How to stay motivated
Discussion started by Wren_Again
I was listening to Jillian Michael's podcast this morning while I was walking, and there was a caller who was asking about how to get and stay motivated. Jillian asked her why she wanted to lose weight, and the caller said she wanted to be healthier. Jillian's response to that was that "getting healthier" was too general a response (actually, I think her exact words were that it was boring) and that a key to staying motivated was to have specific reasons for wanting to lose weight.
That got me thinking about MY specific reasons for wanting to lose weight, because like the caller I had some pretty general ideas about it. What I came to as my reasons are:
1. I'm attending a family reunion in the fall. I have six brothers and sisters, and I don't want to get there and have them think "Wow! She really let herself go!"
2. I'd like to be excited to go shopping for a bathing suit. I'd like to be able to wear a cute bathing suit, not one that's made to suck in my fatty areas and weighs ten pounds when wet.
3. I want to be able to wear jeans. For the past couple of years, I've only worn skirts and dresses because they hide all my problem areas. People think I just like to dress like that, but really it's because I can't fit my big hips and butt into a pair of jeans and look remotely good.
4. I'd like to jog or run outside. I'm too embarrassed about my jiggly parts jiggling all over the place to even consider showing them to the world outside my door.
So those are some of my reasons. Anyone else want to share?