Your Big Why?

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Yesterday I kicked off the first of five posts that are going to help you to reach your goals that you have set for the 2011 year. In it I talked about looking back at the goals you have set and to re-examine them. I also reiterated to you that you need to recommit to those goals and that I would tell you my #1 strategy that  I use to help me re-commit. So, today that is what I am going to do.

When clients come to me and ask me if  I can help them lose weight I always ask them, ” Why do you want to lose weight?” I know that the question seems ridiculous for me to ask, but the reality is we all have different motivations for doing something and unless you truly know “why” you want to achieve something your likelihood of success is diminished.

So, if you want a surefire way to re-commit yourself the best way to do this is to look at your goals and ask yourself, “Why do I want to achieve this goal?” The stronger the “why” the stronger the goal and the greater chance of success.

Let me give you an example.

Poor “why” – I want to lose 20 pounds because I know I need to.

Strong “why” –  I want to lose 20 pounds because  I want to have enough energy to play with my kids and also prevent me from getting an illness from being overweight.

Can you see the difference in the two? The first one does not have a strong enough purpose behind it. As where the second gives you a stronger sense of purpose.

So, what is your “Why” and does it have a strong purpose behind it. I guarantee you if you come up with a strong enough “why” your re-commitment to your goals will be achieved.

Tomorrow I am going to give you a simple plan approach to achieve all of your goals that you set for 2011!

In health,

Coach Dave

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I am a husband, father of 2 girls (I was told that I was meant to be King)! I have been in the fitness industry since graduating from the University of Florida back in 97. I had the privilege to do an internship with the world renowned Dr. Cooper and the Cooper Aerobics Center. My initial start after graduating was as a personal trainer at a small private personal training studio in Orlando. After eight months, I moved to Dallas and worked as a personal trainer and manager for the Premier Athletic Club in Dallas. Since that time I have continued to work as a fitness professional in a variety of roles. Most recent is the development of America's # 1Lifestyle program for Working Moms called "Working Mom Workouts." I enjoy working with my clients and helping people reach their fitness goals.

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