This week we’re asking ourselves the question, What is my motivation behind my weight loss and health goals? WHY do I want to lose weight and be healthier? I think this is something we have to ask ourselves often, because if we’re not motivated, we’re not going to reach our goals. If we have no reason to reach your goals then it probably won’t happen. Just as we have a purpose to brush our teeth (get rid of bad breath, keep our teeth healthy, have teeth until we’re old) we must find the purpose of losing weight. Maybe it’s to look better, feel better, be healthier, or something along those lines.
While we probably all have numerous little reasons, I can assume that the majority of us are motivated by our children. We want to live long lives for them and with them. We want to enjoy life with them and be happy with ourselves. We want to set good examples.
I am definitely motivated by my son. When he grabs my can of Diet Coke I can already tell that I’m not giving him a positive example. However, when he sees me eating something healthy and reaches for it- that’s a great example! I’m a young mom, and I want to stay that way. I’m able to chase after him without losing my breath, and I want to always be that way.
What about you?
I feel like I am finally getting back on track with my eating. Being in our own house and having a fridge and cupboard space is just wonderful! We’ve stocked up on healthy snacks and meals, and I now have a place to prepare something. As I type this I’m snacking on an apple with peanut butter and sipping water out of a mug. Delicious! Lucas and I are also starting our walks again, which I just love. It was cold today! Lucas stays really toasty in his stroller with layers, blankets and a wind protector over the stroller. I on the other hand need to wear more layers next time!
I think I burned a ton of calories moving this weekend and painting four rooms! I’ll be getting a gym membership eventually. I’m waiting to see how a few things work out- more details on that later. Once my living room is cleaned up, maybe I’ll do a few Shred workouts. Maybe.
How are you doing? Did you reach your goals for last week? What about this week- what are your goals and plans?
Next weeks question: What are your favorite healthy snacks? Do you like to munch on things throughout the day? I like snacking on nuts, crackers, carrots, chips and salsa (a “healthy” snack actually- at least I think so!) and anything crunchy or sweet. What do you snack on?
This weeks challenge: How many days a week can you do some physical activity? Going on a walk or run, hitting the gym, swimming laps, doing a workout DVD. Can you reach 5 or 6 days of exercise for at least 30 minutes? I dare you!
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