I challenge you to ask yourself why you want to be healthy and fit. Sure, we all want to look better, but perhaps there is a deeper reason? I’m going to refer to this deeper reason as your “why.” It’s worth taking the time to discover your why. Without a strong why we tend to give up when the going gets tough. What keeps you from grabbing that bag of chips after a long day at work? Your why can if it’s strong enough.
My why is my family.
I have other powerful reasons too. I love the way I feel when I’m fit and healthy. I love to do jiu-jitsu and need to be fit and healthy to do so. I want to be a good example for our Warriors (that’s what we call our clients). All those reasons are great but those are mine.
Here are some examples of whys I’ve seen from some of my more successful clients.
- To be there for their kids – Parents want to be healthy so they can be around for their kids. They also want to set a good example for their children.
- To truly live life – As sad as it is, many people are just going through the motions. TO truly live life how it’s meant to be lived, you’ll want to be fit and healthy. This way you can be fully engaged with life and all its ups and downs. You’ll not only be in the game but you’ll be winning.
- To avoid pain – We are either running towards pleasure or away from pain. Perhaps a medical scare is motivating you to get healthier and/or lose weight. Many of our clients have completely transformed themselves as a result of a medical scare.
*This is an excerpt from Chapter 3: Motivation and Above All, Consistency from my book, Lose Weight & Feel Great.
Billy Hofacker – Owner & Transformation Coach at Total Body Boot Camp – BS, CSCS