Fitness Minutes: (78,805)
4,342 5/11/13 10:16 A
to not get out of breth when I take the stairs at work!
Barb Grand Rapids, MI EST
Fitness Minutes: (305)
72 5/11/13 10:15 A
I want to feel better about myself.
“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” ~Buddha
Fitness Minutes: (225)
5/11/13 10:12 A
I got a wake up call when my best friend had a massive heart attack last week.
5/11/13 9:48 A
Reasons to lose weight ( or maintain and keep it off) by eating less and exercising more 1) prevents diseases such as heart disease, osteoperosis, kidney stones, and diabetes 2) exercise makes your heart and lungs work more efficiently which also helps fight lung diseases 3) to look nice in clothing (includes swimsuits!) 4) to feel energetic 5) to keep up with kids and grandkids 6) to have energy to enjoy really fun sports (water and snow skiing, hiking, swimming, dancing, team sports, etc.) 7) to relieve aches and pains from sore and stiff muscles 8) to increase muscle flexibility and strength 9) to feel confident after overcoming an obstacle such as losing weight 10) to be able to do hard, physical work around house, home, and garden 11) to meet new friends and try new activities such as yoga, ballet, pilates and other group activities 12) to try new foods (meats, fruits, legumes, vegetables) which are lean and expand my dining fare and improve my cooking
Those are a few of my reasons to lose weight, keep it off, and exercise. I am age 55 and have been exercising regularly for 43 years. Sugary treats are my vice (baked goods) and it is really hard to keep me away from cookies and ice cream. My motivation list above helps to keep me on track.
Fitness Minutes: (5,416)
2,543 5/11/13 9:39 A
Be more confident in my cool Lands End bathing suit I just bought.
It's a beautiful summery Saturday morning and I want to wear one of my cute Lilly Pulitzer skirts today. Unfortunately I cannot because I've gained 20 lbs since last summer. :(
My husband and I are almost done with week 1 of the 17 Day Diet and I can already feel a difference in my clothing. Here's to hoping I can fit into at least one of my skirts or dresses by August!
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them- every day begin the task anew. - St. Francis de Sales
Fitness Minutes: (114,483)
5/11/13 9:03 A
I just want to know that I'm dropping fat even if I'm gaining muscle so the weight really doesn't matter at all. I know that I have a lot of belly fat to burn. So just getting tighter and feeling better about that.
Fitness Minutes: (62,961)
5/11/13 8:52 A
I want to feel better physically and mentally. I'm 51 and want o enjoy the rest of my life. I love hiking, biking, and canyonneering. You can't do these things and be out of shape. Plus I want to keep up with my grand kids!
Life is short so enjoy every moment!
Fitness Minutes: (15,602)
5/11/13 8:45 A
I want to loose weight for almost all of the reasons I just read (way too old for babies!). I started the journey to help my knees. One replacement last fall, one to be done in June. My surgeon suggested it and scared me enough to take it all the way. Kinda slow loss but I don't want to go back, feeling good, down 50#, blood pressure down, and movement easier. Long way to go but headed in the right direction!
for me it is never just about losing weight I really need to focus on optimum health for me at any weight. I learned the hard way earlier in life that bad habits have consequences and what you eat can be your poison or your miracle cure. Now it's about doing what I can to make the rest of the journey as healthy as possible.
Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 Spring final wt. 225 EL for 2015 Spring 5% Challenge Team Spirited Underdogs
Fitness Minutes: (548)
5/11/13 7:48 A
to stop feeling like I'm going to choke on my own neck fat!
I think I can .. I think I can...WAIT! I KNOW I can!!
Fitness Minutes: (2,214)
365 5/11/13 7:03 A
I think life is not so much about waiting for the storms to be over, as much as it is, learning how to dance in the rain.
“Only as high as I reach can I grow Only as far as I seek can I go Only as deep as I look can I see Only as much as I dream can I be”
¯ Karen Ravn
"Every time I hear that song, I go back....."
Fitness Minutes: (17,714)
434 5/11/13 4:32 A
I am realizing how hard it is on my body to be carrying around this extra weight. It gotta go!!! I want to free up my body's energy to do other things than just carry around extra weight.
"My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in me, whom I have from God, and I am not my own. For I have been bought at a price, therefore I will glorify God in my body and in my spirit, which are God's." (paraphrase of I Cor. 6:19-20
I'm beginning again. Today, I want to lose weight so I can do all the things I want to do without my knees and feet hurting.
Fitness Minutes: (3,187)
5/10/13 2:01 P
So I can have the energy to play with my 7 year old son and I believe my weight has made it hard for me to get pregnant. Trying for 6 years and only managed to get pregnant once, unfort that didn't end good. :(
Good idea! My reason today is to be healthier so I can enjoy my life more!
Penny - New York
Fitness Minutes: (78,805)
4,342 5/10/13 10:23 A
I try to write a reason to lose weight every day. When I am struggling with motivation, I pull out my list and by the time I get to the end of it, I have a little bit more motivation than when I pulled out the list. Thought this might be a good thread so we could scroll through multiple reasons to ignite the spark again!
My reason for today is so that it is a little easier bend over my shrinking belly and tie my tennis shoes!
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