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Whats your current motivation for losing weight?

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  • staticsplitstaticsplit Posts: 485Member Member Posts: 485Member Member
    I'd crept up by a stone but also just kept losing about 7 pounds and putting back 9 like twice a year, which was eroding a bit of muscle each time. Lost 12 and recomped.
  • RosetteMakRosetteMak Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    I weigh more than I ever have in my life. My arms are growing, I have folds of fat in my back whenever I lean back too far, and I have love handles. I don't need a flat stomach, I just want to be 140 again, I want to be able to bend however I want without thick rolls getting in my way!
  • leahrose02leahrose02 Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    It doesn't feel good. I gained a few pounds thanks to a new job (hello stress and travelling) and I feel a bit gross. I also have a bad habit of binging when I'm travelling so I'm working on my mindfulness at the same time.

    Fantasy: 6 pack abs. I'll never get that low of body fat though lol
  • brittlb07brittlb07 Posts: 240Member Member Posts: 240Member Member
    Not settling on the, “But you’re 30 now and have two kids. You look fine considering that...”. Nope! I want to feel good in my body again! I’ve dropped 24 since January 1! I’m at 122 and want to get to 116-118 by the end of the year!
  • PenrudePenrude Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    I have always been good with exercise but I tend to be an emotional eater and also have trouble with snacking. I lost my dad a couple of years ago and put on some weight with that, then lost my dog last fall (he was only 2, so was a shock) and put some more on with that. Plus the last 3 or 4 years my husband got me into weightlifting and while I have put on muscle, I have fat on top which I feel is covering it up too much. I don't feel like I look bad, just not as good as I would like. I need to get my diet under control so I can uncover the muscle I have :)
  • ddacres09ddacres09 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    I'm 60 and don't want to end up like Mama having to hold onto someone from the car to the store, due to balance issues. She is 80. Training at the gym has helped me a lot with that and I have lost inches. Still fighting the stomach fat, but know there are muscles under :-)
  • Mouse_PotatoMouse_Potato Posts: 1,207Member Member Posts: 1,207Member Member
    My current motivation is the cruise we are going on in 7 weeks, but recent motivations included pole dancing competitions in which I was onstage in what was basically a bikini while strangers judged me. :worried:
  • kdillingham7718kdillingham7718 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    My motivation is fitting back into my favorite pair of jeans...
    Also, my mom is really healthy (she is 51 with nearly a 6 pack!)
    She is a huge motivator. I look forward to the day where I can kick her a** in our workouts! lol
  • cayenne_007cayenne_007 Posts: 314Member, Premium Member Posts: 314Member, Premium Member
    My current motivation is the cruise we are going on in 7 weeks, but recent motivations included pole dancing competitions in which I was onstage in what was basically a bikini while strangers judged me. :worried:

    You're so much braver than me - that's awesome!! ... I'm dreading going swimsuit shopping for our vacation next month. DREADING it - I'm not big...but I'm not thin & toned either.
  • weatherking2019weatherking2019 Posts: 204Member Member Posts: 204Member Member
    Current Motivation: LOOK & FEEL GOOD in a bikini
    I've gotten strong and leaner but still working on that sexy beach body. Turning 47 this year and I want to look and feel my best!! Don't want to be that "mom" that gave up- :#
  • midlomel1971midlomel1971 Posts: 1,029Member Member Posts: 1,029Member Member
    I have my 30th high school reunion in 3 months! I gotta look good!!
  • cgibson522cgibson522 Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member
    I workout 5-6 days a week and have definitely gotten a lot stronger and I want to look strong too (right now there's a layer of fat over all the muscle). I'd also love for my clothes to fit a bit better too. I know there are a bunch of things in my closet I'm not reaching for because I don't feel as good in them as I used to.
  • Pricklypineapple422Pricklypineapple422 Posts: 51Member Member Posts: 51Member Member
    To better my athletic performance :)
  • cayenne_007cayenne_007 Posts: 314Member, Premium Member Posts: 314Member, Premium Member
    Well, there's been an update for me - watching the pro races a couple weeks ago I realized I could have qualified for my class. Probably would have been dead last, but I could have qualified. While sitting there watching the races I blurted out "I'm racing there next year." It wasn't an if/and/or/but statement, I simply decided that it is happening.

    I've "planned" on trying the pro circuit "when I was ready/fast enough" but was letting myself be a little wishy-washy about it. Flipped that switch in my brain, and that's that. Decision made. Which means a lot of hard work (including losing the weight) between now and then, but it's going to happen - no longer a mobile target!!

    Getting into competition shape is what REALLY motivates me. I have the horsepower to do it and he will be old enough to start running next year. I can't stand the thought of me holding him back because I'm heavy & weak.

    What do you work on? I've been working to build core strength & upper body.

    There's nothing like competing at speed for an adrenaline junkie.
  • HoneyBadger155HoneyBadger155 Posts: 1,232Member Member Posts: 1,232Member Member
    Getting into competition shape is what REALLY motivates me. I have the horsepower to do it and he will be old enough to start running next year. I can't stand the thought of me holding him back because I'm heavy & weak.

    What do you work on? I've been working to build core strength & upper body.

    There's nothing like competing at speed for an adrenaline junkie.

    My training ends up covering a range - strength training, cardio, and muscle endurance. My plan right now is to work through a middle-difficulty plan through mid September, then step up to my intense training plan until November, then back to a mid level plan until the middle of January when I'll go back to the intense program in a final push to prepare for the season that starts in mid-late March.

    All my training includes strength splits, and some element of endurance/cardio. With the racing, there are short, intense movements that are repeated multiple times each lap, and you need to be able to last the entire race (ranging from 6-8 laps at my current level, 22-25 laps at the pro level). Figure 1.5-2 minutes/lap (give or take depending on the track).

    It's surprisingly physical - in fact, so much so, that in full-body conditioning tests, top level motorcycle racers actually test out as some of the most fit athletes in the world because it's really a test of endurance, strength, and ability to push all of those limits (mental too), with NO break/rest/regroup, for upwards of 30 minutes.
  • AntiopelleAntiopelle Posts: 135Member Member Posts: 135Member Member
    Clothes!!! Got down to goal, bought a bunch of stuff, then couldn't maintain and now it's all tight :disappointed:
    Sounds very familiar :smiley:
  • booksnbrainsbooksnbrains Posts: 82Member Member Posts: 82Member Member
    After last year’s stress of a job search, a new job and a cross country move for my family of five, none of my work clothes fit. Ten years ago I lost 120 pounds, and I don’t want to be the person that has them come back.
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