Finding Your Why
EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY TO MAKE NEW CHANGES
Typically people associate “finding their why” or goal setting with the new year. However, every day is a great day to start making changes! When you begin to make adjustments to your daily schedule or fitness routine, it is important to remember why you are doing those things.
Why do you want to get fit?
Why do you want to make these changes in your life?
What is going to keep you on this path when you have so many other things that could compete for your time?
What do you hope to have achieved by the end of this?
Co-Creator: Allison's Why:
I am passionate about Fastercise and have decided to make it my life's work because I get to see lives dramatically change with Fastercise. Pretty much all of my waking hours are spent working on Fastercise because I love being able to see lives change for the better. I feel like one of the biggest prisons that people live in today is their own bodies. Have you ever thought about that? If you have poor health, sometimes just getting up and, and doing things during the day is so hard. For me, being able to help people liberate themselves and get free from bad health is compelling. I can't think of anything I would rather be doing. And it’s amazing for both parties involved. It's incredible for the person to be able to develop healthier habits and it's awesome to witness amazing transformations.
Another aspect that I love about Fastercise is that it offers Total Fitness Freedom for me. I don't like people telling me what to do and I also don't like my schedule dictating what I can and can't do. I literally can get fit in just about any situation imaginable, regardless of how crazy my schedule is.
Fastercise utilizes all of my personal interests. I love fitness and food. I love to help other people maintain healthy diets and meal plans so being able to create recipes for the app and recommendations for people is super fun to me. And I also love people. It's really fun for me to be around people all the time, constantly helping them get in shape, definitely something that I need. And then tech, I think tech is really interesting and I love that we're making an app so that it can go with you wherever you are. And then lastly, public speaking.
And so that's my why, but you have your own Why as well, and that Why can be anything from family, fitness, work, or a combination of multiple things. Take some time to think about what makes you tick.
Finding Your Why:
If you're trying to figure out your chief purpose and your Why it can be helpful to just think about your five-year goals. What do you want to accomplish in the next five years? Where do you want to be? What do you want it to look like? As you think about these things, write your goals down and leave them in a visible location. Make sure you include everything, even if it seems a little unrealistic because it’s much more possible than you think to achieve your dreams. Don’t put a limit on yourself.
As you verbalize and visualize those things, you'll find that plans can start to fall into place that will help you get there. It might not happen right away or look exactly the way you expected but you can have it.