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Goals, motivation and expectations

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Here it is, another "SparkCoach made me do it" blog! emoticon Today I need to blog about the reasons behind my fitness/weight loss goals, my true motivation, and what I hope to achieve or experience after reaching my goal.
My ultimate goal is to be in the 150 pound range. I want to be able to run with my kids, to feel good most of the time, to have energy, to feel attractive, to not attempt to hide my body behind my sisters' thin bodies in a group picture. I want to be proud of myself, to be as happy with my outside as I am with my inside. I want my kids to see a working model of a healthy lifestyle; I want to grow old and gray with Dave. I want to know how good working hard feels, long term.

My true motivation is me, and everything I described above. I get mad that I can't. I'm driven to work until I can.

As for hopes/expectations? I hope I am able to use all the tools available to me to create an ACTION plan for success. I hope that others will see me as an inspiration. And I hope my daughters follow in my footsteps, BEFORE they get to my current size. I expect that I will be healthier. I expect that this is a lifelong journey, not a "short sprint". I expect to struggle with my weight for years to come; to struggle with food choices and motivation and self-doubt for a long time. I also expect that I will eventually overcome these struggles, and the road will get that much easier. I expect this will take a while. A year or two to my goal weight, anyway. And then maintenance. Forever. I can do it. SparkPeople and it's millions of members will help me along the way. And hopefully, I can help others along the way too.
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