"Why can’t I just get this done? Why can’t I finish anything I start? Why can’t I reach the goals I create?”
We’ve all been there… Trying a diet and quitting a week in, starting a new fitness challenge and stopping half way, setting unrealistic expectations and never meeting them. So how do we avoid this? How do we actually do the things we set out to do? Well you CAN, and you WILL!
The answer: FIND YOUR WHY!
I know that sounds cliché, but it’s beyond true. Your why is the motivation behind your action. Your why is what drives you to achieve and succeed. It helps you persevere and stay focused when things get hard. It is what leads you to fulfillment in your work and life, puts a purpose behind all that you do, and adds meaning to things you’re looking to accomplish. You are more likely to get active if having the ability and energy to run around with your children/grandchildren is on your mind. Making healthier dinners will mean more to you if your family’s health is your why. Losing that weight may be more important to you if your own energy and functionality is motivating you. Or maybe you’re just tired of feeling bad, and your why is to simply feel good! These are just examples, but your why should be unique and important to you.
My why has many levels. First, I feel called to serve and walk alongside others on their journey to becoming the best version of themselves. This is my greatest passion. I cannot accomplish this even in the slightest if I don’t take care of myself first. In order to help others feel their best, I have to lead by example and feel my best. This is far easier said than done. Being a Certified Health Coach does not mean I never fail. I am far from perfect here, but remembering my calling (part of my why) drives me to achieving my goals. Second, I really want to feel healthy, confident, and energetic not only for myself, but for my husband and my future family. I don’t have kids yet, but I would sure like for my future kids to be able to say their mom is healthy, driven, involved, and present.
So what is your why? When you decide to join us, this is something we figure out in the beginning and revisit often. But in the meantime, ask yourself these questions:
What is it that you want to accomplish?
What is at stake here?
What are your personal motivators?
Why is this so important to you?
What often gets in your way?
Which of your motivators could move you past these obstacles?
When you start to narrow your list of motivators down to the thing(s) that really resonates with you, that’s your why. Scribble it down. Keep it somewhere you can see it. Set an alert on your phone that pops up every now and then and reminds you why you want what you want. This is an incredible tool and we can’t wait to explore it with you.
There are additional steps to take after knowing your why and more helpful tools/resources to use that help you make lasting changes. If you have any questions or want to know more about this, reach out and let’s chat! Have a fantastic week friends!