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!
Time for some honesty
As I’ve shared previously, I’ve been on a healthy living journey for about 18 months now. It’s not always easy and I fall off the wagon just like anyone else. I’m only human after all.
I’ve been going through the motions for a few weeks, probably months now. Things have been rough at home. My husband has been working late most nights. G’s OCD has come back just about as bad as before we went to Mayo Clinic (you can read about that here if you are interested). Thankfully, now we have the tools to get her back on track but doing all those exposures is exhausting for her and me. This leaves me open to falling back into my anxiety and depression, which leads to my bad habits.
I’ve let it get the better of me. While I’ve been getting in my workouts they’ve been half-assed and my eating has been WAY off track. I’ve resorted to comfort food way too many times. I don’t know why I believe the peanut butter when it tells me it will make everything better. What? I’m the only one who can hear the peanut butter? I can tell that I’ve slacked, both on the scale and in how I feel.
New day, new attitude
But that ends today!! I pushed hard in my Hammer & Chisel workout this morning (notice all that sweat on my shirt?) and I got my Portion Fix containers back out. No more half- assed workouts and no more “eyeballing” portions or resorting to comfort food! Yes, I’m having issues in my home life but that should be a REASON to work out and eat right, not an EXCUSE! I need to be strong to help my little girl and myself!
Why am I sharing this?
– For accountability! Yes, I’m a coach but that doesn’t mean I don’t need help.
– Because I’m human! I fall off the wagon too.
– To show you that you can start or start over too, at any time!
You don’t need a New Year or month or whatever. Just a new day! What have you been putting off? Start now!
Want to join with me? Contact me today and we can do this together!