I think it's important here to remember that what motivates others will not always motivate you. It's great to hear what others are doing, I myself picked up a few tips of new workouts to try. I recently tweaked a shoulder muscle pole dancing and need to take a short break to let it heal....I am SO trying Zombies, Run. But, until you can find that magic formula for yourself, it's going to be a little hit or miss for a while. Here are some tips I can give to help you find yours.
I encourage you to take a hard look at why you are so unhappy with the way you look and find a thought of what would make you happy. That right there is your motivation. It wasn't until I realized that I was so unhappy all the time because I was sick and tired all the time, I hated having to spend money on new clothes to fit me when my old ones were perfectly fine, and I hated taking pictures because I would immediately compare them to what I looked like in high school that I realized that my lack of fitness was making me really upset. My motivation came from knowing that becoming a happier more fulfilled person came from making the move to change certain factors in my life.
The second piece of advice I can offer, which is one that many others have said, and I fully support, is to find an activity that speaks to you. I loved reading about those who were cycling, those who found a really great routine, or even the one that boulders. They speak about their activity with such passion. When I found the Aerial Arts, I was IN LOVE, especially with Aerial Pole Dancing. I love the sport and I know that I can only improve my dance with side training of core and upper body, flexibility, and cardio. Working out is not a chore, it's simply part of one of my hobbies. Finding something that makes you jump out of bed just like you would for cosplay, even though you know that 12 hours of your day is going to be spent coloring a frakin' wig, is going to be what gets that fire started.
Good luck on your quest!
Creating cosplay heaven in my own private hell, one costume at a time.
Last edited by bunny_Bri : 11-26-2012 at 12:19 PM.