When it comes to dieting, weight loss and fitness success there is one thing you just can’t live without… an endless supply of MOTIVATION. When you look up the word motivate in the dictionary it says “to move to action”. Everyone has the ability to be motivated. To be moved emotionally, physically or spiritually into a course of action that will change their life forever. For some it’s the doctor’s visit where they learn they will not live past 50 if they keep up their poor health habits and diet. For others it is simply knowing that their example is the source of inspiration for their friends, family and loved ones.
What moves you? What gets you going? What is the fire that burns within you that is going to help you achieve your health and fitness goals? Everyone has motivation within, the key is to find it and remember it when life gets hard. When the food is calling your name, when the alarm goes off in the morning.
For me it is the stories. The stories of people who do what was once thought of as impossible. The stories of people who succeed with their weight loss goals and prove to themselves that they could do it. The stories of parents who lose weight and learn how to eat healthy so their children do not suffer a lifetime of poor health. For me it is stories like the one I just read from Deb Willard-Parker.
Deb has been a FitCamp member for over a year now and has achieved an incredible level of fitness with just 2 classes per week. She and her sisters Donna and Kim were recently featured in the Holden/Princeton Telegram (check out her story here). Deb’s hard work and commitment to living a healthy, active and fit lifestyle has been a source of inspiration and motivation for many. Recently Deb shared with me her goal of competing in next year’s Ironman Ultra Distance Triathlon in British Columbia. We’re all here for your support, go get em’ Deb!