Your help to sustainable health and redesigning your body
In life we need to know why we do things in order to follow them through and be sure we are honest to ourselves. In Friday’s post Stella Scott writes about the importance of your “why” being very personal and that the “why” something between you and you. This has been my greatest challenge. Still is. It is easy to get wrapped up in other people’s expectations such as friends, parents and also unspoken expectations of the society.
Think about why you exercise. What are your goals? And why? For example, a lot of people tell me they exercise because they want to lose weight. When I then ask why they want to lose weight they look at me as if I’m stupid. But I mean that this is key. Is it because the norm is to be thin? Is it because you think you will look sexier in someone else’s eyes? Or is it because your parents are constantly nagging you about it? All of these reasons, as real as they are, are probably not “whys” that will carry you through the rough days when your muscles are sore and all you want to do is quit. If instead it is because you want to finish a marathon, you want to feel sexier in your own skin, because you want to be a healthier parents and that you want to have more energy or even that you want to follow up on your own personal promises, then you stand a chance.
Most of us get caught up in other people’s whys and thoughts about how things should or shouldn’t be. Try to move out of that space and into your own. If losing weight is your exercise goal, then make sure it comes from within and find your very own and personal why. Exercise because you want and feel like it and to achieve things that are important to you. I have a goal that I never said before because it felt superficial, but who cares?!
So, are you ready?
1 Set goals that are personal. Set goals for February and for 2013
2 Check your why
3 Then, tell the world about your goals and go for it!
My goal for January was to work out at least 13 hours and did 26,5 hours! (Really proud!)
My goal for febuary: Work out at least 16 times in Feb and to always end with a tabata to push my heart rate in order to speed up metabolism.
My goal for summer of 2013: feel comfortable running in sport top only (there it is, maybe shallow – but mine)
Why? I want to be faster and lighter in order to improve my time at the half marathon in Aug with at least 20 minutes!
What are your goals and whys? Please share here, I’d love to hear about them!
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