Tuesday, November 24, 2009


So, My Loves aunt told me via facebook that she wished she had my motivation. On my 3 miler today, that's all I thought about. What is it that gets and keeps me motivated?

*I want to wear size 4 jeans more than I want a 3rd, 4th or 5th slice of pizza!
*Running up the stairs and not being out of breath feels so good!
*People saying "You look GOOD!" and "How much have you lost?" puts the BIGGEST SMILE on my face!
*Losing weight and getting to goal pound by pound improves my self esteem immensely.
*Looking in the mirror and seeing the littlest results makes this whole journey worth it!
*When I have kids, I will be able to play with them!
*Loves looks at me differently and constantly compliments my efforts!
*I don't dread shopping!
*I don't have to think about what i'm going to eat for lunch at lunch time!
*It's gotten so much easier to plan my running into my schedule!
*I will finally run the half marathon i've been talking about doing for 2 years!!

Motivation is within yourself! If you want to lose weight bad enough, for yourself, you WILL do it! It is hard, but it is so worth it!!


Anonymous said...

Great job on all your accomplishments! And Good luck with the marathon!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Lots of things to be grateful for. I would agree with everything you mentioned and also add that I love the energy I have when I am eating right and working out regularly.

I'm sure you'll be in those size 4's in no time!

Mother's Heart said...

Great job. Keep up the good work... :) I'm very proud of you!

Syl said...

this is a great post! so very true. those feelings of success can't be measured by crappy food that only gives us a food feeling for a few minutes!

lesley lifting life said...

What a wonderful and inspiring post! :) I totally agree ... we can do ANYTHING we put out mind to!

Tricia said...

Great motivation and lots of things to feel thankful for. :)