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Is this weird? Kind of venting a bit

i am working out now (or trying to stay dedicated, really), so that i can look good for summer. I want to finally be comfortable in shorts and a tank top. I keep thinking (as motivation) that everyone is going to "wow" when they see that im toned and healthy.
Reality Check: Most people wont notice b/c they have never seen me on shorts and a real tank top!
So, then , why keep at i??. I had a not the greatest 2 weeks (last and the week before). I didnt eat REALLY bad, just not as good as a normaly do.
This week, im totallly on track. I have ebbs and waves in motivation but have yet to completely give up on myself, which I had done previously, so i think im in a different mind set now....
Is this due to my having a "fake"goal? Do i need a truly deep goal in order to succeed at looking and feeling greaT??
Any thoughts are appreciated!
Thanks,
~Workout25


Wed. Feb 22, 10:49am

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I think you should stick with it cause you will notice, in a way that is the ultimate goal...doing it for you, not for others.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 10:58 AM

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I think your motivation for working out - to feel great in shorts and a tank top this summer - is by no means a "fake goal". Next summer when you walk around proudly in your shorts and tank top, others will notice a change in your attitude and confidence. Your smiling face will be motivation for others - not just motivation for them to become healthier but motivation for them to do things for themselves and others that make them happier and more fulfilled. By accomplishing your goal not only do you change yourself, but you have the opportunity to influence others around you. It's a great goal!

Read the thread on motivation threshold. It's a great article and relates to this immensely.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 10:58 AM

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Imagine yourself looking great in everything you wear, all the time, for the rest of your life and being proud of your health and your body.

Setting a goal for the summer is great motivation, but think ahead to your next goal. It doesn't have to be related to clothes you can wear, either. Maybe you want to lift more weight or do a walking charity event.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 11:02 AM

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A charity event..........OP here

Thanks!
I am scared that i might fail..................i know, i know its DUMB! I would LOVE to do a charity event! LOVE IT! but...........im scared! LOL, i feel so stupid saying this.....I feel like if its just me doing it for me, i can back down but if its for charity event, what if i dont do it? Now only am i letting myself down, im letting them down! And i would feel awful........
What about those Teams in training? Are they really as supportive as they claim?
Thanks!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 11:18 AM

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Scared of failing too

I can't respond to the charity events, but I can say that I am scared of failing too. I have a big goal of losing 50 lbs, but have set small goals. My first one was to lose 5 lbs by the end of this month and I had 3 weeks to do it. I lost 3 lbs then PMS struck, which put me 2 lbs heavier than when I started. Now the PMS is winding down, I now have 3lbs to lose by the 28th. I've logged, eaten healthy meals, exercised most days of the week, but am really afraid to fail my first goal...makes me think I will fail the rest. My old self creeps up alot...telling me to give up and accept myself the way I am...my new self tells me that the weight loss will come with the hard work and dedication (eventually).

I work hard to stay positive, but negativity seems to find it's way to me at the worse of times.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 2:08 PM

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