What motivates you? This is a serious question. One we must have a good answer to in order to be successful on this journey. So many times I read that people become frustrated because they don’t have a support system. I can understand that, it’s easier to stay the course if you have a buddy, a friend, a significant other right there with you, holding you accountable. But! What do you do when you’re on your own? What do you do when faced with opposition in your own home? It happens every day; someone is living that right now. I have a solution; the resolution is to find that spark within you.
This is real talk. We are on this journey with a destination of becoming smaller, thinner, healthier, better, it’s a total package! That’s real, some of us have lost the weight and need to maintain and perhaps tone some weak areas. Whatever the case may be we must have motivation to continue the journey. We must dig deep to find what it is that will keep us going day to day. What are your real goals, have you planned a real route to get you there or are you just going through the motions? Were you making progress but something happened to derail your efforts? Well join the club, we’ve all been there, but we don’t have to say in that place.
It’s great to have a partner, a buddy or friend to help us along the way, but the real task is up to you. We must find the spark and hold on to it. Maybe you need to motivate yourself, daily, weekly, after meeting a goal, whatever the case, find it do it and stick with it. Besides, the progress you make is for your direct benefit. If you lose 15 pounds that means you can lose 15 more, one step at a time, one day at a time. Find your motivation, find the driving force and keep it moving. It’s about being accountable, being responsible for our own well being, no one can do it for us so we must take control and get it done. No more woe is me, no more excuses, the process is slow but is doable, the battle is tough but it can be won. I’m not saying you will not become frustrated, sure we all will, get there and get through it, times like that will come.
My motivation, I remember when I was in better shape, now that I’ve begun to lose weight, I look better, I feel better, my energy level has increased. I’m motivated because my weight loss decreases the chances of my cancer coming back, it decreases the chances of high blood pressure; I could go on and on. The bottom line is we must become our own motivator; this is to important not to, find your spark and blaze the trail. I believe in you, I believe in me, you must believe in yourself. Spark, ignite, glow, and glimmer, motivate yourself, try to motivate others, find it, share it, or write about it, whatever it takes, you are the boss you call the shots. Find the Spark; Be Motivated!
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Peace & Blessings,