Do you know why you are fighting?
Monday, January 06, 2014
Why do you want to lose weight and get healthy? No, what's the real reason? It's too easy for us to use a cop-out and say we just want to be healthier. There's always a bigger reason. For me, it was because I wanted my physical self to be congruent with how I saw myself, and I didn't want to be controlled by food. It was an emotional motivator - to prove to myself that I could do this and keep the weight off once and for all.
We all have to know what we are fighting for, and that something needs to have emotion attached to it. Champions use logic to make decisions (decide to lose weight - you know all the logical reasons why), and emotion to motivate (emotion is what keeps you moving toward your goal when times get tough).
So, today, ask yourself... why do you REALLY want to lose weight? Be honest. Get tough with yourself. Hold yourself accountable for not giving a cop-out answer.