What is Your WHY?

As we near the end of January, how are your New Year’s Resolutions doing?  The gyms were packed with motivated people at the beginning of the year.  Next month, half of those people will stop going. 

Where are you?  Are you still motivated?  Or have you already given up?  Why do people quit?  What happens to their motivation? 

Well, the big question is, “What is your WHY?”  Why do you want to lose weight?  Why do you want to get healthy?  And how motivated are you to reach those goals? 

Some people have a specific WHY. 

“I need to lose 10 lbs, because I’m going to be in a wedding in the spring.” 

“I need to lose weight for my 20-year reunion.” 

“My doctor told me I need to lose weight because I have a heart condition or diabetes.” 

If you don’t have a specific WHY, you need to find one!  Otherwise, you will eventually lose interest and motivation. 

My job is to help you find your WHY and motivate you to get you there.  

One of the things I’ve done is set up a new website that allows us to work together virtually.  Once you sign up, we start with a questionnaire, so we get a better idea of where your health is at and what your goals are.  Then we set up daily workouts as well as diet and menu options. 

Inside the online program, you’ll get healthy cookbooks, PowerPoint Presentations on various health topics, and regular motivation.  If you have questions, you’ll get them answered.  I want to educate you, so you understand the workouts and food choices.  The more you know, the more interested you may become.  Knowledge is power.  Knowledge is motivational. 

Let’s start with some simple things you should do to stay motivated. 

First, get a notebook.  The more you track what you’re doing, the better results you’ll get.  You should write down as much as possible.  Write down when you wake up and when you go to bed.  Write down how you feel throughout the day.  Write down what you eat and what time.  Write down how you feel after you eat.  Are you full?  Tired?  Do you get an upset stomach?  Bloated?  These things are good to know. 

Secondly, set aside thirty minutes per day to do some type of exercise.  You can walk your dog.  You can go for a jog or a bike ride.  You can go to the gym.  Walk or run on the treadmill.  Swim.  Jump rope.  If you go to the gym, run through the machines in a circuit.  If you workout at home, spend a little money to set up a home gym.  Get some dumbbells.  Get a Bosu Ball.  Get some bands. 

I recommend everyone buy a few pieces of equipment for the house.  My workouts use different pieces of equipment that everyone can have at home.  If you’re bored with the basic gym workout, I try to make my workouts unique and unconventional.  That’s another way to stay motivated.  Boring workouts are one of the best ways to lose interest and motivation. 

So, if you’re losing your motivation and if you don’t have a WHY then let’s get you back on track!  There is absolutely no reason why you can’t get healthy, lose weight, gain muscle, and be excited about it. 

Try out my coaching program for three days free and let me know what you think.  Looking forward to working with you!

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