Samara Donald is: The Gym Coach

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Finding the Motivation

A good friend recently posted on my wall “I wish I had your motivation for working out.” Well my friend, it’s not luck, it’s focused motivation. Sometimes even I have trouble leaving my warm bed for the dark of night to get to the gym before work. If this is you too, here are 5 things that might get you going:

1. Music – There’s nothing like some new upbeat tunes to get you going

2. Reward – Give yourself a goal, like for every pound lost you put $10 into the bank for new clothes (since you’ll need ’em after losing weight!)

3. New Program – Buy a new book or look online for something new to try at the gym.

4. Buddy System – Ask a friend or your partner to join you at the gym. It’ll be good for them too!

5. Take a Class – A sure fire way to get you excited about something new, plus it gives you accountability to be at the gym at a certain time.

I hope you find YOUR motivation!


3 comments on “Finding the Motivation

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    December 14, 2009

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  2. thegymcoachblog
    January 25, 2010

    Very sorry, I am just now seeing your comment! Try me at 😉

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