In a previous article I shared the reasons why finding your Workout Why is so important. It can be an integral part of your success to living life as your fantastically fit self! This simple 5 Steps process was created to help you to use to create your Workout Why and reach your goals!
MOVE Your Body! Movement creates energy, creativity and clarity. It releases what I like to call the Happy Factor. This movement can be a very short burst of some fun frolicking, a few jumping jacks, a full workout or a light stretch. It’s about keeping the rules loose at this point. Just do what you are comfortable with or in the mood for. It will prepare you for Step 2.
Find a quiet moment to be real with yourself. This is a hugely important part of this process. It can be the start of you creating the time for yourself in general, whether it be to meditate, workout, or go for a nurturing walk, find a way to carve it into your schedule. We so often give tremendous energy to the family, career, and friends in need that we ourselves end up on the bottom of the list. Here’s your chance to practice having out some you time.
Put a pen to paper, the old fashion way. Long hand tends to create a stronger connection to the inner thoughts and emotion.
- List 3 of the most important people and/or things in your life. (note: this is simply a guideline. You may want to expand this list beyond just 3.)
- Take each special person / important thing on this list and write out 3 reasons why being happier, healthier, and/or more fit would enhance your connection to this part of your life.
- Create a -one or two- line, easy to remember, true to your heart, statement based on what you discover. There are no strict rules here. You can think of this statement as an affirmation, reminder, goal, aspiration, inspiration, personal promise, pledge, or commitment to self. The important thing is to be authentic, and feel the emotion attached to it. Be real to and for yourself in a positive way.
Post it up and remember it often. Find a location that you will come across this many times in your daily activities. A gentle, yet powerful visual that will keep you on track with the reasons for starting or continuing your workout plan. Can you post it on a wall, a mirror, in your wallet, on the top of your task list? Be creative, maybe there is more than one location that you want to post it.
Watch the magic of motivation and focused purpose unfold and deliver you to your fully fit, fantastic self!