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Monday, March 24, 2014

"Spend a few minutes writing about the reasons behind your fitness and weight-loss goals. What is your true motivation? What do you hope to achieve or experience after reaching your goal?"

There are many reasons behind my weight loss goals. The big kick starter though was my best friend getting engaged. We decided together that we wanted to not only lose weight, but get in the best shape we have ever been in for her wedding.

I have always been a dancer and my upper body has always been weaker due to the majority of my strength being in my legs. So my personal goal while trying to tone and get my entire body in shape, is to really have a strong upper body. I want to be able to do real, not modified push ups, and be able to even do one pull up!

My other goals are become better versed in yoga. For various reasons. I want to be able to do a handstand so that I can progress to do more complicated acro yoga in the future. For this I need a stronger upper body, like I already have planned, but I also need to have a stronger core and work on my balance. I would also like to eventually teach yoga.

One of my biggest goals, not completely weight loss related is to travel to India. I will travel to India many times in my life. I have not yet gone, but know that I will. The reason this ties in to weight loss though is because I know there are MANY yoga programs I could travel to India to complete! What better place to become a yogi than in the land where yoga originated? (Or as far as I know it originated there). This not only would get me to finally travel to a place I have always wanted to, but it is also a HUGE push to start my yoga journey now, and get myself to a place where I am ready to travel there for a yoga mission!
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