I recently had a conversation with a friend who is struggling to lose weight. She is having a hard time staying motivated, making time to plan out meals so she’s eating a lot of meals out, and exercising because currently 5 minutes is very hard for her.
So what was my first assignment for her? Find your why.
When I say that I mean more than wanting to fit into smaller clothes or lose the mom belly. Those are great reasons to START a program, but not to stick with it. Your why will get you to where you want to be, it will stop you from hitting snooze in the morning and from eating that donut. You will visualize and revisit your why over and over.
Let me tell you mine. I have two actually. The first is that my husband isn’t very healthy. He tends to eat badly and rarely works out. One of us needs to be an example for our boys. Childhood obesity is on the rise and I want my kids to know what a good food choice is and what isn’t. I also involve them in my workouts which they LOVE to do.
My second why is I am a b–ch when I don’t feel good about myself. I take it out on everyone around me. Including my husband. I refuse to allow my children to grow up in an unhappy household. I want to be 100% present for my kids and my husband.
Those are my whys, why I get up at 5am to workout. Why I stick with carb cycling. Why I keep changing up my routine to challenge myself. Those are my whys, what’s yours?