There has to be a WHY behind your what.
This applies to all aspects of life, not just working out. Defining WHY you are doing something, gives the WHAT a purpose, therefore creating a DRIVE.
So when it comes to working out and living a healthy lifestyle, what is your WHY? Do you set the alarm an hour early every morning, go to the gym and get your workout in so you can set a good example for your kids? Do you carve out an hour after work each evening to go for a run or lift weights because it helps relieve stress?
Do this. Grab a piece of paper and write down your goals. Start with your goals for this week. Then write down your Why. Next, write down your goals for the month. Then write down your Why. Take this piece of paper and put it somewhere you will see it every day.
For me, my “Why” I workout looks like something like this:
- To feel strong and capable
- To relieve stress
- To develop self discipline
- To be a strong mother for my children (one day)
- To feel beautiful and confident in my own skin
Whenever you get tired and you want to skip that workout or you’re having a hard time getting motivated in the morning or after work to show up to the gym, read to yourself your Why.
And remember, the toughest part is just showing up and getting going. Once your there and in it, you’ve already done the hard part.
Like they say…
“Exercise in the Morning, before your brain figures out what you’re doing.”