Question of the Week: What keeps you motivated?

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

I am totally motivated to eat healthy right now. After almost a year of struggling, I am happy to eat healthy. I have NO idea why.

Some of it is going back to Weight Watchers. I have to admit that I want to show a loss on that official form, but that isn’t all of it. Just going to Weight Watchers was caused by an inner motivation that I have no idea from whence it came.

What keeps you motivated?

What do you do to make sure you’ll eat healthy every day?

What do you do to make sure you exercise?

How do you stay motivated?

I wish I could bottle this feeling. I wish I could make it stay forever. Instead, I’m just doing my best to hang onto it right now while I have it.


3 Responses to “Question of the Week: What keeps you motivated?”

  1. kiki Says:

    Just want to mention how I love to walk but I needed to step up my walking routine to loose weight so I heard of the NYK weighted vest to loose wt for walkers – this great new walking vest made by the NYK company it looks and feels fantastic not bulky like others see it at http://WWW.NYKNYC.COM Red for serious walkers and the blue which in addition to walking can also be used at the gym fits like a glove.

  2. Nikki Says:

    Motivation for me depends on what is going on in my life at the time. I know the feeling you are talking about – it feels great – you want to eat right and love it, you want to exercise and even look forward to it! I want that feeling back – it frustrates me to know that it does come and go – I’m at a not so good place – it’s a struggle right now. And nothing specific has changed, I still want to lose more weight and love the feeling I get when I can get into a smaller size – but why is it so hard to go to exercise? Or stop eating that ice cream right now? If we ever figure out a way to bottle that euporic feeling – we could be rich – hehe! Nikki

  3. Elaine Says:

    Several weeks ago, I was thinking about getting to a healthy BMI and started calculating. When I figured out that I could get there late next winter, around the 25th anniversary of my dad’s death from a heart attack…that’s become a strong motivator. When I went through a low stretch a week or so ago, I actually used that specifically to remind me what I’m doing this for.

    When I was a kid, my mother emphasized his smoking as a causal factor — and I’ve never even touched a cigarette. So I know that can be a motivator.

    And as I get older, I realize that his type-A personality and excess weight were also factors, and I don’t want to die at 45, so I’m working on those things in myself too.

    I’m hoping it’ll continue to help me get over the short-term moments of low motivation.

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