WHAT’S YOUR WHY -Part 1. (Extremely important post so please read it 🤓)
If you have a goal like “I want to tone up” in 2018 — that is super vague and literally does not mean anything. What does “toning up” mean to you? How will you know when you get there? Why do you even want to do that? A vague aspiration like this will not keep you motivated and you are going to fall off the fitness bandwagon after the first few weeks of the year.
If you want to actually stick to your goals and stay motivated in the new year you need to know your “why”—your deep, EMOTIONAL reason for making a change and commitment to yourself about your health..
**My “WHY” ** — why I decided to stop messing around and invest my health:
I hated feeling insecure and self conscious about my body ALL. THE. DAMN. TIME.
- I hated changing clothes 10 million times before an event, trying to find something that didn’t feel “fat” in.
- I hated that I couldn’t look at pictures of myself without thinking how big my legs looked.
- I hated that I had bought all these cute crop tops & sports bras and just stuffed them away in my closet for “one day when I’m skinnier and can wear them.”
- I hated the anxiety I felt for weeks leading up to events that involved wearing a bikini.
- I hated that I couldn’t fully enjoy nights out with my friends because all I could think of was how my legs looked in the skirt I was wearing or constantly tugging at my sweater.
Most of all, I hated that no matter how much I tried to restrict my diet, or how much HIIT intervals I did on the treadmill, I literally still had not changed my body in any way and still constantly hated the way I looked. This was extremely un-motivating and frustrating.
Anyway, I got sick of my own shit and was ready to stop hating the way I looked and felt all the time. That is why I personally made the decision to invest in a coach and learn how to workout and eat for my goals most effectively. Financial investment = mental commitment.
So, what’s YOUR why? It’s probably gonna be kind of personal. Maybe it's to be a role model for your kids, or to prevent a family disease. If you want to share, let me know ;)