January 03, 2011

Motivation Monday: I'm Ready- Here's Why

As I mentioned yesterday, one of my resolutions this year is to very seriously lose weight and not just for a little while, but for good. I compiled a list of reasons why this was important to me and it was super long. How can so many things not have been enough motivation all this time?

My weight loss goal seems crazy to me in my head. As in, I can't even remember the last time I weighed as little as what I'm shooting for. Even my workout goals seem insane but only doing a couple days a week will only make me complacent and more likely to skip.

My point? I'm ready. So ready. Here's why:
  • I want to be healthy- I'm afraid my weight is going to start affecting my overall health
  • I'm hoping it will make my snoring better (for my husband's sake)
  • I saw pictures from my brother's wedding and from Christmas- was that really ME? I want people to  take pictures of me and not feel like I should be Photoshopped out of them. 
  • I want to have more stamina to be able to keep up with my toddler. 
  • I want to have more energy- I feel so tired all the time. 
  • I'm in two weddings this year and want to be happy with the way the pictures turn out and feel good wearing a bridesmaids dress (did I mention I have to order one THIS SATURDAY? Talk about motivation...)
  • I want to walk into any store (i.e. Express) and buy anything I want without having to dig to the back of the rack looking for my size or without a store clerk saying "We only sell the larger sizes online." 
  • I want to wear shorts this summer and feel good about it. 
  • I want to wear a SWIMSUIT this summer. Period. Way off in the future: I'd like to wear a bikini again. 
  • I want to feel beautiful for my husband. He would never say otherwise, but I want him to know that he married someone who didn't completely let their body go to shit after saying "I do." 
  • I want to look awesome for whenever we take our 2nd honeymoon. 
  • Should I be so fortunate to get pregnant with a 2nd baby I want to be healthy. Sure, I expect to gain weight, but if I am fit before, getting fit will be easier after. 
  • I would really love to try and run a 5K at some point. 
  • I want to be more self-confident. 
  • I want to be able to make healthy choices without even having to think twice about it. 
  • I want to make a goal and actually see it through. 
I'm sure I could think of about a million more. I have this list in several places and I am going to refer to it often to remember why I am doing this and to keep my eye on the prize. When it comes to weight loss and fitness, I am easily distracted and get quickly discouraged. When I don't see immediate results I get bored and move on- why bother, right? To do this,  I'll need daily reminders so I put one into my phone to beep at me, like my own personal guilt trip. I have my workouts scheduled in my calendar including the Group Fitness classes I want to take (so yeah... my phone will beep at my to remind of what a loser I am should I try and skip out).

I will not fail!

Who's with me? Anyone willing to go on this journey with me? 


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