We all want to be healthy and look amazing in tight jeans. And we all know that wanting to be healthy and BEING healthy are two different concepts. Oftentimes, when I tell someone that I want to be healthy, that usually means I have imagined how I would look as a super fit healthy person, and formulated how that healthier me would eat and exercise.
But, with that huge mountain of dreams, the present me thinks getting to that dream is way too hard and steep. I would fail; I won’t have all the comfort foods I like; I can’t drink as much anymore…well, that sucks, I LOVE doing all those things, and I am not quite sure I want to give those up…and so the cycle continues.
In other words, as much as I want that hot bod, if I didn’t make it a priority, I was only fooling myself. Health and fitness would come second to eating a giant burrito and washing it down with 2 beers…and maybe icecream…with gummy bears on top.
So, it was only after I discovered a huge health issue, more specifically an early onset of androgenetic alopecia (a genetic hormone that causes hairloss) caused by a huge fluctuation in my diet habits that I decided to really take my healthy seriously.
There is a reason I can’t lose weight. There is a reason my hair is falling out. There is a reason I can’t stay on a workout long enough to make lasting impacts. I eat too much, my body is malnourished lacking essential vitamins, and I hate working out for longer than 40 minutes.
I then decided to pump the brakes on my current lifestyle. Obviously, this isn’t going to work. There NEEDS to be a change, and now my body is really hungry for it. So, that was precisely what I set out to do.
I changed my diet to include more food groups that provided the right essential vitamins, and I decided to walk more. It was a good start, but I still needed that extra push.
And, that was when I was approached to be a coach for BeachBody.
I was very surprised. Me? I’m trying to figure my life out! How can I possibly be a coach? Really?!
So, I immediately said no….which was very dumb.
Although I said no, I kept batting around the idea of being a coach, of making a complete change in my life from a sentient loner who sorta does a workout to having team members who I can depend on and who can depend on me to reach their fitness goals. In essence, the idea of being a coach is just as much about me as it is about my future team members.
So, after 2 weeks, I came back around and said yes. My “YES” to fitness and health for life is optimistic, but I made sure to keep a list of my WHYs. Why I decided to be a coach and why I decided to dedicate my life to health.
- Because I want to look amazing
- Because I want to feel amazing
- Because I am sick and tired of being sick and tired
- Because I want to sustain this lifestyle for the rest of my life
- Because I want to be in the best shape of my life, now and even when I’m 90 years old.
- Because I want to grow my hair back that I lost
- Because I want to be a good example
- Because I want to motivate and inspire others to do the same
I hold myself accountable to these WHYs. What are your WHYs? Comment and share below!