I think the FIRST thing anyone has to do before you start your fitness program (or anything in life) is to find your WHY. Because if you don't have your WHY, the moment that it starts to get hard or you feel like you can't see to the end or you skip a day because you were too tired and getting back into the mode of things seems too difficult - your WHY has to push you through. It has to be bigger than taking 5 steps backwards so that you can take 20 steps forward.
Besides what I mentioned in my Fitness Inspiration, I think some of my lack of doing a fitness routine was FEAR. Fear of not liking it, what would I do next? Fear of not being successful at it. Fear of lack of coordination. Oh the list could probably go on. But we have to get PAST the fear. We can't live in fear. We need to live through it and come out on the other side with flying colors.
This is such a great video... please take a moment to watch it. I typed the words at the bottom as well (if you are more of a visual person - like me.) It's so good about getting past the fear and creating your WHY that I wanted to share that here.
than that knockdown
Buster Douglas got knocked out
Nobody every got knocked out by Mike Tyson and ever got back up
It was almost a 10 count
He was stumbling
4... 3... 2...
ONE ... ding ding ding
Saved by the bell
He goes to his corner
The whole world is like yup that's it...
Once he comes back out that's it
Mike's gonna just hammer him
And exactly that, Mike Tyson came out "like I got him"
I've got this kid up against the ropes
Listen to me right now
Life's got you up against the rope
You can't give up
You can't give in
Listen to me, if it was easy...
Everybody would do it
And if life's got you backed up
I need you to do what Buster Douglas did
Buster Douglas started fighting back!
And the world was shocked!
The Goliath has been knocked down
And they went to Buster Douglas
They asked Buster Douglas simply, What Happened?
And Buster Douglas said listen to me
It's real simple...
Before my mother died
She told the whole world
that I was gonna beat Mike Tyson
and 2 days before the fith
my mother died
Buster Douglas had a decision to make
When his mother died
he could die with his mother
or he could make a decision
I could wake up and I can live for mom
And he knocked Mike Tyson out simply because
His WHY was GREATER than the punch
His WHY was GREATER than the defeat
His WHY was GREATER than his tribulation
And I'm telling you
If you don't know what your WHY is
And your WHY isn't STRONG
You're gonna get knocked out every single day"