Native American from the Mohican tribe. Writer, Peer Specialist, YouTube Partner.

Eagle Dancers with Brule at Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sept 7, 2012

Spend a few minutes writing about the reasons behind your fitness and weight-loss goals. What is your true motivation? What do you hope to achieve or experience after reaching your goal? 

My true motivation for fitness and weight-loss goals is to first walk comfortably and pain free. I used to have so much freedom exploring my world as I walked. I used walking to meditate and to reflect upon my life.

My dearest goal is to be able to dance as a Traditional Women’s Dancer at Pow Wows again like I used to in my teens. That would require greater stamina for all weekend dancing, but also a bigger investment into the creative expression of creating a dance outfit. I remember fondly as a teen really going out and being able to dance with all the other people in a wonderous community. I have even greater memory of when I first created my own dance outfit by myself including doing most of the beadwork. I selected blue satin and fire color ribbons for a ribbon shirt and skirt. I also created fire color beadwork to go with the ensemble. I felt like I really belonged in the native circle. At times when I go to the pow wows now and I sit on the bench watching everybody out on the pow wow floor having a good time that I long for the days when I was physically able to dance out there too.

My biggest dream is to dance a very specific dance called the Two Step which is a couple’s dance at Pow Wows that I wanted to dance with my true love, my boyfriend Bill. I titled my memoir Two Step because I feel like my life has been a dance towards true love.

Buffy

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Comments on: "My True Motivation for My Weight Loss Goals" (3)

  1. Sue Gelber said:

    I am very touched by your sharing tonight, Buffy. Did you keep your outfit? I have faith that you will achieve these dreams, for you and with Bill.

    • Hi Sue,

      No I don’t have my outfit that I made in my twenties. I would probably not fit into it even if I did have it. I have a friend who was kind to make me a ribbon shirt in blue with purple ribbons that I want to build a new outfit around. Thank you for reading my blog entry and wishing me well with Bill.

      Warm regards,
      Buffy

  2. lucewriter said:

    good luck to you! I love the description of the dance outfit.

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