WHY

BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE, ASK YOURSELF THIS ONE QUESTION… WHY? 

Let’s talk about why you want to lose weight. Why do you want to be fit? Why do you want to be healthy? That is the biggest question that eludes so many people because they jump straight into the how do I do it, instead of understanding why? They join a gym or sign up for an 8 week challenge, go on a diet, do shakes all this is the How which usually results in failure. Why do you want to change? What is that feeling? What is that emotion that’s going to push you to make that change? The ‘why’ needs to be attached to a feeling, it needs to be attached to something that you know you’re going to achieve and the stronger the better.
Here’s an example, there’s no point in saying “I’ll lose 15 kilos” – that’s nice but you need to attach that to something else, something bigger. For instance, “I need to lose 15 kilos because I am pre type II Diabetes”. “I want to have the confidence to go to the beach”, “I want to be able to keep up with the kids”. These are compelling WHY’s! You need to make sure you attach some emotion to the reason why you want to change, why you want to lose that weight, why you want to get fit and why you want to be healthy.

Tim was diagnosed with pre type II diabetes and referred to us by one of the EP’s at Hoys Allied Health because of our focus on strength and movement. Today Tim got the results from his latest blood test back, his blood glucose was normal and no more checkups for 12 months.

Tim had never stepped into a gym before but in just three months has lost 10kg training just 3 times a week and is now fitter and stronger than he has ever been. We didn’t put him on a restrictive diet or overtrain him, in fact we added to his food intake put in healthier lunches and reduced his portion sizes at dinner. Due to Tim’s work he could only train 3 times a week so we had him do the strength days of the BNM Elite program and our Saturday morning Strongman class.

…BUT WHERE DO I START?

You need to have a step which you can take in order to change the way you think about it. You get to that point, the point where enough is enough and everybody gets to that stage, everybody is either in denial or ready to make that change.

Let’s breakdown this big WHY into something that you can do immediately. The immediate step is simple, you need to action your thoughts, ‘why’ begins as a thought, an idea. When you start you think to yourself, I should lose some weight, I should get fit, it’s an idea and if you don’t act on it within 5 seconds as Mel Robbins states in Five-second Rule Book, it’s gone and you’ll just be thinking about it day in, day out.  You need to action it right away by writing it down on your diary, journal, on a piece of paper or a post-it note and stick it on the mirror in your bathroom. Then every day you know you’re looking at it and you’re realising that’s the reason why I’m doing this, this is the reason why I want to lose weight, why I want to get fit, why I want to be healthy.

 

 

In some cases, people get to a point where something significant happens that creates a shift. This may be a death in the family, or a friend of similar age and you realise, oh gee that’s close to me if I don’t do something I might end up like that person. It could be that time you go to put that skirt on or that pair of jeans and it didn’t quite fit so you suck in your stomach and then all of a sudden the button bursts and you feel embarrassed. It could be something that someone says to you like “oh gee you look like you put on a bit of weight” and this could be quite hurtful. Everybody’s got that trigger, everybody’s experienced that trigger that makes them say ‘I need to make a change.’

You may find yourself talking to your family or friends about you why so that you’ve got the support that you need to take that first step.

Just remember in order to get the results that you want to achieve and experience your why and make that sustainable, you need to take action. Once you do that and you continue to action it daily, it becomes like concrete and it’s a constant reminder to yourself.

As we always say, results start here and everybody deserves to discover a Brand New Me!