Every year at the close of the Holiday season and as we look at the start of a new year it is the best time to stop and reflect. Maybe it’s the fact that we may of eaten more than our weight in sugar cookies and Christmas treats, or the fact that we haven’t had time to get our workouts in… Whatever the motivation is, this time of year we often think about our health and start to think about setting some goals for the New Year. Most of us start out REALLY strong in January and then fizzle out as the months drudge on… The allure of losing weight and looking good begin to fizzle out over time. But why?? Why does sticking to a weight loss and fitness plan undoubtedly fail? I propose that we often don’t measure our REAL reasons strongly enough! So let’s sit down and chat and work it out to help you discover a WHY strong enough to help you stay motivated and focused as the year wears on!
Zig Ziglar once said “We don’t pay the price for good health…. We enjoy the price of good health!” This is so true working out and eating right is about sooo much more than vanity! It’s about living a healthier and happier life! Let that sink in! Most of us can all begrudgingly admit that are motivation when we first start out is based on a number on the scale or a certain size we wish to be. That type of motivation will only get you so far.
Yes we are all vain and driven by wanting to look good and be more attractive; we wouldn’t be human if this didn’t drive us. But to stay motivated we need to dig deeper and reflect more on what the price of working out eating healthy will really provide for us in the long run, will make downing those celery sticks and miles logged on the “dreadmill” worth it and will keep us going long past January and hopefully for the rest of our lives! The American Heart Association puts it beautifully. “Everyone has a reason to live a healthier, longer life. What’s yours?” So the question you and I need to reflect on and find an answer for is this; Who or what motivates you to live a healthier, longer life? By answering this rather important question we give POWER to our goals! When we put our health and fitness goals in perspective of the things we live for, sleeping in and eating that second helping of deep fried “goodness” begin to lose their luster in comparison to living healthy for the people we care about and the moments in life that matter most. Because in reality it’s not just our waistline that suffer it’s our quality of life and our longevity of life that REALLY pay the price when we give in to overeating, inactivity, and unhealthy eating. So join me and The American Heart Association and thousands of others and declare your why! This will give you power to stick with your new goals and give proper perspective to the life changes you are making.
Then post to social media using hashtag #LifeisWhy make sure you tag me @andiethues so I can see your posts and share them as well! You can even go to Live Is Why and create an image with your why right on their website!
It’s this crazy bunch of people right here! I cannot give them my best if I am not my healthiest! I won’t to live long enough to see their cute babies have babies! I want to be able to play with them and not be too tired! I want to set an example of living healthy for them so that they too want to eat healthy and exercise so that they will live healthy, long lives as well!
The more moms that make healthy living a priority, the healthier our future will be. Moms united can make a real change! (Because we all know us Moms are the ones with real power to help make changes!) For more information on how to join the movement with the American Heart Association check out their campaign Life is Why for resources and tips, healthy recipes, life hacks, and mom hacks all crafted and curated to help you live and embrace your WHY! Let’s make 2016 the healthiest year yet! Want even more motivation?!
Make sure and join my special secret FB group for my lifers where you have direct access to me to ask your questions and stay motivated! Can’t wait to see you in the group!