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True Motivation for Losing Weight

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Today through the SparkCoach program, SparkGuy asked me to explore my true motivations for losing weight.

For years my primary motivation has been to look good. The why behind that has slowly shifted from a desire to be attractive to others and to myself (which I still want!) toward a recognition that when I look good, I feel and emit a sense of vibrancy which is very powerful. It is that vibrancy that I want. And the ability it gives me to think clearly and to connect deeply with people.

And more recently, I've come to understand that the vibrancy is a function of my health -- my health balanced in body, mind and spirit. And that I must take care of my health to be vibrant.

And to do what I want to do in life. I am 58, recently an empty-nester, and embarking on a new exciting phase in my life. My commitment to my family remains firm and I intend to deepen our love and life together. Externally I haven't totally figured out what I want to do. I know that I want to grow my consulting firm and that is already happening. Right now it is taking all my time. But in addition, I know that I want to use my to God-given gifts to make a major impact on a compelling need in the world. I feel called to some public role but I don't know what, how, where and when. At my community level? State, something larger? What is the cause? I have so many interests. My skills are in the areas of bringing groups together to create a common vision, moving people to action, bringing creativity and innovation to problem-solving, public speaking.

Just writing about this openly is a huge step for me.

So, my true motivation is to be HEALTHY and STRONG and VIBRANT so that I can realize my goals--my goals regarding my family, my business and my dream role (whenever I figure it out). For as much time as God gives me here on earth, time that I can expand through being healthy, I am committed to doing all I can to achieve these goals and to living a life of purpose, joy, and love.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARYHEALY 11/12/2012 7:29AM

    Thank you, everyone, for your comments. This was the first time I had ever posted a blog, and I had no expectation of any responses. Your comments made me feel great. Thanks again! emoticon

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MSHEALTHY56 11/11/2012 9:14AM

    I feel very much the same and I am turning 57....this the greatest and now needs to be healthiest time of our lives!!

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JACKIE542 11/11/2012 9:09AM

    Great goals and motivation, I know you can do this! emoticon emoticon

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KANDOLAKER 11/11/2012 8:46AM

    Excellent goals and purpose!! Thanks for sharing, and it reminds me that I need to do more soul-searcihng. All the best to you - Kathy

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ESIGURBERGSSON 11/11/2012 8:08AM

  Thank you! That was very inspirational! It is amazing the insight that a journey like this gives us!
Congrats on the empty nest! I'm looking forward to the time when my husband and I can "honeymoon" again! :o)

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DMEYER4 11/11/2012 8:05AM

  wonderful insight. thanks for sharing

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MEMORIES7 11/11/2012 8:04AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hugs, Rose:)

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