In a word...FEAR! My fear is that if I don't stay active & reclaim my health, that I won't be around for my young children.
My mom passed just over a year ago at age 68, due to an unknown heart condition that was made worse by her weight. By the time it was discovered, too much damage had occured to her heart. I saw myself going down that same road, but much faster then she was.
Many things help keep me motivated. I feel better when I exercise. So I've been doing 5Ks because I have to train for them at my weight. The weekly WW weigh in is motivation as well.
Being able to shop in my closet is fantastic & now my kids have begun to become interested in doing 5Ks with me. In October 2012 they wouldn't hardly get off the couch.
There are times when I'll sit in my car at the track & I have to tell myself out loud " Get out & walk one lap. Just one lap" Well it works because I no longer walk just one lap, it's more like 2 or 3 miles on a easy day.
I'm also constantly trying to walk a mile faster & I celebrate right there on the track or where ever I am with a litte victory dance. i don't care what others think because I earned it!
ALL of those things are great motivators, but it always comes back to FEAR for me. I've choosen to embrace it & to turn what could be a negative into a positive by doing something about it.
My dad always told me this: "The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday"
"Transformation Takes Time"
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