What Motivated Me to Blog About My Health


I was asked to make a video explaining what motivated me to start blogging about my health. It’s pretty simple really so I grabbed the video camera and made a quick video to blog it up. Enjoy! What motivates you?

About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. BlakeNo Gravatar says:

    Family is a great motivator! I want to stay healthy for my fam too. I have a great wife and a little girl due March 3, 2009. I want to be around for both of them for a long time!

  2. Strong OneNo Gravatar says:

    What motivates me? : remembering how hard it was being injured.
    When you don’t have the ability to drive a car, or push yourself up off the floor because you are injured… being healthy is pretty damn awesome.
    I stay healthy because I want to be prepared.
    Chance favors the prepared mind.

  3. Strong OneNo Gravatar says:

    BTW… she’s ABSOLUTLEY adorable.
    You’re being a hell of a role model for her. Congrats.

  4. Sweet video man! Just found your blog today, and Im subscribing now.

    My motivation comes from proving people wrong and showing people who dont believe in me that I can do it.


  5. It’s my family which motivates me to stay healthy. We have a son (11 y.) and two dogs. They also keep me going πŸ˜‰


  6. Family is a big motivator for me. I want to set an example for my kids while they are young so they can avoid the mistakes that I made.

    That and I want to see my abs again, I miss them πŸ™


  7. Definitely family that motivates me to stay healthy, and just like steve just said, i want to see my abs as well πŸ™‚

  8. I’d have to say that the results motivate me. And also little changes like clothes feeling baggy, my ring feeling loose, needing to put a new hole in my belt.

    Take care,

    • Israel LagaresNo Gravatar says:

      Hi Andrew. I love when I try an old shirt on and it fits baggy. Or when my jeans are too baggy. That is such an awesome feeling.

  9. ali pashNo Gravatar says:

    family is the best motivation for anything releted to good change, if not for you, then for your your families and change for them.

  10. akavar 2050No Gravatar says:

    competition is what motivates me. if i see that someone is trying to outperform me, i will work 10x as hard (especially if its to impress someone πŸ˜‰

  11. Loved it, I’m really glad I came across this site. Keep it up! Your little girl is cute too! πŸ™‚

  12. Oyun indirNo Gravatar says:

    I love when I try an old shirt on and it fits baggy.

  13. AdrianNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for promoting a healthy life style. I think it is so important. Keep up the informative articles. Adrian

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