Last night, I gave a tour of my messy house to some family that came over to celebrate a birthday. (To get the background story, click here.) My BIL (brother in law) brought his girlfriend, who upon entering my messy room said, "Ummm, why do you have a pair of pants pinned to your wall?"
I told her that aside from the fact that having pants on your wall is so in right now, I have them up there to motivate me. They are what I see when I wake up and what I see when I go to sleep. I even have a picture of them on my phone. Those jeans are my skinny jeans.
To some, they might not look that tiny, but I'd give my left boob to fit into those pants again. They were my favorite pair of jeans when I was at my thinnest.
When I told her I had them up as motivation, she asked what size they were (I know you're thinking "Seriously?" but yeah...she's blunt like that) and I didn't hide the fact that they're a 9. (Oh, to be in the single digits again!) To some, size 9 might not be a big deal, but that is the weight when I felt my healthiest, sexiest, and damn it, I looked good!
Later that evening, my BIL was in my kitchen with his GF looking at pictures on my fridge. I was standing close enough to hear her say, "Who's that?" and pointed to a picture on the fridge.A picture of ME. Seriously? Does 50 lbs really completely alter a persons appearance? My BIL gave her a "You're serious?" look at said, "That's Shannon." She didn't ask why I had pictures of myself on my fridge. If she would have asked, I would have told her that just like the jeans, these pictures are my motivation. I remember when I was younger, playing at Karlie's house (yes, we go way back) and her mom had a saying that was on her fridge. It said, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels." Ain't it the truth? Even though I love food, the feeling of confidence and being healthy far outweighs the deliciousness that only lingers on your tongue for a moment.
So go find what motivates you and pin it to your wall, or your fridge, and let it be a daily reminder of your goals! What are some things that motivate you?