I hear you want to be healthy…is that right?
You want to? You have to? Is it to look good for someone? The doctor told you to?
This answer here is pretty important (read: extremely).
Why does it matter? Well, in my experience of coaching people through the start gate, it is a pretty solid indicator of your results. Can you guess why?
The person who “must” implies she is forcing herself to do something she does not want to.
The person who “wants” implies that it is their choice.
Why does this matter?
Well, think about a time you were forced into doing something. Remember those times when you had chores to do around the house? It was a drag and it took all of your willpower to do it. Right?
Now think about a time you wanted to do something – let’s say it was to beat the last level of a video game. Were you super into it and probably accomplished it?
See the difference? Pursuing a healthy life, whether that’s eating right, losing weight, exercising, combination, etc. will be successful if you WANT it.
What is driving this desire will almost always determine the success. This is why people who “must” lose weight because their doctor said so have a hard time doing it, why New Year resolutions don’t make it past January, and why things you feel you “must do” get lost in the mix.
Next time you think of doing something, ask yourself “why” and really reflect. If it’s not coming from you WANTING to do it, then reconsider what you are trying to do. If you do WANT to do it, go for it and get it!