What motivates you?

  • Brand new here! Been 40 lbs over weight for 2 years now, since I had kid #3. Can't seem to motivate myself to get going. So I thought I would try something new. What motivates you??

    momof3kiddos34   by: momof3kiddos34
  • 4 votes
    vanimen  over 1 year ago by: vanimen

    Hey there. I have a 4 year old and have been trying to lose 40lbs myself...It is hard to get movtivated... right now the one thing that motivates me is wanting to be healthier for my daughter and set a good example for her. You can do it!

  • 3 votes
    Superalzy  over 1 year ago by: Superalzy

    My upcoming wedding is motivating me. I have plenty of time, but why put off getting started? I've learned that having the right music can be the difference between finishing a workout or giving up too soon.

    • Drmonroedvm
      Drmonroedvm over 1 year ago

      I totally agree with the music. If there isn't a good beat, I don't push quite as hard.

  • 3 votes
    jessithemom  over 1 year ago by: jessithemom

    Sometimes my motivation is simply that I don't want to let my accountability partners down :P So I would suggest getting a partner, someone who you chat with on a daily basis about what you're doing and how the journey is going :)

  • 2 votes
    LaniGirl2263  over 1 year ago by: LaniGirl2263

    I'm new here...like 30 min new. lol I'm 48 and I've been struggling to lose 40lbs for four years and instead of losing I gained another 20lbs over the past year. So now, my long-term goal is to lose 60lbs. My motivation is an upcoming cruise in Oct. and a pic that I found from 20 yrs ago. While I know that's not going to happen in 2 1/2 months, it would be great to lose some of the weight and get toned a bit, as well. By the end of the year I plan to be "Fit, Fine n 49"!!! I look forward to the challenge!

  • 2 votes
    Bensonnj  over 1 year ago by: Bensonnj

    Congrats on joining the DB Community! I am also a newbie, and finished my 3 third workout today. I have a lot of motivators but perhaps the biggest one is watching my parents struggle with their back issues. My parents are both over weight and do not have strong backs. As a result, my mom has had multiple back surgeries and my dad had his first one less than a year ago. I have learned the importance of having a healthy strong body firsthand. I also want to lose weight and tone up before Christmas when my boyfriend's parents are taking us skiing. Last year I could hardly fit into my ski pants and was so winded after going down the mountain just a few times. This year, I want to be able to ski all day!

  • 2 votes
    Heathererin1981  over 1 year ago by: Heathererin1981

    I am always motivated by small goals that I give myself. I'll say if I exercise for five days then at the end of the week I can do something for myself. Maybe it is a pedicure or a new book, but whatever it is, I have to earn it.

  • 2 votes
    kawaiola  over 1 year ago by: kawaiola

    I am legitimately motivated for the first time in a long time. There are a few superficial things, like upcoming vacations, for which I would like to look/feel better. Beyond that I'm entering the second half of my twenties and coming off a breakup, so I'm very motivated to move onward & upward!

    I've also been working toward changing my lifestyle, whereas in the past it was all about weight loss. Now I'm equally as concerned with fueling my body with quality food and leading an active life!

  • 2 votes
    JamiBuch  over 1 year ago by: JamiBuch

    There are a couple things that are motivating me right now. First, I'm doing the Bod4God study, and it talks about how as a Christian your body is God's temple. You wouldn't go throw soda all over the sanctuary of a church, so why is your body any different? My second motivation is my daughter. I want to be around for a loooong time to watch her grow up, and see my grandkids. And third - I want to get back to the weight I was when my husband and I met. Because he deserves better than this.

  • 1 vote
    YankDownUnder  over 1 year ago by: YankDownUnder

    My 50th birthday that's coming up... I AM NOT OLD!! *lol* (but hey, it works for me and we have to use whatever works to motivate ourselves)

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