I evaluated the things that motivate me and my reasons "why" ...
- Family. I talked briefly about my husband's heart disease here, not only was it a huge shock and scare - it was a motivator for me. I want to be healthy and ALIVE for my family!
- Health. I guess this goes with my first motivator - family, but I really do want to be fit and healthy. I want to be an ATHLETE. PS - It was great to go to my annual physical and see a 14 lb. loss and get an A++ from my doctor.
- Self-esteem. This is one area I can definitely see an improvment - I feel good about myself & I'm more confident. It's great to get compliments too!
I guess the bottom line is ... if the journey isn't about YOU or what motivates YOU, then you are doing it for the wrong reason and that is when we start making the excuses. You may disagree with me and think that sounds selfish - but in the end you have nothing to prove to anyone but yourself. Set your goals and then reach for the stars!
What motivates you?
Why do you exercise?
Click over to Twelve in Twelve, Ann wrote a great self-reflection about what the RunStreak challenge taught her. I think self-reflection and re-evaluating your goals is a GREAT source of motivation and success as well.