The first week of Body Back, Susan asked us to find a photo for inspiration. It could be picture of a place we wanted to travel, a time when we liked our figure better or a person who inspires us to be be fit and healthy. Some of the stories and photos the other shared were actually quite touching.
Mine was pretty easy to figure out. I want to wear my wedding ring again. I outgrew mine, which is the very nice way of saying I’m too fat to wear it. I’ve wearing a stand-in. I like it a lot. But I’d like to able to wear my original again.
Then this week, I had a work trip. Some of the people I saw were super inspirational, although I don’t think they intended to be. They sat in smoke-filled gaming centers, cigarettes hanging from their lips, morbidly obese, holding a beer in one hand and pulling the lever on a slot machine with the other over and over and over. It broke my heart. It also makes me never want to eat fried chicken again.
Now I have positive and negative motivation. My workout this morning was really tough after several days off. But I have never been this happy to hurt.
So, what’s your inspiration? your motivation? What makes you want to be fit and healthy.
Disclosure: I am blogging about my experience in the Body Back classes in exchange for an eight-week session.