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    Motivation ...

    Yup .. I need some. I just can't seem to get myself excercising again since being injured (shoulder) last year. I had to stop lifting so I started road riding (a good thing) for the 1st time in a long, long, long time... then it got cold and snowy. I know I'll be able to ride soon but I feel so out of shape now that I know I'll get whipped from the 1st 5 or 10 miler that I do . I need/want to start lifting again or do something .. anything ... but just don't know how to get the motivation back. Maybe it's because I'm freakin' about 40 coming but that's not for a year. Wah wah wah wah - all this whining makes me want to puke So, go ahead .. bash away at the whiney big guy. Maybe that's what I need .. I don't know. Thanks for listening.

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    Stor Mand - Ok man, I separated my left shoulder in 9/8/2002, requiring two surgeries. I just turned 38 last month. I weigh 200-210 (down from 280 last year at this time). We are just alike, except for our politics.

    I'd been averaging 140 miles a week all year until two weeks ago when the weather turned wet and windy. I did a century last Saturday but haven't ridden a day since then. Not riding can be just as habit forming as riding I'm starting to see. My solution is to ride with my wife tomorrow, not the hammers that I ususally hang with. I get some saddle time, don't feel the pressure to compete, and I get to spend time with my best friend. Remember, riding is supposed to be fun, and it is.
    No Crybabies!!!

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    Yeah, my wife is itchin' to ride. She was asking if the bikes needed to be tuned up because she's ready to ride now, but I had it done at the end of the season. Just snowed again here ... streets are crap for at least a few more weeks ... maybe if I buy some equipment (weights) for home, I'll start exercising again.
    I opted for no surgery (again) for the torn rotator cuff. At least it wasn't the same shoulder .. is that good or bad, hmm. Going on a year of "healinig" time. Feels pretty good now but afraid to hurt it again.
    Oh, nice drop in weight there, amerpie. :thumbup:

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    you've got to get that 'total lifestyle' adjustment. why did you workout in the first place? it can be for purely selfish vain reasons...for stress control...to get out of the house...to not be as big as a house....

    go back the what first drew you to workout. and if it wasn't for yourself then get selfish...now!! round out that overall healthful feeling. continue chasing that elusive mental + physical match ... and rock on.

    this must be the thread for 38 y.o.'s with recent shoulder separations. ME TOO.

    NOW GO OUT THERE AND RIDE IT LIKE YA STOLE IT!!
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    Just get on your bike and it will happen.I read that when you dont want to or feel like riding,get on the bike and just do what you can and most the time you will ride more then you wanted to.I've tried to stick to that and it really works and i feel better when i am done,not more lazy.
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