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Exercise Weight Loss Tips – Define your Why


exercise weight loss tipsIt is a New Year. You are fired up and ready to take this new year by the horns. Your first resolution? Weight loss! You know, that annoying belly fat, under arm jiggles, and annoying body that you are ready to part with! You get started off right, and then it’s March….and the resolution becomes a piece of history. WHY? Primarily because when you set out for your weight loss journey, you forgot an important step: Defining your WHY. Read on to learn about this important tip that I’m passionate about in today’s Exercise Weight Loss Tips.

Exercise Weight Loss Tips – Define your Why Step #1

If I would ask you today, “why do you want to lose weight?” What would your answer be? Before I discovered how important it was to define my why, I would probably say: “To look better” or “To feel healthier”. But HOLD ON A SECOND! Isn’t that everyone’s goal? I mean, seriously….who would you ever meet that would say something like “I want to look like crap!” or “I want to feel like I’m going to die tomorrow!” – Highly unlikely, right?

exercise weight loss tipsSo seriously, what is the secret behind Defining your why? It is about digging deep into the very fabric of your personal framework. By doing this, you will not only define your why, but build a foundation that you will never want to quit. What does this mean? It means SUCCESS and an Exercise Weight Loss Tips program that will actually finally blast that fat away FOREVER.

So here we go: Step #1: Write down the why you want to lose weight or get in shape
Get out that pen and paper, folks. Write it down now. Don’t worry if the statement you write matches what I mention above (“To look better” “To feel healthier”), because we are going to dig deeper in just a moment!

Got it written down? Ok, now for step two:

Exercise Weight Loss Tips – Define your Why Step #2

Now, what I want you to do is take your reason that you have written down and dig deeper. Let’s start by asking this question: “What will happen to you in the short and long-term if you do not lose weight?” Think about this question for a moment. Will you:

  • Stay on all of those medications forever? Get on more medications?
  • Not be able to spend as much time with your family due to lack of energy?
  • Not be there for your kids when they get older?
  • Continue to suffer with indigestion, acid reflux, sickness, etc?
  • Die before you are 60?

Think about it based on the stage of life you are in. If you are reading this post and are fairly out of shape, that is OK! But, think about the pleasures in life that you are missing out on. Do you have kids? How does that affect the example you are giving to them? Do people perceive you as lazy, sloppy, or fat?

If these questions feel like they are getting too personal or you are offended, welcome to your inner framework! I totally understand how you can feel once you start asking those nitty-gritty questions. BUT – think about it….what will happen? Will your kids walk four steps behind you at a theme park because they are embarassed by your weight? Will your friends be running 10 steps ahead of you because you are catching your breath? STOP letting these things happen! Write down this important issue that will occur if you do not lose the weight NOW.

Welcome to your WHY!

Now write that down. Keep it where you can see it each and everyday. Remember this WHY when you don’t feel like working out, or if you fall off the bandwagon and need to get back on.In case anyone is interested, I’ll share my WHY! Why did I decide to get on a program (P90X) and feel better, lose 65 pounds, and stop my acid reflux? Because I had a daughter on the way and I didn’t want to miss out on the great opportunities that lie ahead. I want to set a good example and live long enough to meet my grand kids….if not my great-grand kids (barring anything outside of my control happening). Here is a picture of my why:

exercise weight loss tips

My Why: Setting a great example for my lovely daughter!

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Yours in Success,

Bob Sharpe

In 2010, Bob Sharpe was 70 pounds overweight and struggling with Acid Reflux. After getting his life in shape, he dedicated himself to a healthier lifestyle. Now, after losing 70 pounds and being in the best shape of his life, his goal is to help others do the same through his Beachbody coaching and assistance here on Bob Sharpe on Google + | Leaders Only – Click Here
  1. Anita says:

    I think your first why should be for yourself. To be a healthier you! My why after myself would be my family. I am not able to enjoy the things I used to do, because now I am overweight. I want to be able to enjoy family outings with my husband, children, and the grandchildren. Those grandchildren will keep me running as it is, but I would like to do it without being out of breath. Myself and my family….they are why.

    • Anita,

      I agree 100%! If you are not doing exercise for yourself, you are not maximizing the true health. No one (doctors, parents, wife/husband, etc) should be the one that “makes” you want to exercise and get in shape. You need to do it for yourself first.

      I’m excited to hear that your family is your WHY. Keep doing great things!!


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