“A goal is a dream with a deadline” – Napoleon Hill
Anything that we do, we do for a reason. Anything.
There may be times that we are not consciously aware of the reason behind what we are doing, but you can be sure there is one.
If you search enough, you will uncover it. The first step before investing your time and money on anything is to find your driving force, your reason to change. This is the same for fitness.
We do the stuff we do in the gym for a reason. It may be to look good or to feel good. It may be to have an overall healthier approach to living. It may be to become stronger or more energetic. Find out why it is you want results.
Think about all the benefits you will receive when you start working out and getting in shape. Start thinking, acting and feeling like you are already enjoying these benefits. How does it feel to be thin, energetic, full of life? How would your life be if you felt this way all the time, able to really enjoy the level of fitness you’ve always wanted? These goals should be your motivation, your reason for changing.
Make a list of your top three fitness goals and your top three reasons for wanting to change or reach these fitness goals. Spend at least one week thinking about the benefits of reaching your goals and what changes you will need to make in order to reach them. I guarantee if you start to change your body, internal motivation and the improved self-esteem you get will indeed change your life.