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What Motivates You?

SgtMaC42SgtMaC42 Member Posts: 16 Member Member Posts: 16 Member
What motivates you to...get fit? Do better? Be successful? Be happy? ...anything at all, what does that voice inside tell you and why?


  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 3,784 Member Member Posts: 3,784 Member
    Energy. Period.
  • Cassandraw3Cassandraw3 Member, Premium Posts: 1,063 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,063 Member
    For work, it is the paycheck.

    For the gym, to constantly better myself and continually improve.
  • MsHappyAss77MsHappyAss77 Member Posts: 67 Member Member Posts: 67 Member
    Winning. That comes in many forms. At work, as a leader, as a mom. I am motivated by being my best for those that depend on me.
  • kds10kds10 Member Posts: 442 Member Member Posts: 442 Member
    I am 51 and 3 years ago I weighed 35 lbs heavier....still have 10 to go but what motivates me is more energy plus clothes look better and I want to be in great shape! So hiking, stair climbing and kickboxing r my exercise go tos
  • kam26001kam26001 Member Posts: 2,799 Member Member Posts: 2,799 Member
    Every day it's something different. Today it was an old man I met at the gas station named Quetzalcoatl who told me that "the winds are talking". I didn't know what he meant by that until I was in the last mile of my run this evening, then it hit me deep.
  • k8eekinsk8eekins Member Posts: 2,244 Member Member Posts: 2,244 Member
    SgtMaC42 wrote: »
    What motivates you to...get fit? Do better? Be successful? Be happy? ...anything at all, what does that voice inside tell you and why?
    • Purpose & Fulfillment
  • mtndewmemtndewme Member Posts: 724 Member Member Posts: 724 Member
    In health the motivation is energy and vanity. I like not having to think about how I'm going to be able to mask the fat when I get dressed. I like not huffing and puffing just doing regular activities.
    In life the motivation is time. I've wasted enough not meeting my goals and it's a lesson learned.
  • bootyrubsandtacosbootyrubsandtacos Member Posts: 775 Member Member Posts: 775 Member
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,352 Member Member Posts: 9,352 Member
  • SgtMaC42SgtMaC42 Member Posts: 16 Member Member Posts: 16 Member
    For me its personal goals for improvement. Happiness comes from self first. The people I lead and mentor motivate me to run the extra mile, get that extra pullup, keep my 4.0. Never give in, push your mind and body to the limit. You never know what one person can accomplish until you've pushed yourself to failure. We learn from failure, success doesn't teach us as much. Motivate, own the day today, be the best version of you!
  • cbstewart88cbstewart88 Member Posts: 453 Member Member Posts: 453 Member
    I think it's my own brain. I typically over-analyze everything, then at some point just close my eyes, jump in and GO!! Doesn't matter what it is. Big decisions. Small ones. Always been that way. I have a lot of shortcomings, but lack of motivation is not one of them. Highly motivated with a tendency to snarkiness. I would gladly give someone some of my motivation for some of their ..say... capacity to empathize...
    edited August 2019
  • JasonRVAJasonRVA Member, Premium Posts: 31 Member Member, Premium Posts: 31 Member
    Great job @nighthawk584 . My motivation is the same, I wanted to get healthy when I started to get serious. When you get that type-2 diabetes diagnosis, it's rough. Many ups and downs in this journey myself, but I'm down to one med, and hope to be off that soon as well and get to say I beat diabetes.
  • michaelroode1980michaelroode1980 Member Posts: 163 Member Member Posts: 163 Member
    a nice complement every now and again
  • mattig89chmattig89ch Member Posts: 2,519 Member Member Posts: 2,519 Member
    My entire reason for losing weight is to be more physically attractive. Something I've never been before.
  • amorfati601070amorfati601070 Member Posts: 1,786 Member Member Posts: 1,786 Member
    The dopamine and endorphins
  • TheChristianSimoneTheChristianSimone Member Posts: 156 Member Member Posts: 156 Member
    Being in overweight has limited me from jobs, high quality partners and just to actually feel respectable about self.
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