Monday, June 8, 2009

Motivate Me Monday ~ Find Your Motivation

It's Motivate Me Monday with Sarah Mae at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee, though this will be the last time it will be hosted at her place - it's moving. When I do MMM posts, I usually do them on my other blog, but I thought it more appropriate to talk about motivation over here today and then you don't have so much chocolate around to distract you - LOL!

I recently found my motivation to go back to Weight Watchers (WW) and try the process again. Motivation is different from knowing in your head that you need to do something. I already knew that I needed to lose weight to avoid health problems like Type 2 diabetes and other issues. I already knew that losing weight would be a matter of eating healthier, eating smaller amounts, and increasing activity. Knowing those things didn't get me to actually do them. I finally found some motivation in the more immediate want of clothes that fit right and look cute. I am motivated because I am uncomfortable and because my true size does not reflect the size I am in my head. And I am motivated by the knowledge that the Lord can help me do it even when I feel that it is too hard.

There are so many areas of life that we need to find motivation for. For example, I am motivated to get my house all cleaned up if company is coming to stay because I want them to think I keep a nice house. But to do the same tasks day in and day out? That takes finding the right motivation. I know that I need to do these things, but that isn't enough to get me to work on them. I need to find my motivation in the fact that even the littlest of household tasks glorify the Lord and provide a loving home for my husband and son.

Do you know what gives you motivation? Take some time to think about all of the things you want to do and write down what motivates you to do them. And remember that your motivation changes as you go along. Ask the Lord to help you discover what motivates you and to help you succeed.

Have a blessed Monday and whatever it is that you are trying to do - you CAN do it with the Lord's help!

Lisa :)


  1. This is such a great post! I also have a tendency to become lazy with fitness/ really takes some hardcore focus!

  2. this is a really great idea-so simple, but truly helpful.

  3. thanks for sharing. i've been feeling the same way about exercise and late night snacking. enough is enough!

  4. Lisa,
    I just joined ww today, oh my gosh I was so glad to read your post. I suffer from a lack of motivation. What is motivating me to lost weight is this spare tire I seem to have developed over night that dun laps over my pants. what program are you doing with WW, I will be posting my progress on Tuesday and I will watch for yours.
    I am doing the Fab and Fit challenge at martha fry's blog. let me know if you can't find it.


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