Healthy Habits

So tell me, Why health and fitness?

Everyone has a ‘Why’. Your Why is the purpose, cause, or belief that inspires you to keep on stepping and moving forward toward a specific goal or outcome.

Knowing your Why gives you a filter to make choices that align with your goals…

  • At work
  • At home
  • In the kitchen
  • In conversation
  • In thought

You’re responsible for the choices you make all throughout your day…

So by keeping your Why on top of mind…

We can think twice before choosing. And when you make the choices that move you toward your goal on a daily basis you’ll stay motivated and inspired to keep rolling.

It’s like a never-ending cycle of positive growth.

Think…

WHY —> ACTION —> MOTIVATION —> INSPIRATION —> REPEAT

WHY determined by what you want to accomplish

ACTION fueled and filtered by your Why

MOTIVATION fueled by your action

INSPIRATION fueled by confidence and self-reliance built solely through continuous action

REPEAT to keep your growth going

With this process in mind, you can see that figuring out your why is the very first step to achieving any goal, especially when it comes to health and fitness.

Getting to Know Your Why

What do I really want?

Why is this so important to me?

What emotions are driving my Why?

What don’t I want?

What does the end of the movie look like?

Visualization Exercise

Visualize a sketchy, wooden rope bridge so long you can barely see the land on the other side. Your goals are over on that land waiting for you with smiles and open arms.

Now, imagine in your mind’s eye your Why holding your hand the entire time as you cross the bridge. Anytime you may get off balance or step your foot through a wood panel, your Why is always strong enough to hold you up and you keep going.

Step by step, day by day, you get closer to your goals.

And one day you get across and reach the other side.

You look to your Why and give it a tight hug. You made it.

Using Your Why to Get Back on Track

When you’re not feeling particularly motivated to take action, think hard about your Why. The more detail the better.

Do it anyway, even if you “don’t feel like it.” Ya gotta cross that bridge my friend, don’t stop now!

Wrapping Up

Thinking about starting your healthy and fit lifestyle? Clearly define WHY you want to be healthy and fit and keep this on top of mind as you go throughout your journey.

Action Items:

  • Figure out WHY health and fitness?
  • Write out your Why and read it every morning and night.

x Corie

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