Saturday, August 27, 2011

What Motivates Me

I am always coming up with a mile long list of things I need to change in my life and while
I could ignore that list it gets a little hard because every time I turn around I see one of my kids.

I have Tim who when I announce what is for dinner (if he is excited about it) give me a hug and tells me he loves me - food is the way to that boys heart.

Then there is Andrew who although a total goof ball can be so sweet and loves to snuggle.

Allison is full of creativity and is learning to sew.  A small compliment and she is beaming for the rest of the day.

Kathryn wants so much to participate in whatever I am doing.  She wants to be helpful and takes joy in being of service.   I am hard pressed to start working in the kitchen and she is not there asking to help.

Then there are the little boys - Peter and Jacob.  They are just a bundle of trouble and yet I can't help but smile every time I see them.

Recently I have been thinking a lot about my health.  I have come to the point in my life where I realize clearly that I am not getting any younger.  Not that I am old but I am squarely in my mid 30's.  I am about 50 lbs overweight and I need to loose those extra pounds.  I need to do it for my children so they can have a healthy and active mother who can keep up with them for years and years to come.  Yeah and I want to be thin so I can feel good about myself and look great in the latest fashions but really it is about my kids. 

My children are my motivation.  I need to put a photo of them on my fridge and pantry so when I am tempted to make a not so healthy food choice I will remember why I shouldn't. 

What motivates you?


  1. I just found your blog from Hoo Asked You. I didnt find a link to your answers but loved looking around your blog. (I'm LDS too!). I recently posted on this very topic- motivation and weight loss. I'm just beginning my journey. Check out 'Scariest post ever' on my blog ;)

  2. Hi, Just found your blog (love the cute sewn notebooks which I found pinned on Pinterest). It is a year today since I started a road to better health. I'm 35, mum to 8 and 5 and still a few kilos over where I would like to be. I am however 10 kgs less than a year ago thanks to a book which clicked with me. If you are interested, please let me know so I can share with you!

    Looking forward to reading a bit more of your blog :)