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Bemovelive.com Blog features the latest fitness and clean eating advice from John Holley, MS, CSCS. Blogs focus on exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress reduction and getting the most out of your workouts.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR WHY?

John Holley

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.   

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.