May 30, 2008 3:18pm

absmith absmith
307 posts

I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

What is your primary motivation for getting or staying healthy?

May 30, 2008 5:16pm

JuryDuty JuryDuty
629 posts


I Lost 5% I Burned 50K Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 25K Calories! I Ran 100 Miles! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

I want to be able to play with my kids without being the guy on the sidelines who just watches. I want to be able to hoist them on my shoulders without pain the next day, to run across the park with them without huffing and puffing, to lead them into a fit life by example.

And I want all the soccer moms to wish their husbands were as fit as me. :P

Jun 2, 2008 5:56pm

D_Lifter D_Lifter
135 posts

Gold Medalist Conqueror Top Dog Gold Medalist Heavy Lifter Getting Stronger Bench Monster Gold Medalist Get Swol Jimmy Champion Top Contender Conqueror Badass I Burned 25K Calories! Top Dog F*%k gravity. I Burned 25K Calories! The Golden Fingertip Abs of Steel Vanquisher ...

Funny that… My motivation was the kids as well. (Coupled with being a wee bit overweight, totally unfit, cholesterol high, generally feeling not good, etc., etc., it was time to change)

That was 3 years ago… Best thing I’ve ever done – apart from marrying and having children;o)

Jun 30, 2008 7:12pm

keane54 keane54
9 posts

Im 22 and I have spare time on my hand so I though I would give a bit of body building a go. When I get to the size I want to be I might start playing a new sport and not just soccer, Thinking about Rugby League if anyone knows it

Jul 20, 2008 8:34am

Scott99999 Scott99999
4 posts

I’ve always tried to live a healthful and athletic life, but I was run over by a car a few years ago while on my bike and stopped at a light.

I was under the car, which stopped on my knee. Broken arm, torn MCL ligament, scrapes, cuts and bruises. I had the weight of the car on my leg and I could have been hurt much worse or killed.

You can’t really plan for what life is going to deal you, but you can make sure that you’re physically and mentally in the best shape you can be when those things arrive.

Two years later, I was playing soccer with guys 10-15 years younger than me. Our team won our division and some money for charity.

I really believe that being in shape and eating healthy can turn some of life’s mountains into molehills.

Jul 30, 2008 7:09pm

PezDSpensr PezDSpensr
8 posts

My daughters, for one. I want to be able to play with them constantly, plus I want to be a motivation for them as well. I want to show them that there’s more than just tv, video games and the indoors.

Secondly, I feel best about myself when I’m in shape. I’ve sign-waved my way along the physical fitness regime for a long time, and I know that I feel happiest with myself when I can look in the mirror and not sigh with sadness. With all the crud that beats down on us throughout the day (not saying there’s crud everyday), the last thing I need to do is look in the mirror at the end of the day and try to wish muscle onto my bones.

And, you know, it doesn’t hurt to know that a few heads turned to check out my finely sculpted backside, ha ha…

Aug 25, 2008 2:16am

PhoenixWithin PhoenixWithin
12 posts

My motivation is how sick I’ve been getting recently coupled with never wanting to be overweight like my father and (both) grandfathers… Besides, I really want to be able to keep up with my daughter, in a year or two she’s going to be a handful :)

Aug 25, 2008 9:54am

trovan trovan
14 posts

Gold Medalist - Pants Holder I Lost 5 Lbs!

Lots of reasons.

1. I feel great when I am eating clean and exercising.

2. My father died in his 40’s. I’m 37.

3. My brother had a stroke, heart attack, and died in his 50’s.

4. The last two and I want to be around for a while to play with my kids.

Aug 25, 2008 11:19pm

sleizure sleizure
7 posts

I had 3 friends in the past 6 months under 45 have heart attacks.

I work in computers and work from home, leading to a very sedentary, lazy lifestyle. I coasted through my 20s, and now in my 30s. Time to focus on myself. A few years ago I went from the ripped jeans tshirt lifestyle to a whole shift into a suit and tie daily thing. I’ll say again what I said on my very first day leaving the house to my new career: Look good, feel good.

Aug 26, 2008 1:54am

slaphappy155 slaphappy155
257 posts

I Lost 20 Lbs! 15-20lb winner Top Contender Top Dog I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! Champion Gold Medalist Gold Medalist Down Ten Powncer Fastest loser

My father never made it to his 45th birthday – I’m less than five years away from living longer than he did – or not.

Sep 7, 2008 5:23am

rchoppin033 rchoppin033
4 posts

I had a turn around of events in 2000, and since then have been obsessively fit to hospital (car drivers huh….!!!) to couch potato. I`ve struggled with depression for a while, and the one thing that helped the most to get me on an even keel, was setting huge seemingly impossible goals and working towards them one step at a time, i`m getting there slowly, watch this space! Kids have helped as well. :D)

Sep 27, 2008 6:26pm

BeckMo BeckMo
1 post

My husband and I started talking about having our first child a few months ago, and I wanted to be sure that I was in optimal health before we concieved. I’ve gained about 30 pounds since high school, and some of that was good for me, as I was much skinnier than I needed to be during that time. I know it’s doubtful that I’ll get all the way down to my goal weight before conceiving, but I’d like to be at a weight that I feel more comfortable with.

Oct 11, 2008 9:27pm

pettybo pettybo
12 posts

In the past, it would be weight but now doing it to keep my ADD under control. I can focus, sleep, learn better and my moods are very good these days. Also see it as a way of being nice to myself.

Oct 12, 2008 10:12am

sporty sporty
58 posts

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have no energy and really want to be able to spend time with my kids. Plus I am tired of being depressed each time I have to go shopping etc..

I want to be healthy, be happy, and have energy!!

Sep 8, 2011 1:28am

rady123 rady123
3 posts

My spouse and kids are my primary motivators to stay healthy. I want to stay healthy so that I can see my kids grow, enjoy moments like their graduation, marriage, etc. together.
Recently when I was out to purchase a health insurance policy, I was asked to go through medical check ups. To my surprise, I was told that my fitness is below average and I need to take stringent measures to improvise it. Thus I have decided to stay fit, eat healthy in order to live more and enjoy priceless moments with my family.

Sep 13, 2011 1:47am

margaret33 margaret33
2 posts


Sep 25, 2011 2:52pm

Paulie_g Paulie_g
24 posts

I Lost 10 Lbs! Emperor Champion I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 25K Calories! I Biked 100 Miles! I Burned 50K Calories! I Did 1,000 Pushups! Conqueror Champion of the world!!

1st its an investment for the future to ensure I’m around to see the kids live their lives.
2nd for how good I feel after a good hard work out.


Oct 17, 2011 5:06pm

venassa81runner venassa81runner
44 posts

i want to feel good about myself
i want to feel confident
i want to be around long enough to play with my grandkids

Nov 3, 2011 11:33pm

veggienut veggienut
25 posts

I’ve always worked out since a kid and something I’ve enjoyed. Growing up, I played racquetball and even in leagues. It is my way to socialize too. Anyways, I’ve had some health issues to come up so I am trying to be better at being healthy tho I always thought I was.

Jun 5, 2012 6:16am

jim123 jim123
66 posts

I don’t want to become ill anyhow. I never do things which make me sick. My lot’s of know relative are suffering from lot’s of problem just due to unhealthy life style. There family member always seems tensed due to the same.

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