The Motivation of a Future Picture
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I’ve gained the weight I lost with SparkPeople a year ago, but I haven’t completely let myself go. To date, I have run over 500 miles in 2011. I ran when it was 4F and 90F. I’ve run 3 half marathons since July. This past Saturday, I ran a half marathon on a trail course, making it a bit harder. My time of 2:35 is not impressive but respectable. I was satisfied enough to share the time on FaceBook.
When the pictures came through the next day, I found the ones of me. I knew there would be a picture of me doing the “bushwhack” portion of the trail. What a beautiful and impressive setting. Too bad I’d never post that picture of me at 170lbs.
When my stepdad called this morning and asked if I might be interested in going to the beach with him and my mom next Spring, I thought, Fantastic! Then I thought about the pictures. I don't want to go have a great time and then burry the pictures so they'll never see the light of day.
So I came back to SP to figure out what it would take to be 145lbs (25 BMI) by March. When I saw the calories per day, I reframed my goal, ok, 150lbs by March. I can live with that.
I have other goals that relate to health – like running faster and longer. But those pictures sure are motivating.