Finding my WHY...

How did I decide that "this time" was really it?

Well I found my "WHY"!

Why do you need to find your why?  Well I am so glad that you ask that question (and even if you didn't, I'm gonna tell you anyways)!  Your why is the reason why you are doing whatever it is that you decided that it was time to do (that was a mouthful).

Without knowing what your why is, the chance of failure is a lot higher (or at least that is my opinion on the matter).  This opinion comes from me trying to diet/make a life change (or whatever you want to call it) many times before and failing!  I never understood why I wanted to change my life, just that I knew that it was the right thing to do.

Your why gives you purpose,

Your why gives you determination.

Your why gives you strength.

These are all things that you need to keep going when the mountain gets too tough to climb.

So HOW did I find my "Why"?  This took a lot of prayer, thought and support.  I was SO miserable and unhappy.  I was exhausted all the time and struggling with headaches almost every day.  Obesity runs in my family (not sure I believe if it is hereditary or just that I didn't know any better, but that may be for another post).  I was tired of being sick and tired.

So I began to pray for strength and wisdom.  I continued to pray waiting for an answer and waiting for something (anything) to change.  Then one day it hit me like a ton of bricks...I didn't need all the answers.  I didn't need to know anything.  I just needed to start.  Start moving.  Start changing.  God had been waiting for me to take the first step.

I needed to make a change and this time is was NOT ALL ABOUT ME!!!  It was for my kids and my husband.  I want to be able to grow old with my husband and watch our kids become adults and live their lives.  I want to be able to keep up with my kids while they are young and as they grow!  I want to enjoy this time with them.  I want to be able to get down on the floor with them and play instead of laying on the couch falling asleep with a headache as they watch TV.  I want to get outside with them and run around and play!  I want to play tag and hide and seek.  I want to be able to live in the moment with them.  Then the biggest reason that flashed before me...I don't want my children to EVER feel the way that I do.  I don't want my daughter to ever fear or hate the scale.  I don't want them to ever feel sick and tired of being sick and tired.

So that is my "WHY".  Why I wake up every morning at 4:30 AM and go to the gym.  Why I continue to learn about fitness and look for exciting new workouts (see my "workout" Pinterst board for some of the things I have found).  Why I continue to learn about nutrition and the ingredients that go into our favorite foods.  Why we are getting ready to start a 30 day challenge of NO EATING OUT (yes honey, we are really doing this)!  Why I am determined to start meal planning and begin introducing my kids to new foods of all color and that don't involve opening the freezer and getting out a box.

Here are a couple of pins I have found on Pinterst that have been huge motivators (check out this board for more inspiration)....

Via Pinterst

Via Pinterst

Do you know your "WHY"?

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***Please note that by no means am I a professional. I have no formal training of any kind. I am just a girl writing about my own weight loss journey and sharing things that worked for me. Before starting any new life change, please consult your Dr.


  1. I so agree! We need to find our emotional why to find our way. If we don't, we will just be following routines and orders and it will be heavy in the heart. We will easily give up if we don't find the purpose why we're doing what we do.

    Happy for you that you've found your why. Not many people do and I think that's the reason why so many lives are messed up. It's sad really.

  2. Thanks SuperLux! It has been a long journey, but finding my why seems to be the biggest key to my success this time around!

  3. So true. Everyone needs to find their "Why", their reason, their drive. And it needs to be FOR YOU otherwise it is too easy to forget why you are pushing so hard and you falter instead. Thanks for a great post!

    Found you on Wake Up Wednesday Linky

  4. You are certainly the driving force in choosing your why, and in creating change in your life! Good for you to have been introspective and committed to uncovering your why - and best of luck with continuing to be motivated! Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou

  5. Thanks Ladies for the encouragement and stopping by my little blog! !


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