We have learned one important fact through the years after working with so many different types of members: Those who stay and keep at it every day find that personal motivation helps them seek a more quality life, more satisfying work, and a reason to be fit.
We are recognizing the power of personal motivation by sharing our Find Your Reason™ campaign. This is part of a national campaign that helps people identify their true personal motivations, those that are much deeper and more meaningful than just wanting to be in shape. People begin fitness programs for a variety of reasons, but it is those with strong personal ties that stick with it year after year.
Your own personal motivation might be right in front of you and you never realized it. Maybe you work out now so that you’ll be there for your children when they need you the most. Maybe you work out for a spouse so that you can grow old together and enjoy an active retirement. Even that old picture in the drawer of you embarrassingly out of shape can be a powerful motivator if you use it correctly.
I want you to go deeper and really get to the underlying root for why you want to get in shape. Your reason is not to lose 30 pounds, drop two sizes, or lose 3 inches in your waist. That is the outcome you want to achieve not the reason. You have to keep asking yourself why. Say to yourself, “When I achieve this goal it will make me feel this, and in turn I will be a better person because x, y, or z.” Fill in the blanks and get detailed.
From there I want you to get a picture that represents your reason. This could be one of yours, one from a magazine, or one you even draw. On the back of this picture I want you to write out your goal and your reason for achieving this goal in a clear and concise statement. Now post this reason for you to see multiple times per day either at your desk, on a lanyard, on your mirror in your bathroom, or on your car dash. Let it be known to others and get some good accountability.
We feel strongly about helping people positively change their lives but, if someone is unsuccessful and leaves here without making change, then we have failed our mission. We are dedicating this year to helping every single person in Ramona find his or her personal strength and drive to make it the best year you have ever had. Find Your Reason this year, to live, to work, and to be fit.
Take a look at these areas and start making some changes. Good luck and please check out my website www.ramonastrainer.com for articles, workouts, videos, and how you can get started on your path to you, only better!