What is your motivation to be healthy?: Fear! First and foremost, my motivation to be healthy is fear, fear of an unhealthy life leading to heart disease, stroke and/or diabetes for starters; all of which can lead to a diminished quality of life, and death resulting in leaving my children before they're old enough to care for themselves. Secondly, I am tired of joint pain due to excess weight, sluggishness and lack of energy. Lastly, I am ashamed of my appearance. I have had an internal struggle with my appearance for the past 5 or 6 years as this is a new experience for me.