motivation needed

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motivation needed

Postby leojvs » Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:30 am

geez louise, i need a kick in the pants. I have been very slack on the bike lately. I have ridden twice in the last 2 weeks. I feel like a blimp. My gut is getting bigger, and im loosing muscle. I am ment to ride to work 3 days a week, its a 50km trip return (as opposed to the 100 trip it used to be) but getting up at 0420hrs is really not my thing.

Motivation anyone? Please?
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Postby pugsly » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:18 am

Hey, I'm with you! The last week for me has been a downer too.

My motivation - I try to remember how good I'm feeling when I do the exercise - not the lethargic lump I feel now. I've also set a goal to participate in a triathlon in 12 months - so if I don't get off my arse I'll let myself down. Even though it's gunna be bloody hot today, I'm still off for a ride - just a short one though :)

The 4:20am start has gotta suck, although I'm only an hour after you when I ride in.

How about if we sick(sp?) some of the particularly nasty forum members onto you (volunteers?) if you don't do some more riding?
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:39 am

You were the toughest commuter out there, time to regain that crown. What happened to the ride to Nelson Bay you were going to do?

Set yourself a goal and use that as motovation, or join a club and get motovation from others.

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Postby heavymetal » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:50 am

Go shopping and buy something new for your bike. :D You may feel like riding again.

This is what happens if you don't ride.

1. You get Fat.
2. You get lazy.
3. You drop dead!
4. You'll be banned from these forums after step 3.

Is that enough motivation? :D
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Postby leojvs » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:31 am

mikesbytes wrote:You were the toughest commuter out there, time to regain that crown. What happened to the ride to Nelson Bay you were going to do?

Set yourself a goal and use that as motovation, or join a club and get motovation from others.

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Damn, thats right. i forgot bout that. Geez, thats got the blood pumping. Thatnks! :lol:
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Postby leojvs » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:35 am

bicyclewa wrote:Go shopping and buy something new for your bike. :D You may feel like riding again.

This is what happens if you don't ride.

1. You get Fat.
2. You get lazy.
3. You drop dead!
4. You'll be banned from these forums after step 3.

Is that enough motivation? :D


well, i am looking at a new set of cleats, but I can get new 105 pedals with cleats for 10 bucks more off fleaBay, so I might do that too. Im already fat (for my body size (5 foot 5 and 76 kg) im already lazy (cant be effed getting up to ride) dead and banned are on theway!!!

Motivation is in the way I think. Will have o remember how good I felt leading up to the city to the Gong. I felt tall, lean, and great. DAMNIT, im going riding tomorrow morning!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks all!
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Postby gururug » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:18 pm

Try riding with your shirt off, if that's not enough motivation, I don't know what is?
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Postby europa » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:25 pm

It's 40 here today. It was yesterday and it will be tomorrow.

Motivation to ride?

Hah!

Seriously, I wanted to do a 50km ride on the fixie this weekend, but fixed gear is an intense ride - not doing it in this heat. Maybe I'll wait till after dark. Maybe I'll watch tele.

The drop in motivation is quite normal boys. You get all keen about this new game and for a while, the pain, discomfort and plain stupidity of the whole thing doesn't mean a thing. But after a few weeks or months, reality rears up and slaps you in the face. That's when you realise that getting up at half past midnight just so you can stink out the office all day loses its appeal.

Now is the time to concentrate on what you enjoy. Don't beat yourself up for not commuting, or not going for a ride - rather than motivate you, it actually guarantees that you'll fail. Start going for rides in the evening, on the weekend. Bung the bike on the car and ride only part of the commute. Just do stuff that is easily doable and which makes you feel good. You'll find that very soon, your distances will stretch out and you are back to the sort of work level that you originally envisaged.

Seriously.

Forget the weight.
Forget the fitness goals.
Just enjoy the bike. That in itself is better for you than sitting in front of tele with a slab of beer. As that enjoyment becomes entrenched, you'll find that once again, you can set performance type goals, and you'll achieve them.

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Postby LuckyPierre » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:37 pm

europa wrote: ...
Forget the weight.
Forget the fitness goals.
Just enjoy the bike.
...

Richard says some sensible things sometimes - other times, well .... :wink:

Just go for a little ride - make it a 'reward' ride (so, ride to your favourite coffe shop or something that takes your fancy) not a commute.
Do it again tomorrow.
Have a play on / with your bike after work a couple of days next week
Next weekend, ride a bit more.
Then, if you feel like it, think about commuting.
Personally, I think that commuting would be a hassle - but then, I get up at 6 am to ride most days of the week (even in winter) - so I'm not really in any position to question other peoples' idiosyncracies. :)
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:13 pm

Its pretty hot in Sydney at the moment.

Sogood is riding in his first race at the moment, it started at 4pm

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Postby sogood » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:00 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Its pretty hot in Sydney at the moment.

Sogood is riding in his first race at the moment, it started at 4pm

No I'm not! Just got back home from shopping...

I'm delaying my first race until a key member of the club is back from his racing down south. 8)

I did go down to Heffron this morning and they were running some kind of race there. Seemed to be an ITT of some sort.
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Postby Mr888 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:40 am

Motivation???

Just play the theme song from "The Biggest Loser"...you know the one by Shannon Noll

"...cause I know...
...How hard it can get...
...you need to lift..."
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Postby leojvs » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:20 am

Mr888 wrote:Motivation???

Just play the theme song from "The Biggest Loser"...you know the one by Shannon Noll

"...cause I know...
...How hard it can get...
...you need to lift..."


i just shudered
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:38 pm

Imagine following them in a bunch ride, you'd be thinking "Hmmm, what happened to his seat?" :shock:
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Postby pugsly » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:44 pm

how about a great 80's tune - "eye of the tiger"! :P
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:47 pm

Boxing gloves make shifting hard :wink:
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:51 pm

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Postby MJF » Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:47 pm

What's wrong with the simple approach?

leojvs - get back on your frikkin bike and commute every day this week, or we'll hunt you down and insult you. You have been warned. And daily Km reports please, or your imaginary friend "Bob" will die.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:01 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Boxing gloves make shifting hard :wink:


But they do prevent you going blind

MJF wrote:What's wrong with the simple approach?

leojvs - get back on your frikkin bike and commute every day this week, or we'll hunt you down and insult you. You have been warned. And daily Km reports please, or your imaginary friend "Bob" will die.


Good point. Leovis, we want to see accountability. Start an exercise log now !

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Postby leojvs » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:07 pm

Guys, you are all very good here. Mikesbytes, thanks for that link. (i didnt get to ride today. Car selling and people dramas. Been f***ing aroung with the both since 7am) It brings back the good feelings. Well, tomorrow is a newday, and we will see what a new day brings. I will keep you all updated on how I go! <<Run Bob, run! Theres mad people out here>>
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Postby MJF » Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:38 pm

Where's the update, leojvs!

"Bob" could be done for, and we might move on to "Helen" and "Steve".
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Postby leojvs » Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:39 pm

MJF wrote:Where's the update, leojvs!

"Bob" could be done for, and we might move on to "Helen" and "Steve".


but....but ....but, there my parents :?

Well, Im paying bills atm, then I will be putting my bike in the car, and doing the regular commute from Penrith station, raining or not.The wet gear is ready and waiting. I drive on Mondays to take food for the week, so I never plan to ride mondays. You are a hard individual MJF
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Postby MJF » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:31 pm

O.K. - we'll be watching tomorrow.

Actually - I might not ride tomorrow myself. Was getting dressed after getting home & showering & the upper back went into spasm. Hurts like hell... See - I have an excuse :cry:

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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:41 pm

MJF wrote:O.K. - we'll be watching tomorrow.

Actually - I might not ride tomorrow myself. Was getting dressed after getting home & showering & the upper back went into spasm. Hurts like hell... See - I have an excuse :cry:

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Postby MJF » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:43 pm

Totally OT : How about you disable linking of web sites by people who are new members (say, less than 10 days), so we don't have to see work unsafe content while (AT) work... would also cut down significantly on spam members.

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