"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-That's why we recommend it daily." Zig Ziggler
What is your Why? What keeps you motivated to show up to the gym day in and day out? Your "why" has to be big enough to keep you motivated on the days that you are lacking any type of motivation or drive. Lets take a moment and ask ourselves why and jot it down. When you write that answer down ask yourself why again and again until you break through the superficial answers of "I want to be fit" or "healthy" or "look good". Getting to the root of your why helps you to keep showing up at the gym even after you hit those superficial whys.
There has to be a motivation deeper then that. Why do you want to be healthier? Is it because you have watched family members deal with poor health or you have a history of heart disease in your family? Why do you want to be fit? Is it because you want your children to have different experiences then you had? Maybe give them a Dad or Mom that is able to take them hiking and enjoy other activities thus changing the way they grow up?
There has to be a motivation so deep and engrained within who you are that it makes the sacrifices you make to show up day after day worthwhile. That hour of fatigue and pushing yourself a little harder, further, each time should bring a smile to your face because you are answering your why.
This week, you have an assignment: grab a piece of paper and pen and ask yourself "what is my motivation?" Write down the answer, then ask yourself "Why?" Write down that answer, and do it again, "Why?". I want you to ask yourself "Why?" at least 5 times. Once you get down to the real "Why" put it on a sticky note and put it in your wallet or on your nightstand, somewhere that you will see or can refer back you it when you need some extra motivation to get into the gym. If you feel comfortable enough, share your why with your coach or our community Facebook page.