I am beyond excited to be starting a health and fitness blog! Not sure where to begin with such a vast topic, so I will say let’s start with why…why is health and fitness important to you? That is the question we all need to answer for ourselves, because “why” is much more important than “how”. If you do not have a compelling reason why you want to be healthy that you think about right before you go to bed at night, and right when you wake up in the morning which motivates you, no program, diet, or exercise routine will ultimately stick and make a difference.
For me it is an easy answer, I choose to pursue health and fitness to be an outstanding example to my family, friends, and co-workers as to what is possible if we commit ourselves to wellbeing. I choose health and fitness because it makes me feel good, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Last but not least, I choose the pursuit of health and fitness to lead the way for my son, and be able to partake in any activities he may choose growing up…He is currently 1 year old and I don’t want to miss a moment.
Word of advice on the topic, make your reason why a positive, something that motivates you. If your reason why to be healthy is a negative or feels like an obligation, it is less likely to make you feel good about what you are doing. Take away for today:
- Decide for yourself why you want to be healthy, and make the reason “why” exciting!
- Think about strategies to remind yourself on a daily basis why you made this choice to be healthy, let it guide your actions.
- Start putting your reason “why” into action…don’t wait! You will be surprised to learn as you go that once you have your reason why you want to be healthy and fit, “how” you get there will fall into place.