No, even with as much as I "cheerlead" for everyone else, I hate working out. So what motivates me? The "before & after" pic, for one. You know, the one I posted on my notsopleasantlyplump blog a few months ago? Looking at that picture makes me want to keep going, keep losing, and get back down to the size I was before I went into the Navy (150). When I got pregnant with Monkey, I was 143(ish), and I'm pretty sure I'll never get back to that weight. Actually, I hope I don't. I didn't look healthy at that weight.
What else motivates me? Honestly, the praise I get from other people. It makes me sound needy and slightly pathetic, but hearing people tell me that I'm doing good or looking good always gives me that little boost I need to keep going. I don't want to go into all my issues, because they're personal and they're mine, but some part of me needs that praise. Not just for losing weight, but in all areas of my life. It's my burden to bear, but I deal with it.
So, what do I do to get myself psyched up? I listen to music. I used to listen to a lot of rock/alternative, but it made me angry. There's a specific song that comes to mind that (even though I loved it) made me so angry, I'd walk around seething the next hour or two. So, instead I listen to pop/Top 40 songs instead. An example of my typical playlist:
- Miley Cyrus - "Party in the USA"
- Selena Gomez - "Tell me something I don't know"
- Jay Sean - Down
- Kesha - Tik Tok
- Flo Rida - Right Round
- Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
- Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
- Black Eyed Peas - Pump it
- Britney Spears - If you seek Amy
- Carrie Underwood - Cowboy Cassanova
- Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha
What about you, my fellow #twitloss'ers... What motivates you?