Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Skinny Tuesday- What Motivates You?


Lately I've been thinking about the images that motivate me to get healthier. Sure, I can look at images of celebrities, other moms, other women for motivation and say, "I want to look like her."

But honestly, that doesn't really drive me. I know deep down that no matter what I'm not going to look like Heidi Klum. And that's okay.

At the end of the day, I am going to look like me. But I want it to be the best version of me. The version of me where I felt most carefree, happy, and youthful.

I came across this pic the other day on my hard-drive. It was taken on September 23, 2003, just a month after I got married. It's not the pic of me at my fittest. Or my thinnest. Or even with the best hair (I remember I was NOT too happy with these highlights- haha!)

But I felt good, and alive, and carefree. I want to get back to this place with my health.

I want to wear these white pants again (I still have them...somewhere...in a box hiding in the garage?)

So, this week, this pic is what is motivating me to stay on plan.

What images do you use to motivate you?


FourJedis said...

Lovely picture! I feel like photoshopping an Ergo onto you! ;-)

That's awesome you found a picture/memory that is motivating to you. Let's see, what motivates me? I think the stars have all aligned somehow and I have for the first time ever found motivation... the kids, the hubby, a great trainer, and an awesome workout team.

alissasworld said...

Its sad to say but the last picture of me skinny was from highschool. I was at my all time heaviest when I got married so those pictures don't motivate me at all lol.

I'm about 15-20 pounds from goal and these are the TOUGHEST pounds to lose!!

Devon said...

oh goodness...i have no idea. i'm searching everywhere for motivation!!!

and look at you miss skinny mini!!

LaceFace said...

I'm just like you, I found a pic of myself when hubs and I were dating, I was about 21 or so and looked awesome! (of course, at the time, i didn't know that). I whip it out every now and then to remind myself my body can indeed be thinner!

noswimmers said...

You look beautiful...then and now. :)


ferfischer said...

Gosh! I don't know - I have some pictures of me when I was single, working in Australia, and pretty fit! That feels like a whole different life now. I'd settle for much less than that, just so that I can properly take care of Cici as she gets bigger.

Kelly said...

I have a picture of me at my highschool prom when I was 70 lbs lighter, but thats not what motivates me. Reading blogs like yours and seeing pictures of your beautiful babies is what motivates me. I know I won't be able to get pregnant unless I lose some weight. So keep the pics of those gorgeous girls who "spice" up your life coming!