What’s your why?
Have you been asked that? “What’s your why?” Why are you trying to get/stay healthy and fit? What’s your motivation?
I was always trying to get skinny. I wanted to have that body society says we should have. Yes I needed to lose weight to be healthier but that wasn’t why I was doing it. And more often than not, I wasn’t enjoying the process or getting good results.
When I started using the Beachbody programs and products they talked about finding your why. So I dug down deep and I found it. I’m doing this because I need to be strong and to set a good example for my girls.
I don’t want my girls to grow up with the weight problems I had. I want them to be healthy. I don’t want them to get picked on or to miss out on things because of their weight. I remember many times missing out on something because of my weight or my knee problems (or using them as an excuse). It’s not about them being skinny, it’s about them being healthy and happy.
I want, no need, to be strong both physically and mentally. With my own battles with mental illnesses and my daughter’s I need to be at my best to fight our demons. In October 2016, I drove across several states with just my daughter to take her to an Intensive Anxiety/OCD Treatment program at Mayo Clinic (you can read about that here). If I’d have had to do that in the past I couldn’t have. I wasn’t strong enough. I was worried about how we’d both handle it but we did better than I thought we could. I know if I wasn’t feeling at my best things would have been a whole lot harder on us.
I’ve got a strong why now and now I enjoy the process of being healthy (most of the time!) and I get results!
What’s your WHY? Comment below and tell me! I’d love to hear from you!