When you are about to something that is bigger than yourself, that you have waited your whole life to do, there is a level of anticipation, fear and excitement.
I have lost 50-65 pounds three times in my life: in 2008, 2001 and 1998. A few other times I put in some effort and lost 15-30 pounds. I have always been a little afraid of weight loss programs, either because they are scams or because they restrict me in some way. I have worked with a physician for two of the larger weight losses and I am ready to begin that side of the journey again.
This time I plan on using my 36 years of experience to my advantage. Right now, I know that external forces are very motivational for me. That’s where I will start.
Definition of Extrinsic Motivation: Taking action in order to obtain an outcome. In the longer term, I do truly hope that I can exercise and eat well because I enjoy it, but it will take a while to get there.
And here’s a video about Extrinsic Motivation in Psychology. Enjoy.