
24hourfitness.com/resources/nutrition/articles/snacks.html

I hope that helps!

by Light
29 Feb 08 15:44

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There are several things you could to to get extra energy.
Have you tried any supplements? Search for something that contains green tee or guarana. I take before workout Animal Pack from Universal. Its a complex of multiminerals and vitamins, this will really get you going.

Caffeine is not the best option but it will put you in the mood for exercising.

Energy can also be found in different foods. For examples a fresh squeezed juice from apples and carrots will give you fructose, fructose is good for both physical and mental energy.

by Guest
12 Mar 08 19:34

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Also...I found once you get started with your exercising, 5 minutes into it...you feel better!

by LittleRed
26 Mar 08 19:21

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I found that the energy and environment at the gym helps motivate me to work out harder too! When you look around and see people kicking in the group classes, the woman who has been on the stair master longer than you have, or the guy lifting the 200 lbs without a spotter! It all helps! :wink:

by pascalevdb
01 Apr 08 23:08

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You may be setting the bar too high. In that I mean, you may be expecting yourself to work too hard -- and thus it is mentally harder to go to the gym. Start off slow. Start with a 15 minute walk somewhere you like, maybe your neighborhood, the park---just somewhere you enjoy. Then increase it to 20-25 minutes.

A fit, healthly body is a lifelong adventure -- take your time getting there.

Good luck! :P

Pascale Vandenbroucke
workoutsondemand.com

by LittleRed
07 Apr 08 16:34

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Reading info helps too! There are a lot of great fitness articles on 24hourfitness.com that can help you with your fitness goals. For example, here's another one on 5 ways to boost your metabolism:

24hourfitness.com/resources/weight_loss/articles/boost_metabolism.html

by rliz83
07 Apr 08 18:40

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Hey there, I read your post and I had the same problem. The thing that really helped me get into the gym is find something I actually enjoy doing. Like a hip hop aerobics class or kickboxing. I also joined a women's beginner soccer league and we play once a week and that is also helping me to get in shape. And i have fun doing it! I barely feel like I'm working out. And once you start seeing the results you'll be hooked!

by LittleRed
14 Apr 08 17:08

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rliz83 wrote:Hey there, I read your post and I had the same problem. The thing that really helped me get into the gym is find something I actually enjoy doing. Like a hip hop aerobics class or kickboxing. I also joined a women's beginner soccer league and we play once a week and that is also helping me to get in shape. And i have fun doing it! I barely feel like I'm working out. And once you start seeing the results you'll be hooked!


I agree...have fun doing it!! Variety is the spice of life! It is really fun trying different classes, cardio, or relaxing in the saunas. I like that at 24 Hour Fitness they have so much I can mix into my routine. Does the place you choose to work out at have a lot of equipment and features?

by LisaB
23 Apr 08 23:17

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kred03
Hi! My best advice... Find a workout buddy.... When someone is counting on you to show up... don't you always show up! It need not be just a Gym buddy... take on mountain biking with a friend or swimming whatever, find something you both like and plan it out... then hold each other to the plan!

LisaB

by meanne2007
25 Jun 08 10:56

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Why don't you try to exercise first to gear up? i think you have to do a plan, limit your time to do your work, after you eat meal, make a little bit of exercising...

by tjjjohnson
01 Jul 08 19:34

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Lisa's advice of finding a workout buddy is a great tip.

If it's practical you could commute to work by cycling or walking. I find this makes a huge difference to my energy levels - both in the morning and again when I get home from work. When I used to drive home from work I would find myself just plopping down on the couch not keen to do anything, now I cycle and even though it's only a short distance that takes about 5 minutes I find that when I get home I'm primed to do something - whether it be more exercise or cleaning/cooking. You'll want to do you commute at a brisk pace to raise your heart rate.

by pink1e
03 Jul 08 09:51

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I agree, find a workout buddy. It's really nice to have another person to push you along. I like it also because there's a competitive factor that draws me into losing weight because my buddy lost weight.

Back in high school, when I was fit and healthy, I played DDR to lose/maintain my weight. I played 30 min to 3 hours a day. To me, it's the easiest way to get my butt off the couch/chair/bed and start moving every day. I only stopped because my brother lost our PS2 but I'm starting up again but I'm going to play on my PC. In the beginning, it might be frustrating but you'll gradually get better at the game and it's pretty much fun from then on. You don't really focus on the weight you're losing but the music and trying to get that "A" grade on the screen.

Best of all, this is done at home so you can't blame the fact that you worked late, shy about working out in gyms, or whatever else is the reason. It's not that expensive if you're playing on your PC. You just have to buy the mat, you can download the program and songs for free online (like StepMania). Whether you play 10 minutes or an hour, at least you're doing something right?

I also found it motivating to have little notes everywhere reminding me.

by Fit_nrg
07 Jul 08 03:55

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Hi Kred03,
For loosing weight i can suggest you to go for walk as you are working person and don't get the time then you can walk in your lawn for just half an hour. Beside that to boost your energy level you can do some exercise also and can take some health supplements instead of cups of coffee.

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