Everyone starts something new for a reason. Starting your fitness journey is no different, in fact it is vital to understand your “why” when you decide to take the first steps to becoming a healthier you. What do I mean by understanding your “why”? While on your fitness journey, you are guaranteed to run into a number of different challenges that will make your journey difficult. When you come across these challenges, it is important to remember your “why”. Your “why” is the reason you want to make this commitment to yourself; the commitment to bettering yourself and reaching your goals. There are a wide range of reasons that people want to make this lifestyle change, but the best part about your “why” is that there is no right or wrong answer.
MY “WHY”: Through high school, I would go through stages where I would occasionally go to the gym, but I was never able to make it a consistent routine. I was never able to make it a consistent routine because whenever I didn’t have the motivation to go I would never make myself go. This changed when I found my “why”. Whenever I would dread going to the gym, I would think of the reason I want to reach my fitness goals and will myself to get to the gym. My “why” at that time period was to change my image. At that point in my life I was playing sports and unfortunately, being held back by my lack of strength and athleticism. I made the commitment to myself to do whatever I can to change that, and began going to the gym with my cousin everyday at 3am. I have made a lot of progress since then, but have not lost my “why”. Your “why” evolves as you continue to improve yourself. For example, I have recently got my tonsils out and unfortunately lost 25lbs during my recovery because of my inability to eat because it hurt so bad (don’t suggest getting your tonsils out). As of late, my “why” has been to get back to where I was before the surgery.
With that being said, I want to hear what your “why” is. Why did you start your fitness journey? Let me know in the comments below!