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What is your Why?

June 7, 2011 –

At the beginning, we all have a “Why”. Rarely is there a time when someone says, “Hmm, I think I am going to start this really hard workout program just because.” We all need a meaningful “Why” to drive us.

If you watch my 1 Year Transformation Journey, I reached for P90X to give me some of my life back. To help me come back to center mentally and emotionally. And while my pants getting awfully tight told me I needed to get myself back in shape physically, I was not in a healthy place in any aspect of my life. My expectations were not super high, but I was somewhat desperate. And even though I was skeptical, I liked the fact that it was complete program: nutrition, workouts, and supplements. And then I committed to it with everything I had.

But what makes us commit? What makes us stick with it? What drags us out of bed on mornings where we didn’t get much sleep that night? What makes us push for that last rep? What makes out mind push our body further than we thought it could go? What makes us stick to the nutrition plan, despite being at that birthday party or out with clients at a fancy dinner? It all comes back to a strong “Why”.

As we stick with the programs and 90 days becomes a lifestyle, our “Whys” may evolve. While you may have initially wanted to get fit and healthy so you can roll around with your kids and be a good role model, you may want to now take things to the next level. This is what has been so fun for me. Laying the foundation is the hard part. The rest is fun! I have a competitive spirit and I like to see how far I can take my health and fitness. I have taken my nutrition to a new level.I have taken my fitness to a new level. It is part of my life now. It is just like eating or sleeping.

In that first 90 days, many times your “why” is a destination. I want to be “here” after 90 days. Since I have been doing this for 18 months, my “why” is now a journey and it evolves and changes. I started coaching as an evolution of my “why”. I wanted to give back. I wanted to help others. I wanted to see others succeed.

So whether you are starting your first program or whether you are a seasoned veteran, always have your “why” written down. And with a strong “why”, NOTHING can get in your way of your goals.

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