What is your why? By Coach Chris.
What makes you get out of bed in the morning and come to a cold gym?
What makes you come to the gym after a hard day at work?
What is your why?
There are so many reasons out there, everybody has a different one.
Some may be as simple as wanting to be fitter/stronger/healthier, or maybe to have more energy to play with the kids or the dogs, some may be as simple as to earn the beers!
On the other side of that, some may be very complex and personal to the individual.
Me personally, for my training, whatever it is, I love the physical and mental push of getting the best out of myself. I want to see what my body and mind is really capable of.
I understand everyone is on their own journey and it is our job to bring people together and give you the best opportunity to express yourself and work towards your goals, your why, in a safe, fun environment.
Your why is extremely important, it’s the thing that makes you get up and get to the gym. It’s the thing that helps you push through those dark times during training, when training is tough, when you’re mid 20min AMRAP staring at a wall ball, when you’re sitting on the bike for the 10th interval, some of my favourite things by the way, anyway enough about that.
1 or 2 strategies that might help …
Here are 1 or 2 strategies I’ve found to be very helpful in keeping my on-track, or reminding me when I lose hope or doubt myself (because sooner or later that will happen).
Write down your why, it could be 1, it could be 2, just pencil down a couple of reasons why you want to train, why you like training. A notepad or your phone is all you need. You can look at these anywhere, anytime, before you go to bed, when you wake up, anytime.
Another simple one is to tell your partner or friend, have somebody there to hold you accountable. The simple fact of writing it down or saying it automatically makes it more ‘real’ and then it’s out there.
Applying it to all sorts of areas of your life.
Once you’ve got your training why down, you can apply this to all sorts of areas in your life, whether it be work, study or food!
For example, why am I eating healthy instead of junk… Well, I want the nutritional benefits to help my training, which is to get stronger and fitter.
Don’t stress if you slip away from your why or your training, everybody does. That’s what makes a why and an accountable partner there so important, it’s there to bring you back in line when you’re ready.
Be committed, if not for us, for yourself. You deserve it.
Always remember, come in, smile, work hard and have fun!