Finding My “Why”

Motivation is a tricky thing, because everyone’s “why” is different. I have never gave my motivation when it comes to working out too much thought but recently was inspired by ETB Fit to share with my readers more about it.

Instantly I was reminded of my one 21 Day Fix Extreme videos, where she says you have to dig deep and find your “why”, you choose to do this workout so WHY. Every time it gets me. Why I am working out?

Sticking to my goals when it comes to working out means I have a why but I really struggled to figure it out. At the end of the day it was clear to me, I workout for ME. Working out makes me feel good, physically, mentally, and emotionally. It keeps me healthy and strong for my family. That is my why, pretty simple.

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But there are many other things that help me out along the way. From eating the right things, to planning the right workouts it all comes together to help me stick to my fitness goals.

When it comes to eating right, I try to eat fairly balanced most of the time and fuel my body with whole foods, healthy fats and protein to sustain my workouts. I do use  protein and have for years for post workout if I am not eating a good meal afterwards. BUT my number one tip when it comes to working out and fuelling your body? WATER WATER WATER.

I am not sure about you guys but if I am dehydrated and go to workout my strength, endurance and even mental well-being is just not there. I aim to drink 3-4L a day.

Planning my workouts (which I have talked about many times!) is also key for me. I plan at the start of each week and include a variety of workouts. This does vary if I am training for something since then I will usually have a 12 week plan. Lately I am loving all the variety in my workouts. From at home workouts (Les Mills Pump, 21 Day Fix Extreme), to yoga, running and other activities as a family I feel as if I have really found my happy place with my workouts and have a lot of fun with them.

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Lindsey

What is your “why”?

What helps you workout?

 

10 thoughts on “Finding My “Why”

  1. thebexfactor

    I think my why is the same as you. It's me time. I think I would be SO unhappy with myself if I didn't stay focused on healthy living, and if I'm unhappy, I won't be a good mom, friend, etc.

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  2. nutcaseinpoint

    i totally do it for myself. i love the mental and physical feeling of doing something good for my body. plus, now I say I do it for Wes too!

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  3. Kaella On The Run

    Yep, I do it for myself but also for London. I think it's important to be a good role model. He's watched me run/workout since he was a baby so it's normal to him that mama is healthy and active.

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  4. Ambergwtrh

    My why is that it just feels so darn good. I am addicted to my workouts and how I feel after a good sweat session. I definitely don't feel like myself if I haven't worked out for too many days in a row!

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  5. Brie @ Slice of Brie

    My why is that it puts me in a good mood. Jim always comments on what a good and light mood I am in after I've worked out or gone for a run. I also feel strongly that I need to be a good role model for Sully. I think it's so important for kids to see their parents work out – they learn best by example, right? This is also why I try and do my workouts when he's awake – he has fun watching me, climbing on me or imitating me lol. (Plus, nap time is my relaxing time!)

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    1. arunningtale

      I agree, it is so important for our kids to see us being active from an early age. You have much more patience than me, Avery drives me nuts when I am working out so I workout in the morning! But I do take her on runs and we used to go to yoga too 🙂

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