Back in late Feb., I brought a Fitbit One-a pedometer that measures a number of different things, to motivate me to get back into doing more activity again. My goal for number of steps and mileage is still pretty darn low but I *am* making progress and am feeling somewhat better.
Being 72 1/2 yrs. old with 2 heart attacks under my belt and with2 married children with 4 grand children, I THINK that is 1 reason. Also I want to live a few more years and now to HELP SPARKPEOPLE.YOU CAN DO THIS .
Unlike many of the PPs, I haven't reached my goal weight yet. And that is okay.
I have a few things that keep me going though.
1. My daughter. She isn't 2 yet (getting close!) and I want her to see a thin and healthy mommy, so that she doesn't go through or has a less chance of being unhealthy and fat.
2. My husband. I want to live a LONG life with him. I can't do that eating terribly and with health commplications through weight. I don't have them now, but that isn't to say you can't eventually get them!
3. I think this is the best one. I feel pretty awesome. That isn't to say I don't get sore, or I don't get tired or anything, but I'm not at my goal weight, and the foods I'm putting in my body make me feel FANTASTIC. WAY better than I did before I was eating like this! I don't want that feeling to go away. So I don't really want to eat unhealthy again!
I don't want to go back to being too fat for my biggest "fat pants". And I also do not want to give up the health benefits of eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. And getting some exercise. Like a pp said, Spark works-- and it works as a whole lifestyle, not just a diet to lose some weight and then go back to the way I was before. I can see myself doing this for the rest of my life.
I'm just tired of not looking how I feel inside- honestly just getting into a routine has helped me immensely- I get to work early so I can leave early, hit the gym before it gets super crowded, prep a healthy dinner, etc. Setting my wedding date has also helped but I had gotten into the swing of things before that.
Other things that keep me going: feeling/seeing muscles growing, clothes fitting better, others commenting, etc.
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Is there one thing that finally motivated you, not only to start this journey, but to actually STICK with it? Is there any particular thing that keeps you going when you don't want to?
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