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.