The Right Motivation
Sunday, February 17, 2008
That's a picture of my great niece. I am a great aunt even before I am a grandmother. Thank the Lord! LOL. She's a right motivation. I want to be around to watch her grow up. I want her to see how fine her great Aunt is even during the 40s. I want her to see that eating healthy is fun and fulfilling. I don't want her to have to be my age trying to get healthy because of a sick body caused by being overweight. This is one of my motivations.
I am not motivated anymore by the scale. It lies. How can I gain 3 pounds overnight? I thought 3500 calories was a pound. Maybe I got it all wrong. The scale is used as a tool. It helps you know where you might be. It can be wrong. It can be right. It is not the right motivation for me. It does not know how much strength training I do. It does not know how much I eat either. So I have to have some other things to motivate me.
When I put on a pair of size 18 jeans without having to lay on the bed to button and zip them up that motivates me and makes me smile and thank God. When I started this journey I wore a size 24. It has been such a long time since I saw a size 18. I can also wear some size 16 s too. I can't wait to get into a size 16 jeans. I am motivated when a 2X is too large for me, or when I can't find a finger to put a new ring that I received because it is too big. I smile and I thank the Lord again. I am changing. My body is responding.
Of course, I have days when the emotions take over and I turn to food. Then I regret what I ate because I feel sick and want to just...well, you know what I mean. I have decided that nothing is worth me jeopardizing my new life and new beginning this year. So many wonderful things have happened for me and I am so excited about all the things that will happen to me. I don't know about you, but I walk with the favor of God surrounding me and He is the best magnet for the best things in life. He knows the plans He has for me and I know that what He has for me is better than anything I might plan for myself.
My great niece will know me as an aunt who loves the Lord and who loves health. I will teach her how to eat healthy and be healthy. I will be able to run and play with her. I will do all of these things because of the right motivation.
Oh, one other motivation that I want to mention. SPARKPEOPLE. Thank God for SparkPeople. My life has not been the same since I have joined and it never will be the same again. I will reach my goal this year. I will maintain it too...for the rest of my long healthy life.