Friday, October 05, 2018

Vacation: the perfect motivation

I have written about motivation so many times. It’s crazy how many times I’ve probably written about motivation.   I wrote about it recently when I wrote tips for motivation   But it happens because  motivation is fleeting and ever changing.

In the past I have been motivated to lose weight for various reasons. Sometimes it was competition with a friend, once it was even a personal competition with an enemy who I didn’t want to show me up. I have lost weight to get into goal clothing. And I lost weight trying to make my ex husband love me.  I have probably been motivated by a gazillion and one different things. And that’s OK, because it worked.  

I have a few current motivations running through my mind. There are one or two things that I am not quite ready to share  here yet. But let me tell you, they are good reasons!

But a real big motivation?

We have vacation in one week!  We are planning and hoping for a very active vacation. I know that my fitness level will hold us back a little bit. I also know that my lack of fitness will mean that what I do, will cause me to ache. I am OK with that. However, we are starting to plan our vacation for next year. It’s going to be a big one.  I am not OK with passing on some opportunities that may crop up during that vacation due to my lack of fitness. Nor am I OK with pushing myself through and then aching  miserably for the rest  of the vacation. I WILL have my fitness fixed before then. How’s that for motivation?


mxtodis123 said...

We all need something to motivate us. I've gone through the "I want to fit in my clothes" stage or "I want to look better" stage, but the one that worked the best for me was the"I want to be healthy stage." Very high blood pressure and the inability to walk more than a block without severe pain or losing my breath was all that I needed.

Sarah said...

Yep, been through all those stages myself.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your vacation and I did an update on the Mayans MC on my blog.

Leah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great time on your vacation!