Monday, January 30, 2017

When Motivation Fades

My husband and I are in Week Four of my HealthyWage Challenge and we are desperately in need of a "second wind", here. 

I was starting to feel my motivation start to fade by the end of Week Three, especially when I came to find that I had only lost .2 lbs from the week prior. Motivation doesn't last. When motivation fades, it's time to get creative. 



Last year, I made a list of 50 Reason I Want to Lose 50 Pounds. I made this list as a reminder of why I need not give up on myself. It's a good tool to bring out when I'm feeling lazy and lacking motivation.

I am going to review my list now, to give me that many more reasons why I need to keep going:
  1. I want to live a long and healthy life for myself and my loved ones
  2. I want to be there for Nick and Piper
  3. I want to feel better in my pre-pregnancy clothes again
  4. I want to look better in my pre-pregnancy clothes again
  5. I want to be able to sit on the floor without much trouble getting up
  6. I want to have less pain in my knees
  7. I want to be able to keep up with Piper in future years
  8. I want to sit with Piper on rides at amusement parks
  9. I want to feel better in my own skin
  10. I want to add years to my life, instead of take them away
  11. I want to stop having to suck it in to buckle seat belts on airplanes
  12. I want to not have to worry if a seat belt will fit
  13. I want to not have to wonder if I will fit into certain chairs
  14. I want to not have to worry about fitting in tighter spaces
  15. I want my weight to not be a burden to anyone else
  16. I want to feel more comfortable physically
  17. I want to move more freely and easily
  18. I want to be able to shop from a bigger selection of workout clothes
  19. I want to be able to shop from a bigger selection of clothes in general
  20. I want to get out of the plus section in stores
  21. I want to be able to shop at more stores for my clothes
  22. I want to not have to worry if stores will have my size
  23. I want to have less pain walking down stairs
  24. I want to have less trouble picking up my knees in jazzercise class
  25. I want to be able to move more easily in jazzercise class
  26. I want to be able to better keep up with the moves in jazzercise class
  27. I want to have more room between me and the driving wheel in cars
  28. I want to feel more comfortable in small chairs
  29. I want to be faster
  30. I want to be able to have more range of motion
  31. I want to run again
  32. I want to be free to do more exercises without pain
  33. I want to have less fat putting pressure on my bones
  34. I want to have less fat putting pressure on my organs
  35. I want to not be so winded going up and down stairs
  36. I want to have less pain in my feet
  37. I want to have less pain in my back
  38. I want to not feel the weight of my stomach on my lap
  39. I want to not have to miss out on anything because of my weight
  40. I want to be able to bend over with less trouble
  41. I want my body to feel better when I get out of bed in the morning
  42. I want Piper to be able to sit on more of my lap
  43. I want to be able to play with Piper more easily
  44. I want to stop running into things with my stomach
  45. I want my stomach to be smaller for when I have to reach for something
  46. I want to go down in dress size
  47. I want to go down in bra size
  48. I want to look more healthy
  49. I want to be more healthy
  50. I want to be more free
HealthyWage Stats:
January 6th starting weight: 254 lbs.
January 27th weight: 246.3 lbs.
Total loss: 8 lbs.

Here's to starting the week with 50 more reasons why I need to keep going. I only have 7 more pounds to lose in this particular challenge, however, losing 50 pounds this year would be ideal.

Readers, what's your ideal weight loss goal for this year?

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