Monday, January 17, 2011
Motivation, motivation, motivation! The 31 Days program seems big on motivation. On the other hand, I guess that's what keeps us going, in the long run. Today's task is to write about my motivation - why did I choose my goals? What has inspired me to put my energy into health?
Well, when you think about it, that's sort of an obvious question. Shouldn't we all naturally want to put energy into health? We feel better, our medical expenses go down, fewer visits to the doctor, presumably longer (and happier) life.
These are no-brainers. Yet many of us are challenged in food... versus health. Hating exercise... versus health. Hating to drink water... versus health. Not wanting to get enough sleep... versus health.
For me, of all of the above, the food challenge is the worst. Hands-down. I love cooking; I love food. I always will. But...
My tastes HAVE changed. Even over this short period of time. And they do whenever I truly take charge of my eating. My body feels much better (well, except for having a cold currently). I have more energy.
To live a long, energetic life.
To be able to run after grandchildren or other little children if grandchildren never happen.
To return to activities that I once loved, but now seem out of reach.
To shop wherever I darn please.
To wear normal bras
To be less temperature sensitive.
To be truly excited again about travel.
So, those all work for me. What about you? What are your motivations for this journey?