Finding Your Reason

Posted On Oct 22, 2014 By Bowflex Insider Team

How to find your fitness motivation

By Guest Blogger Kimberly Brown, Manifest Yourself

Health and wellness is something that is talked about nearly every day on social media outlets and one of the biggest questions is always about motivation. Motivation to start a journey. Motivation to find what works for you. Motivation to eat right. And, of course, the motivation to reach a particular end goal.

Through all of my own experiences, and the experiences of the loved ones around me, I've noticed that achieving success in the health and wellness arena has a lot to do with your reasoning. Why do you want to embark upon this journey? Once you discover why, it's easier to stay motivated since you have a set goal in mind.

So let's get into the three questions to ask yourself that can help you determine your reason.

1. What do you feel like right now?

Before going into what you would like to feel or look like, take note of where you currently are. Are you lacking energy? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you easily get winded when you are playing with your children? Have you been a bit forgetful lately? Determine the current state of your body and mind.

2.   What do you want to feel like?

This part is not about looks either! Ask yourself the following question: When you wake up in the morning, in an ideal state of health and wellness, what would your day look like?

And go into detail too! From the moment that you open your eyes, to the moment you close them when your day is done; write down how you would feel if you reached your desired state of health and wellness. Most importantly, focus on how you would be able to tell that your life is different

3. What do you want to look like (realistically)?

For some people this could mean not having bags under their eyes every morning, and for others it could mean losing or gaining 10-15lbs to reach a better weight for their body type.

Remember that this is about YOU. Don't run to rip out pages of fitness models in magazines to create your ideal vision for your body type. Think about what would actually make you look and feel better.

When asking yourself these questions, I also recommend writing the answers down and displaying them in an area that you will see every day. By seeing the answers, you will constantly be reminded of where you were, and how you can continue to propel forward in reaching your health and wellness goals.

About Our Guest Author

Kimberly Brown is the founder and editor of Manifest Yourself, a lifestyle and wellness blog, where she not only talks about getting fit, but she aspires to help others help themselves in all aspects of their lives. You can connect with Kimberly on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, and Google+.