My action step today is to think about what my true motivation for losing weight is.
I want to be healthy and fit, but that really isn't specific enough.
Let's see...what are the little things I want to see change?
1. I would like to go back to feeling like I have enough room in my seat at the movies. Right now, I always feel like I'm bumping elbows with the person next to me and I feel cramped. I don't want to feel like that anymore.
2. I would like to got back to being able to shave my left leg all the way around with my right hand. At the present, I have to switch to my left hand to shave part of my left leg because my right hand can't reach anymore.
3. I don't want to feel totally exhausted with sore muscles, feet, and back the day after I do something "fun," such as go to the zoo, Comic Con, a fair, etc.
One thing that is always in the back of my mind is that I want to feel comfortable doing yoga again. I used to truly enjoy doing yoga, but now I don't even bother with it, because there are too many fat rolls in the way and it just feels like I'm suffocating when I do it.
Once upon a time, I actual thought about being getting certified to teach yoga because I feel like everyone could benefit from how good you feel afterwards.
Is that something I still want to do? My heart says yes.
The other day, my father's wife was texting me how all these different things hurt her...sciatic nerve and arthritis in her knees. The first thing I did was look up some gentle stretching yoga for sciatic pain for her to do and emailed it to her. It made me feel good and felt that maybe I helped.
I am going to keep that idea in the back of my mind.
Of course, I also want to be healthy to live a long life with my husband. He is so afraid that I will die before him. My family history doesn't have the greatest track record. But again, I don't think that is specific enough for my true motivation...or is it?
I still have some thinking to do.