So, I lost the weight, and I’ve kept it off (so far). You have lost, or are in the process of losing weight, getting healthy, and finding your fine. Then, maybe like me, you have hit a wall or find yourself on a plateau with no view, no direction, and you think maybe it’s time to go back to the way you were (I was). DON’T DO IT! Don’t give up. It’s just a matter of finding your motivation. Sometimes you only have to remember why you started to find your fine. Sometimes you do need to find new motivation. Both of which are possible.
Why did I start my journey? I wanted to improve my health, quality of life, self-confidence, and (I ain’t gonna lie) there is a certain amount of satisfaction (call it revenge if you like) in looking fine when certain people from the past are now where I was. My health has improved from a blood pressure, pulse, cholesterol levels, etc. My quality of life has improved movement is easier, I have more energy, and I am less self-conscious about how I look when I’m out. In fact, I now enjoy going out. So hopefully, remembering why you started in the first place will keep you motivated.
But what happens when these things have been achieved and are no longer as motivating as they had been? Where do I go from here? Am I done? Is there more? I’m bored! It’s no longer exciting. It’s no longer satisfying!
Find new motivation! It is a process. It won’t end. There must always be something we are striving to achieve. If you ain’t growing, you’re dying. If you are just trying to stay where you’re at, you’re dying there too. So my new motivations are personal growth, pushing my limits, and enjoying the pride of accomplishment.
How am I working toward achieving my new motivations? I am participating in an event in August called the Warrior Dash. Check it out at Warrior Dash. It is a 3 mile obstacle course filled with mud, fire, rough terrain. I begin training for it in 2-3 weeks. Right now, I am putting together the training program. I am excited. I am MOTIVATED!
And, I have a continued plan of continually growing and pushing my limits. At least 5 years worth of plan right now. Think about how you’d like to challenge yourself and find ways to do so. If the Warrior Dash looks like something you’d like to do, let me know. I am going to be training others for the event, come join us!