What Motivates You? | RachelCooks.com

 

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As I put in some quality time on the treadmill, I got to thinking. What’s my motivation? What is your motivation?

As I thought about different sources of motivation, I found myself hitting the up arrows on the treadmill and really, really pushing myself.

Occasionally I’d slow down to write a thought on my phone–otherwise I knew I’d forget to write this post.

So what is your motivation?

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Is it:

  • I want to lose this darn baby weight. (This may or may not be part of my motivation.)
  • I want to look great in my wedding dress.
  • I want to look great in my skinny jeans.
  • I want to look great in my bathing suit.
  • I want to look great in…nothing.
  • I want to lose ____ pounds.
  • I want to fit into a size _____.
  • I want to live long enough to meet my future grandchildren.
  • I want to live long enough to meet my future great-grandchildren.
  • Heart disease runs in my family.
  • Stroke runs in my family.
  • Cancer.
  • I want to feel more confident at work.
  • I want to feel more confident at the gym.
  • I want to feel more confident in the bedroom (yeah, I went there.)
  • I want to play with my kids on the playground without becoming short of breath.
  • I want to look good in pictures.
  • I want to look good for my husband.
  • I want to look good for me.
  • I want to run a marathon.
  • I want to run a 5K.
  • I want to run a mile.
  • I want to walk a mile.
  • I want to climb a flight of stairs without becoming short of breath.
  • I want to be a good example of health for my children.

When I am at the gym, I typically think to myself that I want to fit into my old clothes, etc. The minutes on the treadmill draaaaaaaag by.

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When I started to think about my kids today? WOW. The minutes flew by. I watched the calorie count rise and I didn’t want to stop. I kept pushing and pushing myself.

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I thought, I want to see my kids grow old.

I thought, I want to be the one cooking meals for my kids.

I want to be the one greeting them at the end of the school day.

Kissing their boo-boos.

Giving them baths.

Reading them books.

Cheering them on at sporting events.

Bragging about them when they get accepted to a great college.

I want to be the one. The one that is there. Involved. Healthy. A good role model.

I want to be the one.

And God willing, I’m going to be.

‘Cause I’m sure as heck going to do my part to make sure that happens.

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Will you share your motivation with me?