Renew Your Weight Loss Motivation

Greater GoalsYou would think that simply losing the weight would be motivation enough to keep driving us on our journeys but unfortunately, I think we all get to the point where we need some renewed motivation.  I have to say that after more than 2 ½ years on my own journey, sometimes just the thought of being thin isn’t always enough to keep pushing me forward.  I think we can all lose focus if a task takes longer than we had originally hoped it would.

I must admit that I have had a sense of renewed motivation in the last few weeks as I have gotten myself back on track with accurate tracking and I’m looking at things from the standpoint of being brand new at Weight Watchers.  I am going back and re-reading my materials from when I first joined as well as re-reading some of my Weekly’s (the booklet given out at each Weight Watchers meeting).  I have ALL of my Weekly’s (from my very first day) and keep them organized by date in notebooks.  It might seem a little extreme to keep everything but I cannot stress enough how helpful it is to be able to go back and recall information at any time and use it to inspire myself.

And while I am still driven by the goal of reaching a certain weight and size, I am trying to look for goals that are not centered around the number on the scale or a number sewn inside a piece of clothing.  I am still striving for optimum health and I hope to one day come off of my blood pressure medication (though my doctor tells me that may or may not happen due to my family history).  So what else is there?

In the spirit of accomplishing non-scale victories I have decided to do my first 5K.  A few weeks ago, my Weight Watchers leader, Beth said she was planning to do a 5K on May 17th and wanted to know if anyone would be interested in joining her.  I have been contemplating doing one for a while now and when she mentioned this particular 5K was being held at night (which meant it wouldn’t be miserably hot), it sounded like just the opportunity I had been looking for.  I am happy to report that I am all signed up and ready to go!

You have registered for the Loco Glo 5K Presented by Jim Tidwell Ford

A copy of your receipt has been emailed to you.

Date

Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 9:00 PM

Address

125 TownPark Dr Kennesaw, GA

Purchase

Kassie Bohanon – 5K Run/Walk (Team Members – Join your team)

Loco Glo 5K

I have to admit that when I first began my weight loss journey, a 5K (or any other race for that matter) was not even on my radar, nor did I think it ever would be.  At that time, I heard people in my meeting talking about wanting to do a race an honestly, I could not for the life of me figure out why they would want to do such a thing.  Now, two and a half years down the road, I can honestly say, “I get it.”  For me, it has absolutely nothing to do with winning.  I just want to be able to say I completed the race which is something I could have never even dreamed of three years ago at this time.  And I must say that knowing this event is coming up is really keeping me focused on doing what I need to be doing.  I am doing the most accurate, honest tracking I have done in a long time and I am putting real time and effort into my workouts.  And being up one measly pound on Friday did not discourage me at all.

I will be posting pictures on Facebook and Tweeting from the event on Saturday and you can expect a full report in next Monday’s post.  In the meantime, what non-scale victory can you be working towards for yourself?

5K

 

Comments

  1. Yea Kassie!!! I’m cheering for you! This is a great goal and a step in the right direction. Have fun! I’m looking forward to seeing the photos!

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