This is what motivates my Mom to keep in shape. What motivates you?

Why is being physically fit important to YOU?

Hey, welcome to my blog. I’ve got a lot of work to do on the copy and aesthetics of the page but I figured I’d start blogging anyhow. If you have any questions ask away!

First of all, what’s so important about physical fitness?

I know that may sound like a dumb question but to really be successful in your workouts, you first need to know why being physically fit and healthy is important for YOU.

The answer may be different for you than it is for me, ask yourself why it’s important, and keep on asking ‘why’ until you get to the emotional reason.

So, “what keeps me going to the gym?”

I’ve always been a skinny guy, never getting above 150 lbs throughout high school and college. I know what it’s like to have absolutely no confidence in how my body looked and very little confidence around the ladies.

I’ve packed on 28 lbs of lean muscle to date and I feel like a new man. It’s not that I’m always thinking about how I look, it’s the exact opposite, I think about how I look less now than I ever have in my life. I’m more confident and comfortable with who I am.

This keeps me motivated. Not so much the pic, but the difference in how I felt then compared to how I feel now.

This keeps me motivated. Not so much the pic, but the difference in how I felt then compared to how I feel now.

I also see how being physically fit can translate into success in other areas of life. Socially, confidence is a big thing. If you’re just a more confident person, people can see this and feed off the energy in a good way, the opposite is true if you’re an unconfident person.

In my work life confidence is huge too, especially when it comes to sales. I’m basically in the business of selling myself to a client and it takes confidence to get my message across to them clearly and effectively.

There’s also the energy factor. I have more energy than ever and my workouts are shorter but more intense than ever. Go figure!

I asked my Mom why it’s important for her to be physically fit. At first she said she just wanted to be healthy, but as I kept asking her ‘why’ she got to the emotional route of the question. She said that she wanted to be in better shape and healthier because she wanted to live a long healthy life, “why?”I asked again.

Well, my Mom had me when she was 41 and my sister when she was 44 which is pretty late to be having kids. She realized that she wants to be healthy so she can be around and vibrant when her kids have their own families.

This is what motivates my Mom to keep in shape. What motivates you?

This is what motivates my Mom to keep in shape. What motivates you?

She wants to spoil her grandchildren and be a grandmother!

If this isn’t an emotional I don’t know what is…

So, this is her route as to why it’s important to be physically fit.

Write down the question, “why do I want to be physically fit?” and keep on asking “why?” until you get to that emotional response that will stay with you in give you the motivation to get to the gym even when it’s the last thing you want to do.

This will prove to be hugely important in you reaching your fitness goals.

Good luck!

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  • Jaclyn

    Chad,

    Thanks for putting such a great spin on staying fit. I really like how you’re perspective is positive yet realistic. I look forward to incorporating your advice into my fitness routine!

    Best,
    Jaclyn

  • Jessie

    Love the post! I agree, it totally helps having an emotional reason to get to the gym!

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