motivation may get you started but............
Motivation never got anybody to their destination, that's right, motivation comes and it goes and if your relying on it to transform your life through starting yet another diet or health and fitness journey in 2018 then i am sorry to tell you that it's going to fail you.
Inside of our Hartlepool fitness business we have been helping people change their lives for the last 17 years through our programs, and i can tell you right now that not 1 person has accomplished this using motivation. Some say that motivation gets you started, I'd say that's incorrect too, what gets people started is a why, and that why has to be all empowering, it has to be everything to you, i know i used to be over 300lbs.
What got me started back when i was 300lbs was hitting rock bottom and finding my why whilst i was down there. I was unhappy where i found myself in life, eating my way into an early grave and some serious health issues to boot. I didn't want to have serious health issues or face dying at an early age, yes it took something traumatic at the time to give me this realization but i can say that even back then i knew at that time it was the best thing to ever happen to me.
It was strange because i was going through something that to most would be a really challenging time, in fact it breaks some people, but all the while i had this calm about me that knew something good was about to come out of it, i guess i always knew but i wasn't man enough to admit that what was going on in my life wasn't what i wanted, i didn't dare stand up and say this isn't me, this is not who i am, this is not who I'll become, I'm outta here, all because i didn't want to upset others or hurt them in anyway, yet i was hurting myself.
Not at any point at rock bottom was i motivated, motivation did not get me started to go lose over 100lbs, what did get me started was my why, i wanted to live, and i wanted to live a life on my terms. Yes many times during my transformation i was motivated, who wouldn't be looking in the mirror and seeing crazy changes and every time i stepped on the scales i was losing weight, but my why was always there with me, never left, unlike motivation, because yes of course i had days when i wasn't motivated to do the work required, but my why was so strong i did the work anyway.
So before starting anything - ask yourself, whats your why ?
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Blog of Ian Glass, formerly obese, founder & owner of Ian Glass Fitness, transforming people through health & fitness, physically & mentally.