Why I want to lose weight

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

I'm pretty excited to be seeing some changes in my body lately, and I'm even more happy that others are noticing. One thing I did was buy new pants to show off my couple of pounds lost and having clothes that fit has made a big difference in whether or not it looks like I lost weight. So, now that I am seeing results and looking better than I have in a long time, it's time to look at why I want to lose more weight. I am definitely not at what I thought my goal weight, but I'm feeling good about my progress and I can tell that it would be easy to slack off now. While looking hot is always nice, even when I was chubby, I wasn't usually too concerned about how I looked.

Some of the other changes that I'm loving (and might end up being more motivating than the weight loss!) are:

- Better control of my body. My muscles do what I ask more and I feel stronger. It's hard to explain, but awesome nonetheless!

- Better stamina. I can run!! I last longer at various physical activities and don't shy away from some things because they involve physical activity.

- Pride from deciding to do something and sticking with it until results. This one is major.

- New hobbies! Not that I needed another hobby, but it feels better to have active hobbies than sedentary ones (although, I do relish that times that I sit back and relax with a book or craft)

What's your workout motivation? And don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to seeing my figure a few pounds lighter still! There's just got to be more to health and fitness than a hot body.
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    Way to go. You are doing a great job.
    3062 days ago
    All great motivators and reasons for staying in shape! You do look like you've lost weight, and your new jeans definitely show it - they're hot!

    A big motivator for me (besides the obvious look good and feel confident) is to not end up as unhealthy as my family. I really want to be able to keep doing all the things I'm doing for as long as I can! I hope I'm that 65 year old lady at the gym doing yoga like a pro, lifting weights, and going on bi-weekly runs (or more!)!!!
    I don't want to end up like my mom, tired just from running one or two errands, unable to walk a mile without sitting down to rest. Health is important, and I plan to keep mine as long as I can!
    3065 days ago
    Working out helps me keep up with my busy schedule and it relieves my stress. I always look forward to my workout time strange but very true because workout time= me time
    3066 days ago
    I find just having more stamina strength balance freedom of movement and less pain motivate me much more than a more toned body. Good for you looking for other motivators!
    3066 days ago
    One of the my workout motivations that I don't talk about as much is the resistance to injury. I took a step today in which my foot hit only half of a curb. In the past, this would have led to a mild sprain. Mild enough I would easily have walked it off, sure, but still ... a sprain. Today? I felt the shift, adjusted, and didn't even sprain or twist at all - because my leg and body was able to balance and stabilize properly. The more strength I build, the more lean body mass I developed, the better my flexibility and balance, the less likely I am to hurt myself "by accident".
    3067 days ago
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