Six Strategies to Lifelong Fitness

This is the first of six steps to lifelong fitness that trainer John Holley put together for you. We'll share one step a week so it's simpler for you to build on each one! Today: Find Your Why

The truth is, you know what to do. You know you should eat better, exercise more consistently, go to sleep earlier and hug your kids more. So why don’t you? The fact is, unless you have a clear and compelling (emotion stirring) reason to do something, you probably won’t do it or your efforts will be inconsistent.

Your why directs your efforts toward the goals you set. However, if you have a goal to lose weight or go to sleep before Jimmy Fallon so you can get up early and exercise, but don’t have a strong enough why…the what’s not gonna happen.

So, it is better to ask yourself why when you set your wellness goals:

Why do I want to lose weight?

Why do I want to eat healthy?

Why do I want to eat breakfast?

Why do I want to get up early and exercise?

When you dig deep and write out the specific reasons for your goals and desires, you will know why, or maybe, you will discover why not. The point is, when you pair a compelling why with what you want to do, your chance for success dramatically rises.

Check in next week for Step 2: Begin With The End In Mind! For now, keep following us here and on social media at @LEANNashville on Instagram and Twitter, and like us on Facebook!