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Why Do YOU Want to Get Fit?

And How Badly Do YOU Want It?

By Brian Calkins, Cincinnati Ohio Personal Fitness Trainer

Unless you know "Why?" you desire to embark upon, or continue with, the habit of exercising and eating right, it is too easy to give up with things get "too hard" or when you feel compelled to hit the snooze button and skip your morning workout, because you are "too busy", or you are too tired, or too old, or you just don't have the time.

The successful clients that we work with all have very powerful reasons that supports their follow through … a carrot, if you will. Seldom do they miss a workout and although they don't eat perfectly, they strive to consume the best meals possible to reach their goals.  Why? Because they want it badly enough and know their own personal reasons "WHY?" they are doing this.

For me personally, I found my drive to exercise lagging a bit during my wife's pregnancy in 2006. Although I continued to exercise regularly, I wasn't as focused, didn't work as hard as I could have, I ate comfort foods along with my wife ... and I gained a few extra pounds. But after my daughter was born, I re-established some powerful reasons why I absolutely must to get back into the very best shape of my life.

See, I have such a strong desire to be a role model for my daughter (now 7) AND I (now 45!) want to have all the energy needed to keep up with her. If you have kids, you know what I mean! I want to be able to throw my daughter in the pool as many times as she says "Again Dad" (trust me, she never tires of being tossed up and out of the water)! I want to be able to dance with her for as long as she wants to dance (living room dancing is a tradition in the Calkins family).

So for me, being fit and having a lot of energy for my children is critical to being a good parent.  I have other reasons too, of course ... I love how I feel, emotionally, physically and mentally when I'm in great shape. I love sharing fitness with others. And I do have some competitive blood running through my veins – and my current goal of getting a PR at the Flying Pig Marathon, and qualifying for the Boston Marathon are driving forces for me. But the number one reason I get up early to hit the weights or go for a run is to give me all I need to keep up with my daughter, and to be a role model to her, my family, friends, as well as professionally.

Are you ready to discover your own reasons why you want to change some lifestyle behaviors? Are you ready to become consistent with your exercise routine - transforming your motivation beyond just a short term goal? If so, take out a sheet of paper and write down 5 reasons "WHY?" you want to begin a new and healthy lifestyle (or enhance the one you're already on). Then, when the "voices" start to speak, you can shout back, "No! This is "WHY" I am doing this. Because…" 

Now, after writing down 5 reasons, take three of them and embellish a bit by putting your heart and soul into expounding on the most important reasons to exercise daily and eat quality, nutritious foods. Then, every time that you are faced with the "voices" you can pull out your reasons and read them. Copy your reasons and put them everywhere. On your fridge, your car, your office, even your wallet or purse. Have it ready to pull out at a moment's notice.

This is "WHY?" I am doing this!  

Your "WHY?" will help you get out of bed early to exercise or forgo your hour lunch in exchange for a healthy smoothie and a 30 minute workout . Your "WHY?" will keep you on track when work or the kids or other obligations come calling for your time.

When you feel like quitting, remember there was a reason, a "WHY?" you joined boot camp. You will succeed! Remind yourself each day "WHY?" you are traveling this journey. Review your list often.

Below is a partial list of reasons why people make the unwavering commitment to exercise and eat right.

Exercise helps me:  

  • sleep better, relax, and improves my mood
  • feel better emotionally
  • perform better in all the daily tasks in my life
  • feel more energetic and productive
  • be more mentally sharp
  • walk with more confidence
  • enjoy higher levels of resistance to fatigue, stress and the demands of life
  • be a role model for those I care about
  • process data more effectively
  • enhance my sense of well being
  • function at higher levels physically
  • keep up with my kids
  • clear out the mental cobwebs and be more focused
  • be more successful professionally and personally
  • reduce my level of anxiety and manage stress
  • to improve my self-esteem and boost my confidence
  • to lose weight and feel amazing in the process
  • improve my physical appearance allowing me to feel good about myself
  • increase my strength and endurance giving me the ability to enjoy all the activities I love

Additional benefits of exercise includes:  

  • Increasing your resting metabolic rate to allow you to burn more calories throughout the day 
  • Increases your stamina and ability to do continuous work 
  • Improves fitness levels, or your body's ability to use oxygen 
  • Perform at higher levels of productivity while becoming less fatigued
  • Provides protection against injury when playing sports or engaging in favorite activities
  • Improves your balance and coordination 
  • Increases bone mineral density to prevent osteoporosis 
  • Reduces triglycerides and bad cholesterol
  • Reduces heart disease and stroke 
  • Reduces the risk of developing certain types of cancer 
  • Increases insulin sensitivity, preventing type 2 diabetes 
  • Improves the function of your immune system

So, what are your reasons "Why?" Write them down now & review them often!


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