Our why is always changing. Whether it’s working out, dieting, or anything in between, our reasons for continuing are going to change.
I’m sure you’ve heard the quote “remember why you started”, but I don’t think that’s quite enough.
When I started working out, it was solely for superficial reasons. I was a scrawny kid and I just wanted to be bigger. Honestly, there was no deeper meaning to it. My “why” was simply that I was tired of being small.
As time went on, the gym became my therapy. Now, while I still workout because I want to look good, my “why” is that going to the gym relieves stress and improves my mood. I go to the gym not only for my physical health, but my mental health as well.
Your “why” today might be completely different than when you started, and it’s important to identify it.
Maybe you were on a weight loss journey because of doctor’s orders at first. But you’re now a Mom and you want to be able to keep up with your kids. Your why used to be your health, and while that’s still important, your why is now your children.
When you know your why, the “how” becomes easier. If you’re able to identify why your weight loss is important, you’ll have the motivation to keep moving forward.
One of the quickest ways to lose your motivation is to lose sight of why this is important to you. If you’re trying to lose weight just because you feel like you’re supposed to, you’re going to lack the motivation to get real results.