Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I just did another session of Spark Coach and in todays video the question was posed ...'What is your real reason for losing weight?"
I had to dig behind some standard "one size fits all" answers to come up with my real reason why I want to lose weight. I actually came up with several.
These goals can be motivators for me. Perhaps they will spark others to think of their real reasons for getting healthier too.
1. I want to live longer. I don't want to waste away sitting in a rocking chair.
(There is nothing wrong with sitting in a rocking chair but I don't want that to be the way I spend my final years of life. )
I enjoy my rocking chair after a busy day where I have walked, biked, bowled or lifted weights but then it is a reward to sit there and not a necessity.
I also use my rocking chair when there is a little one who is hurting or tired and they need to be held and rocked. There is great pleasure in rocking a child.
2. I have a son that needs a mom/nurse/caregiver. I want to fill that position as long as I am able. If he goes home to heaven before I do than I will consider my job complete.
I often think if he had to go to an institution would he find someone to look after him the way I do. Of course he will, but why would I give up that joy.
3. I want to share many retirement years with my husband. This is the first summer we had a garden together. I really would like to see many more patches of sunflowers and dig many more potatoes.
4. I want to be healthy and able to go have fun with my granddaughters - all three of them are active and into sports. I can't play soccer or baseball but we can hike together or go beachcombing.
5. My daughter might need a motivator to get out walking or to keep on walking. It's so easy to give up when you are on your own.
6. All of these reasons lead up to the same point. I want to be healthy, active, ALIVE while I'm here. I want to enjoy life. I want to move.
I really want to live.
That seems like good enough reasons for me to keep on following Spark People and to keep on striving to be healthier each and every day.