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Fitness Minutes: (2,287)
8/4/11 3:11 P
What keeps me motivated is......
My dress! I just ordered it and I can't wait to try it on when it arrives and have to take it in a bunch. I know I'll feel beautiful no matter what, but I'll feel even better if I can lose about 30 more pounds.
And my fiancee. He's a stick, so he really can't relate to anything I am going through. But he helps me and encourages me every day. He has learned not to judge and not to tell me how to lose weight, but he walks with me every day after dinner and listens when I feel stressed. I encourage you all to involve your fiancees in your new healthy life. We all want to be together forever and forever lasts longer when we are eating healthy and staying active!
Best of luck.
Fitness Minutes: (939)
8/3/11 11:26 P
It is very hard to stay motivated. My wedding isn't until Dec. 2012. It is really difficult to stay motivated for the wedding for that long a time. I have to use other things to motivate me. I am glad you asked this question so I could get some ideas!
8/3/11 1:16 P
I wanted to lose weight before I was ever in the situation where I was getting married and it was crunch time to lose 50 lbs or whatever before the big day. I estimated that it would take a year to lose the weight and said 'yes, I can eat healthy and exercise for a year'. It quickly became a habit and I never looked back. I keep at it because I never want to have to get a new wardrobe of bigger clothes or have to explain to people what happened that I gained it all back. I started running and I feel a great sense of accomplishment after every run. The reasons to be motivated can be many and may change day to day, the key is to always be using one to get you to pass on dessert or to get you outside walking around. Good Luck!! You can do it!!
I'm getting my vows renewed in 2013 of May. What keeps me going is the fact that exercise has made me more energetic. I don't have to nap for three hours daily, so it's given me MORE time to do other things! I feel great so far, even though I'm not at my target weight yet!
8/2/11 2:52 P
Frankie, I'm getting married in April as well!! I would like to lose about 20-25lbs and be back to my 22 year old body!!!
I know that when I do the boudoir photo session in October that I want to look like a million bucks! not to mention the pictures of me in my GORGEOUS wedding gown will be around for-EVER... so even when I'm older, I can prove to my kids that mom wasn't always... old... haha...
I love the feeling of being in shape, and wanting to look good for the biggest day of my life to-date is HUGE motivation!
Hope you keep me informed on your progress!!!
Fitness Minutes: (2,050)
67 8/2/11 1:34 P
Hey guys! I am new to this site and I started dieting a week ago! Anyway I am not getting married until April and I want to lose about 65lbs. Now, I am one of those people that want results fast and want them now...I am starting to realize that this is not the way weight loss works!!! So my question to you guys, what is motivating you to keep going and fighting the good fight? I know that hearing everyone's stories will motivate me : )
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