I’m pretty sure I wrote this before, but it bears repeating. The VERY first thing I ask anyone interested in starting any health journey is “why.” Why do you want to lose weight? Sure, looking great in your clothes and fitting into those jean from high school is nice, but that won’t keep you on track. Cupcakes and alcohol are way too good.
Most people know my story (and if you don’t you can check it out in about me section), but my why is making sure I am taking care of me so that I can have more energy and patience for my family. I have 2 toddlers, I also work full time as a scientist. I know that when I indulge too much and don’t exercise I am just a nasty person and my family gets the brunt of it. I feel tired, bloated, sluggish and screaming toddlers make me lose my sh*t.
What also keeps me motivated is having other people help keep me accountable or incentives. This week I have a private facebook group going. We are all going to post every day something we are doing to stay healthy, whether that be a workout or a healthy meal. At the end of the week I am raffling off a prize to a randomly selected winner. The only rule to be entered into the raffle is to post something in our group daily. If you need some extra accountability and want to meet some like minded people, I would be happy to add you too 🙂
I urge you this week to sit down with yourself, grab a piece of paper, a journal, a napkin, anything and be honest with yourself. Why do you need to stay on track this week? Maybe there is a history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes in your family and you need to lose weight to stay healthy, maybe you need some extra patience for your kids, maybe you have a stressful week coming up and a few good sweat sessions will help make you feel better. Endorphins are a powerful thing.
Let me know your why in the comments below. I believe in you.