I wish I had your motivation.
That’s what a friend’s mom said to me on social media recently. I had just posted a picture of how much weight I had lost that week.
Just that statement that she posted got me thinking. You can’t have my motivation. It’s different than what your motivation is.
I’m doing this weight loss journey for various reasons. All of which are probably completely different than what your motivations are.
You have to figure out why YOU want to lose YOUR weight. You have to find your why. Nobody can tell you why you should lose weight. It’s a journey that you have to figure out on your own.
I can tell you how I’m losing weight. Honestly, I can tell you what I’m eating down to each meal. I can tell you all the workouts that I do 5-6 days a week.
Will any of that matter if your head isn’t in the game?
You know what will matter. Changing your mindset. You change your mindset by finding your motivation.
So, how do you do that?
You have to find the things that are important to you. What are the things that will keep you focused on your goals? The things that you think of will always be in the back of your mind.
For me, the focus is being able to live a long life with my wife and see our daughter grow up. To do that, I have to put in the work now. The longer I wait, the less time I have.
That’s one of my motivations. I have many more.
You have to find yours. It can an internal or external motivation. It just depends on what drives you more. You have to know WHY you’re doing this journey. Once you know that, there’s one more thing you have to do.
You have to put in the work.
I’ll say it ONE MORE TIME: You have to PUT IN THE WORK. It doesn’t come easy. It really sucks at times. But honestly, that’s the only way you’re going to reach your weight loss goals.
Your WHY and WHAT you do are the only things that you have control of. So, go ahead and get to work.
What motivates YOU to lose weight?