I workout for me and not anyone else.
Every time I lose sight of my own “why”, I quickly lose all motivation.
Health and fitness are such personal things!
Have you ever really thought about that? That our reasons to exercise and focus on health fall under large umbrellas, but that the specific reasons each of us choose to exercise is unique?
Sure, many of us may workout to gain confidence, but Person A may have the memory of her boyfriend calling her fat and telling her no one will love her, while Person B remembers trying to fit into a swimsuit at 12 years old and not being able to pull it up past her waist.
Many of us workout to feel better mentally, but Person A may do it to escape the familial cycle of depression and emotional eating, while Person B works out to keep their work stresses from overpowering their life.
I say it again:
Based on our own experiences.
It isn’t about what the person next to you is doing. It isn’t about following the latest trend you see on Instagram. It isn’t about trying to make yourself conform to a lifestyle overnight that you know you can’t realistically maintain, eventually resulting in feeling like a failure.
It’s about you.
It’s about your why.
It’s about finding your own avenue of exercise that doesn’t feel like weekly torture. It’s about using that exercise to improve your own life and improve your day-to-day experiences.
So keep it about YOU! Focus on YOU! Do it for YOU! And show up for you, your family, and your community to the best of your ability every.day.