#MotivationMonday – 5 Reasons to Keep Going

It’s almost February. Almost. January is the longest month of the year so it’s not surprising that most people who have committed to getting in shape (in some form) are slowly falling off the wagon. It happens to the best of us. Here are five reasons to keep plugging away at your new healthy lifestyle goals…

fitness journey

1 – Think about WHY you started…

Did you want to get in shape before your summer vacation? Did you just want to lose a couple pounds? Are you planning to run a race? Are you in a wedding this year? What was the initial motivator that moved you to set your goal? Think about whatever that is and allow it to continue to push you. That event is going to happen whether you achieve your goal or not.

2 – There is joy in the process…

While on your journey to become a more in shape version of yourself you will have lots of victories to celebrate. You’re going to drop pounds and inches. You’ll be able to fit into clothes you haven’t been able to wear in years. People will start to notice your success and they will compliment you. You are going to chase after your goals even harder once you start to feel and see those results.

3 – It’s the right thing to do…

Keeping a promise to yourself is one of the best things you can do. When you commit to change and actively work towards it you unlock so many endorphins. You become more positive and that will trickle over into other areas of your life. You will be unstoppable. To put it quite simply, keeping this promise to yourself is not only the right thing to do but it’s probable one of the best things you’ll do this year.

4 – You’ll discover new adventures and opportunities…

It is my sincere hope that you are currently living your life to the fullest. If you’re one of those people that wait until they lose the weight to do the things then sticking to your goals is huge. There is literally a whole new life on the other side of your goal. Stick with your journey but please do explore some new passions while working towards your goal. Live the life you want today and let your goals meet you where you are.

5 – Your goals will be met…

Well, this is obvious but if you stick with your goals you’ll get the results you want. Hard work definitely pays off. Over this year you will see yourself change in a way that you may have thought was impossible but you made it happen. This is the most rewarding reason to stick to your goals. I want you to win. When things get tough throughout this year think about the feeling you will have when that goal is met. There really is no better feeling (other than the love of Jesus). You did that! You made that happen. It was all you! 

Keep going until you get there. When you feel like quitting, remember why you started. What’s your fitness goal for the year? Share them with me and I’ll cheer you on.

 

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