In my September weight loss update I mentioned that I had new motivation for weight loss and that I would share that with you later. Well the time has come, my new motivation for weight loss is something that will change our lives.
Originally my motivation for weight loss was just to get healthy for my daughter. This is still my motivation because I want to be as healthy as possible for my child. I want to be around as long as I can and I know that being healthy is the best way to do that.
The other reason I wanted to lose weight is so that I can keep up with my daughter. If you have kids you know just how fast 2 year olds can be and I wanted to be able to keep up with her, not only to play and have fun, but to keep her safe when she decides to run away from me. The thing is, I have never had any issue keeping up with her. Honestly, I am not that out of shape, I am fairly athletic and can do things and keep up with kids without an issue. Because I don’t really have issues keeping up with her, this is not really a motivating factor.
A lot of things have been happening recently in our family. We have moved to a new house, finally sold our old house, and are working on paying off a some other things. We are going to take a more active role in family get-togethers in the way of actually hosting some at our house, which is a huge transition. With all these changes though I have noticed that something is missing.
That something is another child. I have been waiting for a while to have another child because there were things that I wanted to do before adding another baby. I wanted to have our dream house because I knew that if we didn’t have it before having another child that we would never move. I also wanted to have my daughter potty trained because I didn’t want to have two children in diapers, and while we are not potty trained I think we are getting closer. She is interested in going to the bathroom and can sometimes tell be before she goes, but not always. Another thing I wanted was to have a buffer of money for when the new baby comes. I know that having a baby is expensive and this time around will be a lot more expensive as I will actually have to pay some hospital bills as last time I lucked out and since I was working at the hospital where I had my daughter, I didn’t have to pay anything.
All of these things are finally met and I have been thinking that it may be time to consider trying for baby number 2. There is one thing though that I haven’t accomplished that I would like to do before getting pregnant and that is to lose weight.
When I was pregnant with my daughter I started at 191 pounds, and every time I would go to the office the nurse would shame me for my weight. She would tell me that it was OK to lose weight during pregnancy, even though I know it’s not safe to actively try to lose weight during pregnancy.
I am not afraid of being shamed for my weight during pregnancy, but I just want to have the healthiest pregnancy possible. I am not ready to start trying yet, but I really think I may be ready by the first of the year, so I would like to be at a healthier weight by then. I know it will be tough with the holidays, but I would like to be about 180 pounds by January first. If I can do this then I will be ready to start trying for baby number 2 and I will continue to try to lose weight until I get pregnant and I will continue to work out in a healthy way during my pregnancy.
I hope that this is enough to keep me motivated to workout and lose weight.
How about you? Do you have any new motivation for working out?