Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Taking Notice!

In general I think I'm a pretty self-motivated person. This goes across most things in my life whether it's been school, career, business, dieting, exercising or other activities. But I have to also admit that when others take notice of my success, I get a definite extra boost of motivation that I'm on the right path!

Twice this week, entirely independent of one other, I've had two of my Jazzercise instructors come up to me before class and tell me how great I'm looking. This unexpected observation happens to come during a week where I'm feeling like I'm up and down within the same 2 pounds and contemplating that I need to get back on track better with recording what I eat. In both instances it gave me that extra boost to really make my workout a great one and really feel the differences in my body and abilities.

The stubborn part of me wishes that I could be entirely self-motivated, almost as if there's some weakness in enjoying praise. How crazy is that, right? In any case, it does remind me to pay that feeling forward with others because it can make a big difference in someone else's life when you may not even realize it.


  1. You are absolutely beautiful, Jackie. You deserve all the compliments you receive. You have worked so hard to get where you are now.

    I know what you mean with the same pounds. Last week was great, this week not so much. I have come to the decision that if I can just maintain or lose a couple of pounds through the end of the year, I will really get back with it and hoping by summer I will have reached my goal. That is a little over 30 pounds, who knows though???? :)

    Hugs to you and I am so in awe of you and Thad!!!

  2. Thanks Angie! You've been doing awesome as well and it's inspiring every time I see you post about a loss :) I think one of the harder things will be that I know as we get closer to our goals it will be smaller losses each week and probably more difficult. I think you've got a great attitude about it too! My goal is 40 more pounds - and I still can't imagine what I will look like!