Thanks to Becky for sharing this article. Like Becky, my kids are my motivation and this story speaks volumes.
Find Motivation in Your Children
Parents must meet the needs of their children. Sure, they'll need a house and a room and a place to sleep, Halloween costumes, birthday candles and wrapped presents.
But for now, all they really need is one thing--for you to be at the top of your game. They need parents who are fit, healthy and happy enough to do what needs done and have fun doing it. They need a parent who'll be playing on the floor more than lying on the couch. Your kids need a quick, clear thinker, a heavy lifter, and an all-around fixer of things mechanical and personal.
When you're fit and healthy, you can give your kids everything that they need. They can be your main motivation to meet your fitness goals.
Have you ever stopped to think about why you really feel the need to lose weight, get in shape or pursue any other goal? Is there something big you'd like to achieve? Is someone counting on you?
Your future depends on what you do today. Choices you make now can affect you (and your family) for years down the road. Even the smallest decisions will determine whether you wind up at the top of your game or struggle along with the status quo.
To succeed at your health goals, your main motivation should grip your attention like a new love. Your main motivation is the best reason you can think of for getting up, getting active and getting healthy. Your main motivation can be your very own kids.