I love what we do because it taught me how to love my body and myself. Not for what I looked like but for what I was capable of doing. Instead of obsessing over the scale and a six pack, I started focusing on making myself better and stronger; physically, mentally and spiritually. I love the culture we have built here. I love that I’m surrounded by people that hold me to a higher standard and are willing to walk through the pain with me.
Over the years, I’ve learned that the pain of change is very small and short lived compared to the pain of staying the same. I chose daily to change, grow and learn to be strong. Which is usually a very uncomfortable process. Makes it way better to have people who believe in you along for the ride. We aren’t meant to do life alone. I’ve also learned to love the process. So why do I keep showing up?
I want to be a strong mom so my daughter will have a role model and my son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man. The best way to lead is always by example. They see me struggle all the time, but they will never see me quit. Anytime I want to quit, this brings me right back to my purpose and I find the courage to keep fighting. When they are grown they will believe they can do anything because I have shown them what was possible with my own life. Why is this important?
Purpose matters. I used to have surface level goals like losing weight ….Everybody wants to lose weight and have a six pack. There’s nothing wrong with that. But what happens when you get it? Or don’t get it? Most people quit. The problem with outcome “surface” level goals like this is they are tough to control. We don’t know how our body is going to drop fat or respond to eating vegetables or working out. If you switch your goals to a purpose or behavior based goal, you will feel empowered because you can control it. I can control showing up and not quitting. (behavior). I can’t control how fast I get that six pack. The result is long term progress, lasting motivation and a huge sense of accomplishment.
So why do you do it? COMMENT below with your WHY.