Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What Motivates You To Lose Weight?

There was a conversation around the gym the other day about what motivates individuals to work out and lose weight?  Specifically to seek out a personal trainer to lose weight? This question is interesting because it generates a lot of different answers. 

Some of the common answers includes: illness, illness that could lead to death, vanity, special life events including weddings.  The number one answer (to the question of what motivates an individual to lose weight) in the mind of a personal trainer is the hope that the individual extends their quality of life. 

Of course everyone will answer these questions differently, hence why i wanted to pose the question here: What motivates you to lose weight?


  1. Hi, saw your blog on the WWBH Linky, I am trying to lose weight at the moment and be more healthy, I am managing to lose about 1 pound a week which I am really happy with, my reason for my new regime is to be more healthy and show a good example to my children! I am actually logging my progress weekly on one of my blogs which I think is helping me to motivate myself!
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    Karima x

  2. Thanks for linking up at Tasty Thursdays.

  3. I am down to the last 10 pounds, so I have to admit my motivation is pure vanity. I want to look like someone who works out as much as I do!

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  4. My father was a 300 pound man and a smoker. One day, he said to me and my sisters that he would stop smoking if we promised to never smoke. He never smoke another cigarette. A few years later he started working out and cutting out the junk food. Now he goes to the gym 5 days a week and is in better shape than he's ever been in his whole life.

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  5. The mini keg located in my belly is the motivation I need to loose weight.

    Best wishes,


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  7. I have been struggling to find what really motivates me to lose weight. About 2 years ago, I was EXTREMELY motivated and lost almost 20 lbs in one month, because I was getting married. Now I can't find anything at all that does it enough that I would actually NOT cheat.

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  8. Wanting to regain some sense of energy and a sense of who I really am

  9. Right now nothing seems to be motivating me to lose weight :( New follower from Weekend Hoppers! Please check out my new blog

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    What motivates me to exercise is my skinny pre-pregnancy clothes hanging in my closet. I have to look at them everyday to get to my transitional clothing.

  11. Oh! That really sounds great! I wonder if I could also lose that much of weight in as less time as you did. You went to California medical weight management. Right? I will also visit there and talk to the doctor. When can I go there? Is it 7 days open? And is there no consultation fee for anyone? Please Fill the Contactus form fast. Thanks