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Old 06-01-2011, 09:24 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Szelago View Post
Let's take a look at motivation. This is something that can make or break any effort to lean out.
It is different for everyone. Each person needs to really know why they want to lean out. Then keep reminders of that goal handy.
For me, my main goal at the time I began to lose fat was to get healthy (I had a long list of problems) and to just make life easier. I was tired of stairs seeming like mountains and having to come up for air in the middle of tying my shoes.
A person's goals and motivations may change as old ones are reached or simply because your outlook has changed. That's OK as long as they keep you focused and moving in the right direction.

Some things I found helpful:
Wrote down a short term goal and kept it where I would see it every day
Reasearched others who had done what I wanted to do (VERY motivating)
Printed or cut out pictures of what I wanted to look like (tried to keep this realistic for my bodytype, etc.)
Began visiting helpful/motivational websites (like this one)
Began helping others
Keep visible a cool article of clothing that I want to fit into tick
Taking pics throughout your transformation so you can see the changes over time that you might not see day to day

Stay motivated!
Thanks heaps for this post Sz - you know of all those helpful things, I am only doing one of them.

I have to rep you proper for all these new ideas! But cannot - get you later



Axle clean-press: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Bench press: 135 kgs (298 lbs) - 1st PL meet 16th October 2011
Deadlift w/Barbell: 180 kgs (397 lbs)
Deadlift w/Hexbar: 225 kgs (496 lbs)
Farmers walk: 240 kgs (530 lbs), 50 feet
Front squat: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Log clean-press: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Strict OHP: 85 kgs (187 lbs) 3 reps
Tyre flip: 260 kgs (573 lbs), 100 feet
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