What do you want?

That may have sounded snide or rude, but I certainly didn’t mean for it to be rude.

What I mean is…have you thought about it lately? What do you want? What are your goals? Why do you want to be healthy? Thinking about your WHY is very helpful in keeping your motivation. Making that your North Star can help you when you stray. When you don’t feel like working out. Or when you don’t feel like eating a healthier lunch.

So think about it for a minute.

Why do you want to be healthy and fit?

My hubby and me in Ireland

Is it to set a good example for your kids?
Is it so you can be around to see your grandkids grow up?
Maybe you just want to feel better?
Or perhaps you want to fit back in those old jeans?

Now that your reason. Write it down. Put it everywhere. Your bathroom mirror, your smart phone, your screen saver. Tell your significant other, your coworkers. The more people you tell and the more places you put it, the more likely it is that you’ll stay focused more often. Tell yourself every day why you want this. You may just find yourself making more and more decisions in line with that.

For me, my reason for wanting to be healthy is because I want to be able to enjoy my family and my friends and to continue to be able to travel and enjoy myself. I want to look and feel good and not having any physical or health problem stand in my way. That’s what keeps me going when I don’t feel like it. Now that the habit of working out and eating well is engrained in my life, I really do enjoy it and look forward to it. But some days, I still don’t wanna…for some reason. And that’s when I revisit my WHY.

So tell me, why do YOU want to be healthy and fit?  Share below, please!

Some of my whys:

With my hubby and his parents, enjoying the NC State Fair

My mom and me celebrating New Year Eve

Team Penguin! Wonderful friends, Amy, Troy, My hubby & me about to run a fun 5k

Besties: Christina and Kathy and me, celebrating a great friend's birthday

My wonderful hubby, me, and our baby enjoying the beach in fall

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  1. #1 by coachcrystalspadawan on March 25, 2012 - 11:20 pm

    I want to be able to play basketball when he is 17 (he is two now) like my Dad did with me…and beat him every now and again…

  2. #2 by Miguel on March 26, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    When I’m old and gray I would like to still be mobile. I would like to remain self dependent as the years tick upward. Oh yeah; I want to feel comfortable at the beach with my shirt off!

  3. #3 by Stephanie Fox Williams on March 26, 2012 - 4:55 pm

    I want to be able to enjoy the time I have left on this Earth rather than having to take pain meds that make me feel even worse, which leads to me being even less mobile. More time to enjoy with my beautiful only child, Amy. I want to be more healthy and lose weight so I can go to the places I’ve always wanted to go, and back to the places I’ve always loved, with the people I love the most.

  4. #4 by Olivier on January 6, 2016 - 1:29 am

    Having your “why” is so critical. It’s amazing how many peeps, when asked what drives them in the gym, sort of shrug their shoulders and murmur, “Cause.”

    Having a powerful “why” will help you stick to the program long after that first jolt of motivation has passed you by.

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