Starting sometimes is easy. We start new routines, new diets, and new workouts. We buy new workout clothes, get a gym membership. What happens a month, two months, or twelve months down the road. Well I hope you stick with it. But in reality it’s easy to quit, to give up and not see it through to the end?
Why is this? Because it’s easy to lose sight of the goal. It’s easy to forget why we started and only remember how it used to be easier. How we didn’t used to have to work or try so hard.
So how do you keep that fire going? How do you stay motivated when you feel like throwing in the towel? You remember your why and you push harder.
In my last blog I talked about writing down your why. Why you want to get fit or workout. That’s the firs step. The next step is to remember your why. Write it down on post it notes, put it on your dash in your car, on your bathroom mirror.
When you wake up in the morning tell yourself your why. Constantly remind yourself. This coupled with building your routines and habits is going to be the biggest aid to you in your journey.
Because at the end of the day it’s just you, doing this to push yourself, to make yourself stronger. So remember your why. Let it guide you and push you.
For more on developing your why, check out this week’s podcast.