I’m motivated by fear. I sign up for tough fitness challenges because the fear of pain and failure motivates me to get off my ass and train. When I look in the mirror and see my hiney sliding down the backs of my legs, the fear of a pancake butt motivates me to do the dreaded step-ups (although it seems gravity moves faster than the rate at which I can do enough step-ups).
It’s pretty basic or me. It’s about my selfish, personal fears. Nothing more.
I need your help — Tell me what motivates you. Acceptance? Health/fitness? A smaller pant size? A person? An event? Use a fake name if you like but help a gal out. I need inspiration. If you can’t say what motivates you then tell me about something that inspires you.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
August 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm
I’m motivated by the yearning to live a long healthy life. I’m motivated to strength train by my desire to be strong, stable, & energetic when I’m 70. My heart motivates me to keep it healthy by eating clean food, running, biking, & climbing stairs. And my job motivates me to practice what I preach!
August 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm
Well said! Thanks for the comment and inspiration Dawn! You inspire me (and I am certain others) to do better!
August 31, 2011 at 12:05 pm
I’m motivated to set a good example for my kids–especially my daughter who appears to have inherited my body type. I want her to understand that strong is beautiful, and that she should stand up tall, even if she’s the tallest one in the room. I want my son to see that there’s more to being a woman than layers of make-up and high heels. I want them to realize that by taking care of myself, I’m better able to take care of them. I want to be around for a long time, to see who my kids grow up to be, and meet their children. I want to be the granny rocking work out clothes, not playing bingo.
August 31, 2011 at 3:38 pm
Excellent answer GP! Your chillins best be proud!
September 2, 2011 at 11:01 am
This is very interesting to contemplate. Mostly, I think it’s empowering to be strong and capable, and you don’t get that way by sitting around. And being able to kick ass is HOT 🙂 I like that feeling of “I can do that!” – and like those before me, I want to be able to say that at 70+!