Why Are You Exercising?
The Answer to this question determines your success…
Sometimes the simplest questions reveal the most powerful answers.
For lasting success you need to understand your “Big Why.” Why are you exercising? What’s your motivation?
There are a wide variety of reasons why you may want to start exercising or exercise more often. For me, I wanted to avoid a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s. It’s a HUGE motivation for me.
Maybe you’re just sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Perhaps you are fed up with buying larger clothing than you want to.
It could be that you are frustrated with not having enough energy to play with your children or grandchildren.
Maybe you simply want to live long enough to travel the world and have hundreds of adventures.
The hundreds, if not thousands, of conscious and subconscious decisions you make each and every day all originate from some source of motivation. What is the one big motivation that leads you to exercise?
Give Yourself Time to Figure it Out
Find a calm, quiet environment away from others and spend some time really being honest about your answer to that question. Don’t settle for simple answers. “To lose weight” is not a “Big Why”. “To lose weight so I look better in a swimsuit than I ever have in my entire life, and members of the opposite sex begin to notice me again” is a true “Big Why.” But is it enough?
Your “Why” will help you stay motivated when the going gets tough. There will be days, perhaps many of them, when you don’t feel like exercising. Knowing WHY you’re exercising is one way to get motivated. (It also helps if your exercise is kinda fun. It really shouldn’t suck.)
If you need a little help finding your motivation, or keeping it, schedule a free discovery call. We can figure it out together and put you on the path to making healthy habits that stick.