Motivation; the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
That's what the Internet tells me motivation means. So what motivates you to reach your goals whatever they are?
My motivation has changed so many times over my adult life it's hard to keep up. It has been things like fitting a wedding dress, being a certain weight before I had children, fitting my butt in a certain size saddle, getting a tummy tuck, wearing a bikini.
Now sometimes your motivation can also be your goal. So from the list above most of these were goals the only one I achieved was fitting a saddle of a certain size. I still wore a wedding dress even though it wasn't as small as I wanted, I still had children, haven't had a tummy tuck, and I wear a bikini at home only in front of my husband.
A bad horse accident several years ago has changed my motivation completely. I took like very much for granted and it was very much about what one looked like and what one had. I always had a picture in my head if what I should look like. Now it's all about how I feel and being able to do the things I love for many many years. Enjoying my friends and family and feeling great.
I would like to share with you a couple of my biggest motivators.
My children. Farmfitgirl, 9 years old and Farmfitboy, 7 years old. These two are my biggest cheerleaders. They motivate me because I want to be able to keep up with them for a very long time and help them reach their goals. To teach them that loving and taking care of yourself is very important. That fuelling our bodies with healthy food and moving our bodies daily is a huge pay off.
People in the background. It sounds like an odd one. Each time a Facebook or Instagram friend say "You make me want to move my body more " or "you inspire me", it brings me to tears. This is the biggest compliment I could ever get. Each time I hear or read it, it makes me push a little harder, run a little faster or pick the healthier for me food. If me moving my body and eating healthy can help someone else be their better selves then right on and I will keep doing it.
Last but farm from least is Farmfitpa ( he hates that name). My husband and stood beside me for 14 years always going along with what ever my plan is at the time. I have always wanted my husband to be a horse guy and well he's not. However we have now found that we love going mountain biking together, doing boot camps, lifting weights and recently he started running as well. I want to keep doing these things with him for a very long time. And maybe, just maybe one day he will ride horses with me.
Motivation can come in all sorts of different forms. It can be that family event coming up, an outfit you always wanted to wear, friends, family or even a quote from the Internet. For me people motivate me more then things now. Once you find the one thing that really motivates you, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish.