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Thursday, April 19, 2012

With each passing day we are getting closer and closer to my wedding! And I'm getting closer to my fitness goals! Now, I haven't been the type of bride that is trying to lose weight just for the wedding, or trying to reach a magical number on the scale for the day that I walk down the aisle, but I did want to look and feel my best on the big day! I've always been health minded, so the wedding wasn't something that started a new lifestyle for me, but it did give me a little kick to kick things up a notch. For example, I had never been one to do much strenth training, but with a strapless wedding dress and a Jamaican honeymoon, I did want to have a nice toned look! So I guess you can say that the wedding has been by extra motivation for those days that I didn't want to work out. It has been great motivation to get out there and do it, because I know if I tell myself I can stop after 10 minutes, once I get those 10 minutes finished I've usually found the motivation to keep going and do my full workout. I also now know that I am very good at reaching attainable goals! The wedding made me want to work harder than I would have if I hadn't had this big event to work towards, and then in the fall I'm running a 10 miler, which I have never done before, so that's another goal for me. And I really hope to run a half marathon in February. I think if I can just keep making goals like these for myself, then I will be able stay motivated and keep my eye on the prize!

What motivates you on those days where you just want to curl up and skip your workout?
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  • CROWLEY123
    You know, that is a very good question. I'm not doing this for any particular event or goal, I just need to be better at taking care of myself. I have learned a lot along the way - believe it or not I am a dietician, have been a physical trainer, and been "health conscious" since I was about 6 - but for some reason Spark People has just really struck me and I have achieved things since joining this group that I have not been motivated to do before.
    But the one thing that gets me up off the couch and into my workout every day is how good I feel AFTER I have worked out! I love that sweating, tired, achy, just-plain-spent feeling that hard physical exertion gives me.
    Thanks for posting this - it is a good idea to think about our motivations because it helps to keep our goals clear too.
    2970 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/19/2012 10:49:32 AM
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