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How often have you said “I wish I had motivation” whether that was referring to working out, or nutrition we’ve all said it. The problem with that mentality is that motivation, when it does come, is short lived. We don’t need motivation, we need discipline. The discipline to achieve better day after day.

Finding your why the secret to fitness motivation

The easiest way to achieve this is to find your “why” Why do you want to be in shape? Is it just to feel better? Is it just to look better? Maybe you just want abs and you don’t care about anything else. That’s okay! Just be honest with yourself. I choose to be in shape because I enjoy the activities that it allows me to do, I enjoy obstacle course racing, and GORUCK events. Also, being a volunteer fireman I owe it to my team to be in shape.

So you may be thinking you don’t care about any of that. That’s okay, how about just being around to enjoy life longer? That’s a pretty good why in my book. I promise you’ll be able to enjoy more things in your life if you are healthy.

Once you find your why we can look at what you need to do to achieve it, if it is strictly for health The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests that for “substantial health benefits,” adults should get 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking. 150 minutes a week… that’s 25 minutes a day taking Sunday off. Jenna and I usually walk with Graber for 20-30 minutes a day. Not only is it good for us it’s good for him.

The thing is, you don’t have to kill yourself in the gym everyday to be healthy Challenge yourself to commit 30 minutes a day, or more if you’d like, to working on your health.

The biggest step is always the first one. Until next time friends- Cody