Someone asked me this the other day.
After wanting to be around for my family, the main 2 things are the way I feel now and how I never want to go back to how I felt when I was heavy. When I was at my heaviest of 260, I was tired all of the time and had a hard time catching my breath. I could not walk long distances, let alone run. Now at my goal of 170, I feel great, I have a lot of energy, I have more confidence, and I am running (though I still hate to run- LOL)
I also said that I now enjoy going to the gym. When I first started I was going 2 times a week and would just do my hour with the trainer then leave. Now I am at the gym 5 to 6 times a week, and have made many friends there. By going at the same times everyday I have gotten to know the regulars and its become a social hour- though I do get my workouts in, they just take a little longer now. :laugh: I also started to take the classes at the gym, of which I used to avoid, and enjoy seeing the same people that come to the classes every week.
Now, are there days that I don't feel like going? Sure, it does happen. When it does, I may or may not go work out. If I don't, I don't feel bad about it, I just get back into my routine the next day. I just don't make a habit of missing too many days, unless I'm on vacation. :bigsmile:
As for my eating habits, my body keeps me from eating the wrong things. I have been eating healthy for so long now, that when I do indulge and have fries, or onion rings, or nachos (which I did the other day) my body rebels and tells me not to do that again- LOL. I literally get sick if I eat too much of the wrong things which would be anything fried. Can I have a few fries, sure, just not a whole order any more.
So, what helps to keep you motivated?