Why is fitness and nutrition so important to me? My WHY is what I think of when I feel like quitting. Whether I am thinking of skipping my workout that day or quitting the program I am on – I think back to WHY I started. For me my why is simple – Everyday I do some kind of exercise whether its walking, stretching or a workout program to prevent Lupus from taking control of my body making me immobile and either wheelchair or bed bound. I exercise to stay in control of my health for my family and for me! My family is so central to why I do most anything. My goal is to fight for good health everyday so Lupus doesn’t have an advantage. It may not be totally scientific but I believe that being active and eating right has minimized many of my symptoms over the years. I am about to start a new challenge group that is going to start P90X and continue on to P90X2 – Not too many people with Lupus can say that. I am not only just lucky that I am able to do these programs – I work hard and keep at it and I think that attitude and strength also fuels me on and enables me to continue to challenge myself physically even though some days I have a hard time because of my illness.
You may be reading this and have Lupus – or maybe you found this post because you searched P90X – either way you have a WHY! When times are tough and you feel like quitting – remember WHY you started and get back to it!
I have one more WHY that I want to talk about in this post – It’s Why I am a Beachbody Coach. I have seen friends and family members transform their health and reach fitness levels they didn’t think possible at their age! I have helped people with Lupus and Cancer fight their illness and stay positive and motivated even when things were tough. I love changing people’s lives. Is it a miracle cure – NO but it certainly can help! I know that helping people has changed my life and I have seen how coming together – supporting one another as we learn to be healthy and fit has changed others lives. It’s a wonderful feeling to see that happen. I saw this picture online one day and I thought it really summed up how I feel about coaching.
So what is the moral of this story? Take some time – think about Why leading a fit life is important to you and when you feel like quitting or skipping a workout – REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED!