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Reasons for weight loss and living a healthier well-balanced life


“I want to look and feel skinny in my skinny jeans.”
“ Cottage cheese is meant for consumption – not meant for my thighs”
“ I can pinch more than a few inches (ughh)”
“I want to feel confident & sexy in a Victoria’s Secret bikini”
“I’m tired of all my past excuses. Tired of being tired”
“I want to be strong – like, Jillian Michaels strong!”
“I want to be as happy as I can be”
“ My skin, hair and nails deserve so much more”
“I want to set an example; a positive influence to the people I love the most”

The list of ‘becauses’ or reasons is different for each of us that have been there – there at the crossroads where we reach a point that choosing a healthy, well-balanced life is the only – the best option; the best path to take forward. It’s not always easy to stay on the right path. I know for myself, everyday life can be so stressful! Every so often I stumble and lose focus. I’m thinking there’s not enough time in the day to eat my Quaker Oats in the AM, and before I know it, I’m at the office. Emails are never-ending like the oceans’ tide at the shore. My stomach is growling like a lion and my face is flushed with embarrassment, my patience is at its wits end, temper rising like a volcano. Yep, I’m a mess, and I reach a point that I’m oh so stubbornly certain that all the pain will go away with a yummy, gooey snickers bar and as much Starbucks coffee that I can chug down.
Before I know it, the workday is over. I’m driving home on the Northern State Parkway – XM satellite radio on full blaze, while I rock out to “All the Small Things” by Blink 182. Nodding my head, car dancing in ignorant, utter triumph… until the song is over, and the silence slowly drifts me back to reality. The reality was that I lost focus on my list of ‘becauses’, my reasons for choosing to pursue a healthy, physically fit and fulfilling life for myself. The truth is – stumbling is normal; a part of life. The key to reaching my goal and succeeding is to NOT QUIT. DON’T turn around and dwell on the mistakes. Regain focus BECAUSE quitting will not make me healthy, nor will it allow me to feel good in a new pair of skinny jeans…

What’s your motivation? Your reason? Your “Because”?


  1. Comment by Mary on October 14, 2009 7:22 am

    So true…
    My because is – I want to feel 100% healthy

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