I have posted about momentum before and how to keep going. But I haven’t yet addressed the most important part of guaranteeing success, determining your “why”. Why are you doing P90X3, Focus T25, 21 Day Fix, etc.? Are you doing it for yourself? Someone else? Because you saw some crazy awesome results videos on Youtube and you wanted that?
There are tons of reasons why we have decided to do something about our health and fitness. These reasons are what give us the drive and motivation to keep going. I have several reasons for why I started: 1) As a believer I am called to glorify God with my body. 2) For myself. I felt uncomfortable with my body, 3) For my wife. She deserves someone better than I was, and 4) For my family. I want to be healthy for them and set a good example.
Motivation isn’t always going to be there. There will be days when you don’t want to get out of bed and press play, days where you are tired after work and want to just go to bed. When this happens it is important to remember why you decided to start in the first place.