I have some hikes on my bucket list that I'd like to accomplish in the next few years. Last year I turned 30 and realized that if I kept up my poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyle, I either wasn't going to be able to do the trips at all or I was going to struggle miserably the whole time. That's why I joined this site and got serious about getting back to a healthy weight and getting fit!
Imagining myself sitting at home growing old, fat, and sad with my junk food just...no. I'm not willing to cast my dreams aside for a life of regrets. THAT is what keeps me going every day. When I feel tempted to fall back into old habits like eating out nearly every day, all I can think is, "You're going to choose that over the Inca Trail? Or Everest base camp? Seriously???"
It's silly, I know, but it works for me!
"Smile, breathe and go slowly." - Thich Nhat Hanh