Recently I've been loosing motivation to be in the gym and lift heavy,the whole process of stuffing chicken breast and deli sliced turkey down your throat while washing it down with protein shakes to insure you get the maximum benefit of your workout has grown tiring. If anybody has any pointers on how to stay motivated to be in the gym then please feel free to share. But in the midst of the constant battle of deciding the ultimate question of "to gym,or not to gym?" on a day to day basis,I've kind of been kicking around the idea of joining up one of the local martial arts gyms. It seems fun,and both of my best friends who train tell me I'll love it. Boxing in particular draws my interests,and the lone boxing gym in town really only focuses on cardio and training,with some sparring here and there and the occasional amateur fight,which is really as far as I would take it anyways. So anybody who does martial arts feel free to chime in,I'm a big guy... 6 foot and 240 lbs,much of which is muscle,and I want to cut down a few pounds now that I've put on the muscle mass I want. Would boxing,kickboxing,or other mixed martial arts be a good idea to keep me in shape if I have wavering motivation to lift weights? Or do I not know what I would be getting myself into?