What's Your Motivation?

I've been asked a few times what my motivation is for my weight loss journey.  It is a topic of discussion quite often on the WW boards.

I have a list of reasons. Some are vain, most aren't. Vain for me is how I look. Non-vain for me comes from inward-how I feel. So I'm going to share my list with you.
  • To walk into any store and know I can fit into their clothes.
  • To look good naked.
  • To be able to wear a bikini.
  • To feel good about myself.
  • To be confident in new and exciting situations.
  • To not be afraid to try new activities.
  • To be healthy. Diabetes and heart problems are prevelant in my family.
  • To be comfortable in my own skin.
  • To be more energetic
  • To be happier and less stressed. 
  • To be healthy for a future family I may have.
The list could go on, but those are the ones that pop into my head immediately. The main ones being about my health. I want to be healthy. For myself and for whatever the future holds in store for me. I want to have more energy. I want to be fearless. Right now my lack of confidence stops me from doing many things.

So, what's holding me back? Honestly, myself. The lowest weight I remember being was around 175, and that was 8th or 9th grade. The lowest I've been in my adult life is around 225. I have no idea what I'll look like at a healthy weight. No idea. I've never been there. I'm pretty sure I bypassed my healthy weight range in elementary school. I'm scared of the unknown. But I'm tired of letting my fear guide me through life. I want to be a success story, with a side-by-side comparison picture floating around pinterest (yes, I admitted that). I want to be a WW success story. I want to get to my goal weight and maintain it. Believe me, I know it's a long journey and full of ups and downs, but I know how much I want this now.

I'm slowly finding myself again. I'm 120% dedicated to doing this for me. I'm not doing this for a wedding, for a guy, for anyone else. I'm doing this for me. I'm tired of letting fear guide the way I live my life.

From this moment on, I'm putting everything I have into this journey.

What is your motivation? What, if anything, is holding you back from achieving goals?

1 comment:

  1. I'm right there with you... I have NO idea what "healthy" looks like. I'm getting closer to it, but I don't know what number it is or how it'll look. Hopefully, I know it when I see it.