What’s your motivation?

What’s your motivation?

Ok, This one puzzles me.  Did you notice at Kristin and Cathy’s party on Friday that the first few questions out of the basket were “motivation” questions?  What motivated them to keep going…what motivated them to not give up…what will they say to themselves to stay motivated?  WOW. 

Kristin is hoping to become a motivational speaker. (she’ll rock!) Cathy is hoping to inspire others through her newfound love of cooking healthy (she’ll rock, too!)  They’ll both be inspirational and motivating, they already ARE, to many of us, for several different reasons. 

Here’s my question though.  Once they’ve motivated you to MOVE and COOK and THINK, then what?  What will KEEP you going?  What keeps anyone going that’s living the healthy lifestyle?  You’ll see from Tiffany’s comment on yesterday’s BLOG, it’s a pair of size 20 pants that she doesn’t want to put on again.  For some people the goals are short term and these get a bad rap, because experts say a short term goal has and end and then people tend to give up.  Me?  I like short term goals.  LOTS AND LOTS of short term goals.  You know what?  They ADD UP!

A class reunion one month, a wedding the next, a vacation in 6 months, a doctor’s appointment to see if you’re going to need high blood pressure meds…whatever… All of these short term goals make me want to look and feel my best.  EVERYDAY!  I like my motivation “right around the corner”, what’s motivating you?

Challenge…write it down tomorrow when you wake up.  Write down your REASON, write down WHY on this day, you’re going to make a healthy choice, push hard in your workout, pass on the bread basket, whatever…Motivate yourself!  Have a great healthy day!

I’m Back!

Hello, All!  Well, I’ve heard it enough!  “Lisa, use that Blog!”  “Shana, Blogs…why not you!”  “Come on Lisa, give it a try!”

Here was my answer…why would people care what I have to say?  Well, I guess the ones that care want me to start Blogging again, so….here we go!  BUT, YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE!  Comments, emails, etc…you’re going to need to share questions and comments!  I don’t talk well, AT people, but I’m very good WITH people, so let’s make this a dialogue, shall we?

I AM YOU!  I struggle with food, I’m not a fan of running, although I LOVE group exercise–I drink wine in the middle of the week, for no reason except that it’s yummy AND I want to maintain a healthy weight!

Here’s my newsletter piece for June, let’s start there and I’ll embellish on my Biggest Loser experience as the month goes on, ok?

I had a fabulous month!  I hope you did too!  Some of you may or may not know, but Shana and I had the honor and privilege to attend the Season Finale of The Biggest Loser-Season 7!  We’d been working closely with 2 contestants from WI and they invited us to attend as their guests. The experience can only be described as surreal.  Here’s one of the many things I’ll take with me from that week of events.

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” –Will Rogers

Cathy and Kristin had absolutely FABULOUS results and I was so proud to have played a small roll in their success!  Both lost around 50 pounds “at home”-most say this is the hardest part of the journey!  A few contestants embraced the challenge and did great at home.  Others lost nothing, or even gained at home.  Am I judging?  NO WAY!  All had lost weight at “the ranch”, but faced obstacles at home that impeded their journey.  Obstacles the rest of us face every single day!  How do you deal with your “at home” journey?  How do we all?  Do we embrace the challenge or fall short more often then we care to admit?   Kristin says it best in her motivational speech.  The true winners of the Biggest Loser haven’t been determined yet.  The next several months will show who can live this lifestyle and who was playing a game.  Amen, Kristin.  To all of you, a challenge…Live the lifestyle!