What's Your Why?

How to Find Your “Why” on Those Really (Really) Tough Days

Ever get bored with your healthy eating habits? What about feeling a little bit lazy and just wanting to skip that workout? Sound familiar?

Every day you have to make hundreds of choices that affect your health. Some of them are easy, no-brainer-types of decisions that barely require any thought like “Should I wear my seat belt?” or “Should I wash my hands?” But most of the choices we face engage way too many parts of our brain. And the next thing you know, you have this epic battle going on in your head. It’s happy hour at the restaurant on your way home from work… should you get the half-price mozzarella sticks? What if you split it with a friend? You had grilled fish and veggies for lunch while everybody else had burgers and fries, so you deserve it, right? After all you did your workout this morning!

Too many choices, too many decisions. It is exhausting and some days the half-price appetizer wins. Quite often my body is on board with Fit3, but my brain will lead me to follow the smell of French fries.

Your body loves you for what you are doing with Fit3. Your brain – not so much. It’s going to fight you every step of the way and try to convince you to take the easy way out. I already said it once, but you need to remember that making the healthy choice is sometimes EXHAUSTING! 

The “Who, What, Where, and When” of your Fit3 journey are pretty obvious and self-explanatory. The “Why” is the million-dollar question that only you can answer. It’s the variable that will keep you motivated and get you back on track when the world (and your body) are trying really, really hard to distract you. Do you remember your “Why?” Why did you want to be a part of Fit3? Why did you want to improve your health? Why did you want to lose weight?  Why did you want to start exercising? 

Sure, your “Why” was about wanting to be healthier, but that is still pretty superficial! If you want to stay motivated, you need to remember the root of your motivation. For many of you, what you wanted from this program was to feel better about yourself. If you’re having trouble remembering your “Why” or if you haven’t completed our worksheet yet, check it out now.

Every day as you come face-to-face with the tough decisions, you need to ask yourself if your choice will make you feel better about yourself. Will I feel reward or will I feel regret? Nobody can answer that for you. 

One of my favorite quotes is “Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.” Loving yourself and taking care of yourself is not selfish. So, how will you show yourself some love today? Start with your Fit3 shake and see where that takes you!