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The real reason why I want to lose weight.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

It is easy to say "I want to lose weight", "I want to be healthy", "I want to weigh less" but that doesn't give me much motivation or determination. Of course I want to lose weight, I certainly don't want to gain any. But has that helped me so far in my journey to healthiness? Not especially.

I am reading The Spark and I have subscribed to Spark Coach and one of the challenges they have put forth is to find the real reason I want to lose weight. So here goes:

1. I want to go out dancing and not get winded or feel my fat jiggling. I love to dance, I love music and I just feel so free and happy when I am dancing. But not lately because all I can think about is how fat I am and how I can't do "that move" anymore. I just want to feel free to feel the music and express it the way my body wants to.

2. I want to join a yoga class. I want to be able to be flexible and touch my toes. I want to feel my muscles stretch and get stronger. I want to experience that peace of mind and ease in my soul after a great yoga session.

3. I want to meditate. Sure I meditate now, in a chair or on the couch. I want to be able to meditate sitting on the floor and not be thinking about how uncomfortable I am. I want to be able to cross my legs, I want to be able to get up off the floor with ease and grace.

4. I want to have sex. Sure I have sex now but it is bashful, shy and awkward sex. I want to be able to live in the moment and do what feels good without thinking about whether I can get into that position or not, or if I can get into that position can I get out of it? I want to feel sexy and look sexy.

5. I want to ride my bicycle! I want to ride my bike! BICYCLE! BICYCLE! Yes, I want to ride my damn bicycle. I don't drive and I have never felt as free as when I ride my bicycle. I have a dog now that loves to run and I want to teach him to run beside me and my bike!

6. I want to wear the clothes I want to wear. I want to wear skirts, dresses, blouses and all my dainty jewelry. I want to walk into a store and not have to immediately look for the largest size and hope that it fits me. I want to be a size 8/10. I want to wear that easy classic european style that really expresses who I am.

7. I want to be strong. I am strong on the inside. I have proven that to myself. I have battled myself emotionally and I am so proud to say I have won! I want that strength on the outside.

I will:
DANCE, practice YOGA, MEDITATE and ride my BICYCLE while wearing beautiful clothes on my STRONG and SEXY body!!!
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    Amen! This looks like something Icoukd have written! Thank you for putting in down in words what is in my thoughts.
    1471 days ago
  • 67YKCEB
    HAHA!!! Love it!!! Love your reasons! hahahaha!!!! Your reasons and mine are about the same. But I have to add one ..... So when I'm old and fall down, my 5'3" son or 4'11" daughter can help me stand back up! If I weigh twice what they weigh then that ain't going to happen!
    I HATE ALL OF THOSE JIGGLIES!! And where did they come from??
    Your right, saying that you want to lose weight or get healthy really doesn't give you much motivation or determination. Cause our jiggly fat cells and super sweet tooth can and will beat up motivation AND determination. And they will find all kinds of wonderful ooey gooey tempting treats for us and then our brain will lie and tell us that "one wont hurt" and before we know it we have eaten a dozen .... or the whole pie.
    So your reasons ...... Those are the true warriors on this journey. Those are the things that will over come our fat cells and sweet teeth. And YOU WILL OVERCOME THEM!! YOU WILL WIN!
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    1765 days ago
  • NIKO27
    1766 days ago
    And you will do all of those things!!!!!!! You have come to the right place for all the tools you need to succeed.
    1766 days ago
    I love your reasons. I just might steal them for myself. emoticon

    Good luck. You are going to have so much fun!
    1766 days ago
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