As a kid I am sure I drove my parents c r a z y asking all of the ‘why’ questions. ‘Why is the sky blue?’ / ‘Why do we call an orange an orange and not an apple a green?’ / ‘Why is there cancer?’ Obnoxious. Right. #sorrymom
I have always had such an intense curiosity to understand the WHY behind why people do things. That is why I am so open here about my WHY. I think the WHY is the most important thing in life. See… you could have a specific goal in mind - let’s say you want to lose weight - that is great but why? You could cut off your leg tomorrow and all of a sudden you are down 26-45 lbs (and yes - I just googled ‘how much does a leg weigh’). Boom. Goal achieved - you lost weight and you didn’t have to go to a single workout or eat a leaf of spinach.
But that’s not what you are looking for. So, WHY do you want to lose weight? Is it so that you feel better in your skin/clothes? So that you have more confidence? To increase your energy levels? To have more fun playing with your kids? To do the things that you love to do (like hiking, or biking, or boating) and ENJOY them?
In my experience, those are the reasons WHY people are looking to lose weight. And to me, those reasons are much more compelling to stay the course than anything else.
My WHY is pictured here - I want to be able to carry my 50lb 4almost5yearold out of the jungle when he 'runs out of batteries.' I want to have the confidence to pursue adventure and fun in my life. I want to have all of the energy to do the things I love to do and e n j o y them. I want to live my life without any limitations. I want to be a good example for my children. I want to make a difference in the world.
So tell me, friend, what is your WHY? If you are in a health and fitness program now, what keeps you going, WHY are you doing it? If you are not on the train now, what is going to be that motivator to get you going?