Healthy Habits: Why Your Why Matters

Here we are at the beginning of April. One-quarter of this year has already passed! How do you feel about your progress in making healthier habits? Are you making progress on your health goals? You may have had a goal of losing a certain amount of weight in this new year and were hoping you would be at a particular point by now. Are you?

Most people find they have either lost interest, defaulted to their old habits or just plain given up trying. I hope that’s not you but in case you find yourself somewhere in there, I would like to make a suggestion that might help you get back on track.

It doesn’t really matter what your goal was – losing weight, drinking more water, cleaning up your diet, practicing intermittent fasting, exercising regularly, balancing cholesterol or blood sugar, lowering blood pressure – they all have one thing in common. They all affect the length and quality of your life. So here’s my suggestion:

Find your big, overriding reason for doing any of that. I know, it sounds too simple but please don’t just scroll past this and ignore it. If you do not have a good enough reason to make a change, you will not have the motivation and persistence to do the easy things much less tackle the more challenging ones! Every single, little baby step you take consistently will build momentum. But without that “why” under-girding them, they won’t carry you through. Your why has to be personal and important enough to you. My why won’t work for you. So this will take some time of honest thought and reflection.

If you want to drop 20 pounds but it’s because you want your significant other to be proud of you or you want to look great at your niece’s wedding, that may not be a big enough why. Remember, I mentioned above that every one of those changes are connected to longevity and your quality of life. You can live a long life but not necessarily a healthy, vibrant one. You want quality and quantity. Why? Keep asking yourself why – keep going deeper. Just keep pulling that thread and get to your core reason.

It will make all the difference in the world.

Do you know what your real, powerful, important reason is for making any changes in your life? Are you willing to find out?

About amusico

I am a holistic health coach and independent nutritional consultant. All my coaching plans are based on my 3-D Living program and a big part of that are the Youngevity Products and Supplements I proudly offer! Visit my website at http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com and learn more about the products and my coaching plans!
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8 Responses to Healthy Habits: Why Your Why Matters

  1. Ivey Rorie says:

    Doing well on goals and gaining momentum. Boy, what a nice place to be. Charity and I both set a goal to pray more in tongues. That one goal, and sticking with it, sure helps all the other goals.

  2. Holly Scherer says:

    Really good advice!

    When I’m struggling with a goal, I always go to my why. But what I’ve struggled with recently is my why being too long-term and nebulous to mean anything to me today. As it pertains to my health, I want to live a long, healthy, disease-free life. It’s not always easy for me to make the right choice based on something that’s 20 – 40 years in the future. So I’ve been trying to focus on more short-term whys like feeling confident in my body.

    • amusico says:

      That is such a great point Holly. I’m down the road from you and my goal is pretty clear because I’m here now – I want to stay
      active and healthy to enjoy these grandbabies and be able to do what I want. But 20 years ago my “why” was definitely different.
      You are very smart to find that reason that resonates most strongly today.

  3. JD Wininger says:

    What a great post Ms. Ann. It all comes down to the “Why” indeed ma’am; in many areas of our lives. Both inspiring and convicting ma’am. Thank you for giving me a truth-based kick in the pants to stay the course.

    • amusico says:

      Thank you, as always, for your kindness and encouragement. I can honestly say you can add to your “why” that the world (and I) needs
      your voice speaking truth, especially now!

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