Where Motivation Comes From. . .
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
For the longest time I have been trying to motivate myself through various forms and challenges to no avail. I was trying to figure out if a conference would do it, maybe some new gym equipment, a video, who knows. Nothing seemed to be doing the trick, until the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, January 27.
I was up, because I could no longer sleep, and was browsing through FB on my phone. I happened on a comment and hit the like button. To my surprise a friend was up as well, and asked if we could chat. She told me what she was going through, and how she was planning to have weight loss surgery, and did I have any advise for her. I told her about the journey I had gone through, of which she knew, because she had been there when I was going through myself, but this time her questions were more personal - they were for her and not as a concerned friend. Telling her about the initial reaction/responses to the surgery got me thinking about what I had gone through over 5 years ago. We talked for over 2 hours before agreeing we both had to get some sleep for church later that morning. We agreed to schedule to meet in person real soon before her srugery date.
After I got off the phone, I had felt different than I had in quite a while. I felt like I could do this! I had mustarded the energy and motivation before to propel me to where I am today, which is vastly different from where I had been. Sharing with her let me once again realize what I had sacrificed to get myself to where I am today, and it also reminded me that I had come too far to turn back around. In the process of helping her, I encouraged myself.
Today is Day 3 of my new mental transformation, and I'm going strong! I have to thank my friend for reminding me, although she didn't know it, that I've gone too far to turn back now!