moved to this area a while back in april due to fiancial hic ups. My husband finally got a job and my daughters ssi were able to start looking to move out. looking for low income subsidized housing ect. I have husband myself and three step kids who visit on weekends so ideal is three bedrooms. with that stress I lacked the motivation due to feeling bad about self suitation ect but slowly climbing out of my funk since we had the news of hubby getting hired.
I'm looking for friends which is hard to make when you stay at home and can't work. I'm Canadian and do to immigration green card status I cant work. long story there so being at home and 29 is difficult to make friends. My 5 year old is in school all day and I sit at home becoming a fatty. I'm glad I found this group other then working out at the zumba class at church once a week but haven't the past few weeks health issues from members ect. I do hope I can meet some friends outside of the church I attend and work out with someone. With the snow hitting the ground I was walking at least every day but I'm not a fan of snow. lol
Amanda Lives in Michigan onyx out law BLC 21 newbie
April Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (125,018) Posts: 9,044 6/18/10 9:03 P
I have my first grandchild and she is my motivation indeed. I want to be able to chase her around, I want to be able to see her grow up, graduate from high school and hopefully college, see her marry and maybe even give me a great grandchild. Lots to be healthy for indeed.
I'm motivated by my grand daughters, too. I'm 53 and have three grand daughters and another on the way. I'm very close with my oldest grand daughter because her and her mother lived with me for most of her life. She's 12 and she grew several inches over the summer and slimmed up and went from a pudgy little girl to a beautiful young lady. She is always encouraging me and cheering every pound I lose. Also my doctor said my blood sugar (117) and cholesterol (226) are too high and gave me three months to get them down or she will put me on medication and I don't want to go there.
I am not sure what motivates me. Once I get started, how I feel motivates. Once I get on a roll, the changes motivate me. I think the reaction of people help motivate me as well. But staying motivated... I am working on figuring that one out.
Pounds lost: 23.2
Fitness Minutes: (125,018) Posts: 9,044 1/15/10 8:25 P
What motivates me? Well, I guess that I'm 51 years old and in better shape than I think I've ever been. I'm a new grandparent and excited about being here to see my granddaughter grow up. I never had grandparents. My older son and wife are hoping to start this fall to try and have a child and I'm tickled about that. So clearly grandchildren is one. The other is that I want to age gracefully. I am not on any form of medication for blood pressure, cholesterol or anything like that. Being and staying healthy is a motivator. I have some older friends (70's-80's) who are also role models and motivators since they too are living an active healthy life without medication and I aspire to be like them at that age. I don't want to sit and watch life pass me by. I choose to live it!!
What motivates me is my husband. He has expressed his concerns about me and wanting me to live a long healthy life with him. For that I quit smoking, quit going to fast food diners, and keep myself going. Another thing that motivates me is pictures of myself. I used to model back when I was yonger and 115lbs. I dont want to be 115 anymore but 125-135 I would be happy. I look at pictures of myself and do it to not beat myself up but to compliment myself back then. I had a horrible body image issue and even then I didnt like how I looked. I feel that this brings closure and helps me progress and move on to accept who I am today.
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