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It's not Motivation, It's commitment.

Friday, June 28, 2013

I used to struggle with motivation. I just could not figure out what switch flips in a persons mind that made them want to run, work out, pass up cookies and ice-cream! I asked all my friends what motivated them, but none of their answers seemed to apply to me. You see, I was in denial for so long! I didn't FEEL fat so it must not be that bad. At one point I tried to convince myself that fat could look good on me. We all know lots of people who are overweight but still dress great and are pretty. It didn't work. I was never going to be happy overweight. I caught my reflection or saw a picture someone snapped and it wasn't like I thought "wow I look gross as a fat girl". The fact of the matter was the person in the picture simply WAS NOT ME! That's what did it for me. I was not meant to be overweight. I wasn't the care-free, happy, confident person I knew I was before- this person was someone I no longer recognized. Now I wanted to change, now I HAD to change. Again I asked around for motivation, then came the answer: It's not motivation, It's commitment. That's the only answer I've ever been given that made sense to me, FOR me. So far, I've lost 16.5 pounds. I'm pleased with my progress, but it doesn't seem like enough. I guess nothing will be enough until I look and feel like ME again.
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    Damn Right! COMMITMENT emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Healthy looks good on you!!!!
    1790 days ago
    Thanks for your support! I agree with you DLITE719. It really does have a lot to do with caring for yourself. Don't get me wrong, motivation is important, but on days when motivation is low, commitment is what gets us through. And the last few days, I haven't taken as good of care of myself. So I pampered my feet last night and today I'm doing much better.
    1791 days ago
    This is just what I needed!
    1792 days ago
    This is so helpful! I've struggled off and on with motivation and you make a very good point. It's not motivation, it's commitment. Thank you for sharing!
    1792 days ago
  • DLITE719
    Good luck on your journey. I hope you will learn to love YOU no matter what. It gives me motivation and my commitment becomes stronger because I care about myself which is why I am taking this weight-loss journey.
    Good Luck. emoticon
    1792 days ago
    Very good blog. Thanks for sharing. Stay focused on your fitness and weight management goals and you will be a great success! emoticon emoticon
    1792 days ago
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