How motivated are you?

It’s not always an easy question to answer. Sometimes I think I am motivated to go after something, but if I sit back and take an objective look I realize I’m not quite as motivated as I thought. In fact, I’m not motivated at all…I just want it to happen. Big difference. Many of us want to make a change, or go after a goal, but to me being motivated means you are willing to put the extra effort in, and make some sacrifices along the way, as opposed to just wanting. I have a goal of losing 7 pounds. But does just stating that goal make me motivated? In my opinion, no. The fact that I am on vacation and have resisted the temptation to use the “but I’m on vacation” excuse several times makes me motivated. The fact that I did a quick workout in our room this morning makes me motivated. Very important note-the point of this post is not to say that I have 100% motivation all the time. Not even close. I am drinking a beer as I type this getting ready to go out to dinner. However-I have figured out which sacrifices I am willing to make, and which I am not. I am also comfortable admitting that I am not completely motivated, and I still have a lot of work to do. There is, and likely always will be, a part of me that just wants to be fit and healthy without putting in the extra work, or giving up any of the things I enjoy. But I have accepted that getting what you want isn’t easy-nor should it be. How much sweeter is it to achieve something you had to really work for, and remain dedicated to? So here’s my question to you…honest answers only! How dedicated are you to your goal?

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4 Responses to How motivated are you?

  1. Kelly says:

    I loved reading this….I want so bad to be thinner and healthier but wanting it and doing it are two different things. I was just telling Jimmy yesterday that I believe 100% that me losing weight is just as hard as it is for him to quit drinking. An addiction is an addiction. I am hoping this “family fat off” will be the motivation I need to lose the weight this time.

    • Dawn Whiting says:

      I’m really glad you liked it Kelly, thanks so much for the feedback! I agree completely that an addiction is an addiction (once you get through the medical component of withdrawing). Maybe you guys could use each other as a support system??

  2. Holly says:

    I have come to realize that I rely way too much on other people for motivation. I need to start depending on myself for motivation and believe in myself that I do have the determination to accomplish my goal. I am fully aware of the importance of a support system, but I need to start being the one to light the fire under my bum.

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