the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
synonyms: motive, motivating force, incentive, stimulus, stimulation, inspiration, inducement, incitement, spur, reason, enthusiasm, drive, ambition, initiative, determination
Here we are 25% of the way through the first month of the new year and I have NOT started my healthy journey. I often sit and watch Oprah talk about her fresh start. What is it going to take?
My two Portland buddies are still going to Weight Watchers. Although honestly, since July they mainly lose and gain the same five pounds. At $12/week those are very costly pounds.
Why do I not make myself a priority? What is it going to take? I don't want to do some fake "diet" like drink a shake or eat 800 calories a day or something else unreasonable to continue forever. I do have one friend here on Maui who has lost over 150 lbs and keeps 130 off ... for five years. It was a hospital designed plan and she has a dietician (now a friend) who helps her.
I think I have to drag out my scale and start writing down what I eat. And writing down my weekly goals. Big change would be to not eat on a tray in front of the TV. Oh what the heck, I know exactly what I should be doing ... I just listen to the devil who says START TOMORROW.
Today I tried on a swimsuit that I ordered from an online company. In a large size 16. And it is way too small. I was putting on sunscreen to head to a pool with a friend and I used a mirror to be sure I got my back slathered with sunscreen (SPF 50).
And that view, my friends, is motivation.