Finding Your Why
Finding your WHY
Fitness is a long and often boring journey, but it is the most rewarding and important work you will do. Taking care of the one body, the one vessel you have to carry you through this ride of a lifetime, should be your highest priority. After all, you only get one, and there are no returns or upgrades. You have to respect, understand, and care for it. I can tell you all this, I can present the benefits and how amazing life is once you master it, but nobody can want this more than you.
You have to want this and for the right reasons. It must go deeper than, "I want to lose X pounds", or "I want to get in shape". WHY do you want this? WHY is it important to you? WHY. WHY. WHY. Dig DEEPER--get EMOTIONAL. What is life going to look like when you walk this road? It won’t be easy and you’ll need to remind yourself, almost daily, why you started this in the first place. There are days, often many, that I don’t want to exercise or really do anything. Too busy, too tired, I’m sore. I want to fuck off as much as the next guy. It’s a misconception that trainers are fitness robots. Maybe some are, but I’m human and have my days. I have to remind myself that the person I want to be; someone who sticks to their word, is disciplined, and has the work ethic to get it done. Not today little bitch brain.
The momentum and practice of getting out of your own way is something I want you to carry around daily. It's felt internally. It’s a quick notch of confidence and you’ll hold your head a little higher.
If you can’t trust and commit to yourself, what else are you falling short in?
After all, it isn’t about the results. You’ll find it’s not about the body or the pounds. It’s about the person you become in the process. The character and discipline one develops walking this road is far greater then a six pack. And when you do reach your goal, whatever that is, you’ll realize it wasn’t what you were seeking in the first place, but that’s for another day.