This is the most important question you can ask yourself when it comes to why you do something?
Are you forced to do it?
Does your life depend on it?
Do you enjoy doing it?
You could use these questions for almost anything we do in our day to day lives. But the focus should be on the first word of this blog’s title: WHY.
Have you ever read the book, Start With Why by Simon Sinek? If you don’t wanna read the entire thing (shame on you), then just check out this video.
In this AMAZING book, Simon discusses the WHY. It’s not about what you do or how you go about doing it..it’s about why you do it in the first place.
When it comes to training hard and eating right, I think a lot of people have it all wrong. They think both of these things will allow them to look or feel a certain way.
Which they very well might! Doing these things consistently over time will allow you to drop some unwanted fat and move better.
But when some will go to the extremes to accomplish this, how do they actually feel?
They may look like they’ve trimmed down but they are sick more than they used to be. They have nagging injuries. They get burnt out due to the constant go go go of their training and eating regimen. They stop seeing the consistent results so they go back to the same old habits as before.
This doesn’t sound like the epitome of health to me!
Let me tell you my little training story in fast forward:
- I started training the year before high school so I could jump higher and run faster.
- During and post-high school, I trained so I could get a huge chest and biceps for the ladies.
- After college, I trained to look good for the ladies.
- During grad school, I trained to be faster and more powerful than the high school athletes I trained=confidence boost
- Post-having kids, I train to not feel like I have a beat up body that’s been through 18 years of strength training.
So you see that your WHY may change when it comes to training.
Mine has changed numerous times since I started a long time ago, but buried deep down, it has always been about one thing:
BEING THE BEST ME I CAN BE
Whether it’s for athletics, huge guns, losing fat, or just feeling good and being injury free, YOUR training why will change too.
You might think you train to lose unwanted fat..But is that really WHY you do it?
Or is it that you want to be able to run around with your kids or grandkids without sucking wind?
Or would you like to have a greater self-confidence?
I don’t know about you, but having the ability to roll/run around with my kids is much more important to me now than being able to lift 500 pounds or have a sub 10% body fat.
Whatever it is for you, FIND YOUR WHY. It’s what will keep you going once all the fluff wears off.
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