Monday, July 20, 2009
Motivation. Some others words used for it might be: stimulation, provacation, etc. Whatever word you use, it triggers that desire in you to be better, to achieve that goal that you KNOW you can achieve.
For some reason, what time I've been on Spark this morning, I've seen the word "Motivation" a number of times. That got me to thinking...What motivates me? Why have I even started this better-lifestyle journey?
First, I want to be able to live a longer life. My dad and mom both died of heart disease, and right now I'm on 3 blood pressure medicines. I'm also borderline diabetic. If a change of lifestyle can help these problems, then I'd be stupid not to do it. I have a wonderful husband and daughter that I don't want to miss a minute with! Leaving them behind to live a life without me is unthinkable!
A few years ago, when I walked down the street, inevitably I'd have at least one man to look twice. Now, if he looks twice, its probably because he can't believe how large that woman is! I miss him looking twice for the RIGHT reason!
Clothes are a nightmare. Can't find anything short enough; if I shop in the petite section, the sizes only go to about 16 or so. I WANT TO FIND THE CLOTHES THAT I LIKE TO WEAR! Cute things, not something that screams "Fat, Old Woman!"
When I see an old boyfriend, I want him to think, "Wow, look what I missed out on!" I want him to wish he'd pursued me a little harder (even though I'm happily married). I want him to think about me and ponder on what might have been!
I want to be able to walk up stairs without having to rest. I want to be able to walk a trail at the State Park, and keep up with everyone else. I want to hike the mountain behind my house, without having to take my time. I want to RUN up it!
All this is my motivation. What's yours?