You’re reading this, which means you likely have SOME goals around getting fit.

Those goals will likely fall into one of three categories:

  1. Feel great and look good naked – You want to lose weight (and/or build muscle) and feel comfortable in your own skin.
  2. Get Healthy – Your doctor told you that you need to change your ways.
  3. Be Happy – You are on the hunt for an exercise program that you don’t hate.

Happy, healthy, look good naked. The journey is going to be tough – but identifying why you want to be fit is a great first step. The more specific you can get with your reasoning, the more likely you’ll be to push through when you’re struggling to stay consistent!

So let’s be realistic about how much time you think you can dedicate to your journey:

  • 3 days a week for 30 minutes?
  • 5 days for 15 minutes each day?
  • Only on weekends?

That’s cool – just be up front with yourself.

Here’s how to put it all together:

PART A – IDENTIFY A GOAL THAT YOU’RE FOCUSED ON:

  1. “I want to lose 50 pounds.”
  2. “I want to build 30 pounds of muscle.”
  3. “I want to fit into my favorite dresses I haven’t been able to wear for years.”

PART B – WRITE DOWN WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN YOU ACCOMPLISH THESE GOALS:

  1. What is your “Big Why?” “I’ll lose this weight and I can start dating again!”
  2. What would getting in shape mean to you? “A better life not full of pain.”
  3. Who are you doing this for? Your family? Yourself? Your wife?

PART C – BE REALISTIC WITH HOW OFTEN YOU CAN TRAIN:

  1. “I’m a broke student with lots of time. I can train 4 days per week no problem for an hour.” Great!
  2. “I’m a single mum working two jobs, so I can train once per week at a gym and the rest will have to happen at home.” Amazing!
  3. “I’m a Robot with unlimited energy and I have been sent to conquer earth.”

Have you written down your goals yet?:

  • “My goal is to lose/gain X amount of weight by X date.”
  • “My Big Why is I want to start dating again/my wife to look at me like she used to/be an inspiration to my family.”
  • “My plan is to train once per week and then find time elsewhere.”

We chat to all of our clients about their Big Why: it’s what keeps us on target when life gets too busy and we want to quit.

Have a think about your Big Why and let us know!


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