Get motivated and stay motivated with a REALLY Big WHY!
Most of us want to lose weight, or be healthier in some way, but just wanting something isn’t always powerful enough to make it happen.
Often, getting started is not the hard part. We are pretty good at giving healthy behaviors a try, but why is it so hard to achieve long lasting change?
The answer is not just one thing, it’s many things! First, you need a really, powerful WHY to get you started. Your WHY is your driver.
We are all motivated by different things. Our WHY will change over time, so it is important to keep re-evaluating the reasons that you are trying to change.
When you are figuring out your WHY, think about these 3 categories—you may relate to one or all of the categories:
- Sense of urgency or severity
You may have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or heart disease, or you may need a knee or hip replacement, but cannot have it until you lose weight. How you perceive the severity of the health problem will impact your motivation for change.
- Want to prevent and protect
You understand the risks of a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. You may have watched a family member suffer from obesity or lack of mobility and you want to avoid the consequences of poor health for your future. Your level of belief that the same thing can happen to you will determine your motivation for change.
- Belief that the benefits are worth the effort
You have a vision of a better future that includes travel, physical activity, social engagements, and a better quality of life. Motivation will come when you have confidence that you can achieve your goals and that all your hard work will be worth it.
Whatever your motivation, figure out Your Big Why. Once you have Your Why, you’ll be on your way to success. UNJURY is happy to be your Trusted Companion along your journey as you work towards your goals.