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What Motivates You?

SgtMaC42SgtMaC42 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member 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 Posts: 1,696Member Member Posts: 1,696Member Member
    Energy. Period.
  • Cassandraw3Cassandraw3 Posts: 967Member Member Posts: 967Member Member
    For work, it is the paycheck.

    For the gym, to constantly better myself and continually improve.
  • MsHappyAss77MsHappyAss77 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member 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 Posts: 395Member Member Posts: 395Member 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 Posts: 2,544Member Member Posts: 2,544Member 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 Posts: 1,968Member Member Posts: 1,968Member 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 Posts: 61Member Member Posts: 61Member 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 Posts: 757Member Member Posts: 757Member Member
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,204Member Member Posts: 8,204Member Member
  • SgtMaC42SgtMaC42 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member 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 Posts: 361Member Member Posts: 361Member 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 15
  • JasonRVAJasonRVA Posts: 30Member, Premium Member Posts: 30Member, Premium 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.
  • biggiwig4483biggiwig4483 Posts: 47Member Member Posts: 47Member Member
    Motivation? Pride!!! I am 50 and managed to keep a hot body.
  • michaelroode1980michaelroode1980 Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    a nice complement every now and again
  • mattig89chmattig89ch Posts: 1,220Member Member Posts: 1,220Member Member
    My entire reason for losing weight is to be more physically attractive. Something I've never been before.
  • amorfati601070amorfati601070 Posts: 1,061Member Member Posts: 1,061Member Member
    The dopamine and endorphins
  • TheChristianSimoneTheChristianSimone Posts: 15Member Member Posts: 15Member Member
    Being in overweight has limited me from jobs, high quality partners and just to actually feel respectable about self.
  • MIltonBradley1MIltonBradley1 Posts: 563Member Member Posts: 563Member 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?

    There's this one girl...
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