Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Know your WHY

Over lunch with a friend today, I made this statement: "You have to know your "why" when trying to lose weight." If you don't know WHY you're doing it, chances are you won't succeed. Not only do you need to know your "why", it also needs to be something important to you.

If I were to ask myself "why am I trying to lose weight right now?" My honest answer would be "so I can look good up in front of my class--set a good example that they want to learn from". The truth is, I'm already doing the best that I can right now. Not perfect, but for me, I'm giving my best. Knowing that, deep down in my heart, that I really don't NEED to lose weight---is probably the reason I'm NOT losing weight. My really good reason "why" just isn't there right now.

However, when I first started losing weight, my "why" was VERY CLEAR and VERY IMPORTANT. (therefore, I was very succesful!)

What I'm getting at is---you've gotta really have a good reason already established if you're gonna accomplish your goals. Because when the going gets tough and the holiday cookies and eggnog are begging for your attention, that "WHY" has to be speaking louder in your ear than the cookies.

Today I am asking myself "why" did I become a Beachbody coach? That is really where this whole "why" concept originated. When you sign up to be a coach, one of the first things they tell you is "Know your why."
My "why" is: Because I want to help others get healthy and in-shape and open up opportunities to tell people about Jesus!
And it is about time that I start making it happen. Not only am I in between a rock and a hard place where income is concerned, I am also ready to either give it my all or give it up. Coaching, that is. I haven't had a chance to give it my full attention because I've been busy with my other job as well as instructing these fitness classes, but that is all coming to an end in just a couple weeks and so this is a great opportunity to get this ball rolling. People everywhere are becoming succesful and finacially secure through Beachbody coaching and I might as well be one of them! Anyone wanna join me? A team is so much stronger than an individual!

1 comment:

Rene' said...

glad I could be "that friend" :)
Its so true. That's exactly what's up with me too, I've been meaning to blog on it but haven't yet. There just isn't that HUGE motivation to do it as there was before, because quite honestly, even though there are things I would LIKE to see improve in my body, where I am currently at isn't ALL that bad. So, its sorta stuck in the middle, do I just coast and enjoy the current "ok", or dig down deeper and focus-go through some pain, but then REALLY ENJOY the results? That is the question that has been hovering over my head all fall, and as u can tell, I haven't kicked it back in gear yet even though I said I was going to.