When it comes to fitness, it's easy to get caught up in the latest workout trends or the pressure to look a certain way. But often, these external motivators aren't enough to sustain our fitness journey in the long-term. That's where "finding your why" comes in.
Your "why" is the underlying reason why you want to achieve a certain goal, whether it's related to fitness or anything else in life. It's the deeper purpose that drives you to keep going, even when things get tough. When you can tap into your "why," it becomes much easier to stay motivated and on track.
So, how do you find your why when it comes to fitness? Here are a few tips:
Reflect on your values: Think about what matters most to you in life. Is it being able to keep up with your kids or grandkids? Is it feeling confident in your own skin? Is it being able to live an active and healthy life for as long as possible? By connecting your fitness goals to your values, you'll be more likely to stay motivated.
Consider your past experiences: Think about a time in your life when you felt your best physically. What did you do to achieve that feeling? Was it a certain type of exercise or activity? By identifying the things that have worked for you in the past, you can create a plan that feels doable and sustainable.
Set specific, measurable goals: Setting specific, measurable goals can help you stay focused on your why. For example, instead of just wanting to "lose weight," set a goal to lose a certain number of pounds in a specific timeframe. Then, create a plan to make that happen.
Remind yourself regularly: Keep your why front and center by writing it down and placing it somewhere you'll see it regularly. You can also share your why with a friend or family member for additional accountability and support.
Ultimately, finding your why is about connecting your fitness goals to something deeper and more meaningful to you. When you can tap into that deeper purpose, you'll be more likely to stay motivated and achieve your goals.
Coach Kiki McClellan