Lately I've seen a lot of people blogging that they just aren't motivated right now. They've lost their motivation and can't seem to find it again. Well, I'm not one of them! Several months ago I found something that motivates me. It took several weeks for the full impact of this to become a desire to lose weight and be healthier but here I am now
Believe it or not, the source of my motivation came from a little quote I read at the bottom of an email or on a motivational poster somewhere, I really don't remember. It read, "Dress today as though you expect to run into the person you most admire or your worst enemy."
That really struck a chord with me! I realized that if I have a worst enemy they must really be loving what's become of me lately! And if I ran into Jared Padalecki or Jensen Ackles somewhere they'd never take a second glance at me! So I started taking better care of myself.
Then I thought "What if Jared and Jensen were in the area and I could ask them to come over. Would I want to open my door?" I started taking better care of my apartment. It still needs work but, hey, it's a friggin' shoebox with broken hand-me-down furniture!
Then, finally, it occurred to me "Wow, I'm attracted to men who look like they take very good care of their bodies and exercise quite a lot. Why on earth would someone like that be interested in someone who looks like she hasn't cared about her body in a lot of years?" Thus began my journey to better self-care.
So, yes, my original thought was that I want to be attractive to the kind of man I find attractive. But now here I am 25 lbs lighter and realizing that I was just easing into doing it for me! I feel so much better. My knees don't hurt anymore. I ran out of GERD medication over a week ago and have only had heartburn once. The jeans that were my favorite pair years ago is my favorite pair again and it won't be long before they're too big
Were fate to take a quirky twist and put Jared and Jensen in my path one day, I only ask that they think "Mm, if I weren't married" instead of "Awe, she's sweet for a fat, old lady." Other than that, though, my reasons for continuing to lose weight and exercise are purely selfish. Just the fact that my knees don't hurt anymore is enough to keep me going! And when I wind down and just don't want to record my food, or drink that last cup of water, or work out today, I fall back to "If I stop today, would a hunk find me attractive tomorrow?" and keep going
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to jog in place for 7000 steps and finish my last 2 cups of water for today
My kitty held me down most of today so I haven't gotten my steps in
But tomorrow is a school day so I'll get my mile in first thing and then a full exercise session!
So good night
and find your motivation to keep going, too!