What’s Your Why?
This article is about motivation. Ask yourself: Why are you exercising? Is it to lose weight, get leaner, stronger, or faster?
Knowing WHY you work out is a big step to being successful. It isn’t enough to just want to lose weight. Tell me why you want to lose weight.
Is it because you want to feel happy, because you want to live longer or because you want to set a good example for your kids. If you are only exercising to lose weight, you are going to lose interest quickly. This is why so many people are unsuccessful in their training efforts. They forget their why, and focus only on the number.
As we’ve talked about before the number on the scale doesn’t always change. If you are focused on your WHY then that won’t matter so much. You’ll be able to see all the other amazing changes in your body.
For me, my why is because exercise makes me happy. The days I don’t workout are the days i lack energy, feel down and uninterested. I need that burst of endorphins every day to feel alive. I may also want to lose a couple of kilos, be strong enough to do a handstand push-up or run 10km these goals keep me focused in my training, but my why is what makes me get up every day head to the gym and get it done.
Tell me in the comments below – What’s your why?