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What's My Motivation?

Monday, June 03, 2013

Spark Coach asked the question is my session today: "What will be different when you've lost the weight?"

So what will be different? Now that I've hit the upper level of my maintenance range, I notice that I'm more cheerful and have more energy. I don't seem to stress out if I miss a workout, and I can easily substitute foods here and there to stay within calorie ranges without starving. Yet...what exactly is my goal?

What I can do better at maintenance weight:
* Teach my daughter to run
* Go into a black belt test with very little anxiety about performance
* Take on physical challenges (like the Zombie Mud Run)
* Teach my daughter to play tennis
* Teach my son to ride a two-wheel bike (all that running alongside him!)

Why I feel better at maintenance weight:
* Clothes fit better - No tight, stretched-out areas
* More energy
* More hope -- I rarely feel like "Forget it, it's already ruined, just give up." Instead, when I do splurge, I can laugh about it and plan for lower calories/harder workout the next day.

I think that's it. More hope. Life does not cave in on me anymore. I can handle sorrow and happiness equally. I don't want to punish myself for eating two and a half dinner rolls. I don't want to punish myself at all.

That's the hurdle. What's my motivation? Loving my life and my body -- all of it -- without hesitation.

What's YOUR motivation? I'd love to know!
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    Great blog!
    1719 days ago
    More hope - that's HUGE - the other things are great answers but that one is the key. That sort of attitude has to be a big factor in just being on SP, let alone succeeding as you have- good for you! and thank you for sharing, I need to look at that in my life.
    1719 days ago
    Oooh! Great motivation!
    1720 days ago
    Almost the same as yours, Rebecca. Energy, health, being able to motivate my children and my loved ones towards a better health. And I try to never forget the past, the opposite. When energy was at its lowest levels, when clothes wouldn't fit, when playing with the kids involved gasping and running out of breath. I'd do anything to make sure I'll never get back there!
    And my everyday inspiration comes from people like you. From my good Sparkfriends who keep on pushing and finding their way to fitness and good health, no matter the difficulties and the bumps on the road.
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    1720 days ago
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