What is Your Why?

The average person who walks in our door comes to get healthier.  Most people don’t typically search for a gym because they have it all figured out already.  They usually want to lose weight and tone up.  That is exactly where I was 10 years ago when I began.  I had just had a baby and wanted that last bit of weight off. That was my why.

Most of you are probably like me.  Maybe you want to lose weight, get into shape, feel stronger, or run a 5k.  Something like this is your why.  It is what got you googling or clicking a link somewhere.  It is what made you say yes when a friend or spouse invited you to come work out. 

Have you thought about what would happen if you achieved your why?  What does losing 10, 20 or 50lbs really mean?  Does it give you the confidence to wear that dress that has been hanging in your closet?  Does it mean you can begin participating in activities with your family again?  Maybe it means that you can stop taking blood pressure medicine or insulin.  Maybe it means your not embarrassed to be naked in front of your partner (yep I went there). :)

We often hear very similar whys over and over again.   We are familiar with the suitcase of issues you may have been lugging around.  We are familiar with the freedom, confidence, or activities that getting in shape will bring back to your life.  

If you are like me, you know what you want, “your why.”  I could even envision what it looked like if I  accomplished it.  What I was missing, was someone believing I could do it.

If fitness only took acknowledging our why and envisioning our future, we would all have achieved our goals.  There is still a missing piece.  Someone believing you can.

I believe in you.  I want to see you succeed.