What is my true motivation?
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Spend a few minutes writing about the reasons behind
your fitness and weight-loss goals. What is your true motivation? What do you
hope to achieve or experience after reaching your goal?
This is what SparkCoach is asking me today. These may seem like easy questions but as I sit an ponder them, they become more complicated.
I want to lose weight to feel and look better but what is my true motivation? I have had that goal for years and my weight never budged - I actually watched some of my coworkers get fit and slim down and even though I had good intentions to do the same, I got left behind. I don't want that. I want to keep up. I don't hate myself or my look but I want to look better, I want to feel more energetic, I want to do things with friends and not feel too exhausted to enjoy myself.
I also want to get rid of the belly! Why? Because I am tired of being a 40 something year old women who looks like she is 8 months pregnant! It is embarrasing! That is a good motivator. I don't want anyone asking when I am due. Yes, it has happened. I laugh it off but it is to hide the pain. I am actually angry to be asked this. I don't want to EVER be mistaken for pregnant again!
I NEVER ask any woman when they are due unless they are a patient admitted on the OB floor and I am drawing their blood - then it is appropriate. Wish other people were this considerate.
What do I hope to achieve or experience after reaching my goal?
1) I want to shop in the regular sizes - no more plus sized.
2) I want to experience getting "checked out" because it has NEVER happened (that I know of). I am happily in a relationship with my loverly for 15+ years but it would be nice to get looked at - you know?
3) Going the distance, doing more, experiencing new things fearlessly.
4) Being included in activities that I normally don't get invited to (I didn't know I wanted this until it happened the other day - I got invited out with a coworker to her woman's group for dinner/movie/wine - she has never invited me before so I feel like I am doing something right).
5) Never having to ask for a seat-belt extender on the airplane.
6)having my daughters feel proud of me!
I am sure there is more but I will digress. I would like to hear what your true motivations are and your thoughts. Please share with me.