Monday, September 03, 2012
It's been a while since I started this journey. It's been a slow journey, one that is on a par with the slowest loser. One year, 23 pounds. (Was 25, but I gained them back.)
I have to remind myself of why I'm on this journey, though.
My primary motivation are my two little girls. Their names are Elisabeth (6) and Rebekah (4). First grade, and preschool, respectively. I want them to grow up seeing healthy as the norm. Strength as the goal, not thinness. Making healthy choices.
But it's more than that. I want to do this for them, but I want to do it for ME, too! I want to be able to run a Tough Mudder. I want to be able to run, period. I want to be able to ride my bike crazy amounts of miles. I want to join my cousins in their races. (One cousin just ran a 10k, and is training for his first half. The other rides 30+ miles on a regular basis.) I DON'T want to follow my mom down the path of Type II Diabetes.
I have big goals for myself. And I'm going to meet them. So why are you here, really? Yeah, I know you want to lose X amount of weight. We all have that goal. But WHY do you want to lose the weight? What's your real reason for reading this blog, for logging into Spark every day, for trying to lose weight at all?
What's your motivation?