The “WHY”

Most of us know the “What”. What we want to accomplish. What our goals are. What we wish we looked like. But not a lot of focus on the “Why”. Why do you want to reach the goal? Why do you want to accomplish _________ (fill in the blank)?

So here’s my “What” but also my “Why”.

What: To lose weight, get fit and healthy, to enjoy my life and boost my confidence.

Why: I’ve stated this briefly in previous post. I looked in the mirror and was disgusted with what I saw. I could barely stand to look at myself. This sent me into a depression spiral which affected me and my family. You know the saying, “if mama ain’t happy, no ones happy”. And it was true. My mood affected everyone around me. It increased the frequency of my migraines to the point where I had about 4-5 days a month with a mild to no headache. Yes, I lived in a constant state of pain and I refused to take most medicines for it. I do not like painkillers. I don’t like the way they make me feel. So my first why is to like myself again. To be able to look in the mirror and not want to throw up or cry. Side note: Since changing my diet and exercising regularly, I am off all my daily medications to regulate and help prevent my migraines. I average 2 a month now that last only a couple of hours to a couple of days instead of one that lasted up to 15 days.

My second why is medical. I went to the doctors for my migraines, again. We did the usual weigh-in and I hated the number. But what got me thinking and wanting to change is the fact that on my paperwork it said “morbidly obese” The obese part didn’t bother me so much as I already knew that part. It was the morbidly part that struck me. I’m in my 30’s, I can’t die yet. I have a whole lot of life to live and I don’t want to leave my kids or husband. My kids are almost grown now. My daughter is 18 and in college. My middle son is 17 and my baby son is getting ready to turn 13. But they still keep us busy. I want to watch them grow and have lives of their own. I want to see my grand babies (not for at least another 5 years). I want to grow old with the man I married, The man I love more today than I did yesterday.

I want to feel sexy. Who doesn’t right?!?! I often tease my husband that I don’t care about the women before me. There is a reason you are not with them. I only care about the one who will come after me. I want to do everything I can to make sure there is no woman after me (unless I’m dead…. well ). To do that is to have me like me again, to feel sexy. I really don’t care if I look sexy to anyone other than my husband. I want the confidence to strut around (in our bedroom, of course) is some skimpy outfit to turn him on. I’m sure that probably falls in the TMI category but I’m keeping it real. This is my why.

I want to be an inspiration to others. To help them reach their “what” and defining their “why”. I’m a stubborn person and I hate change. I’m OCD so changing things is hard for me. Really, really hard. But, if I can do it, so can you.

My last why is I want to eat better. I have many food restrictions due to the migraines. I have to avoid a lot of foods and drinks that are triggers for me. So my old way of eating was hindering my health. Like I said in a previous post, my hubby and I really committed to our transformation in April 2017. We started a form of the Ketogenic eating plan. We each have out macro goals to reach each day. Our trainer helps us determine what those goals are every couple of months. Sometimes it is more often if we hit a plateau. I really hadn’t embraced it as a lifestyle change until recently. Probably January 2018 is when I flipped a switch in my mind. This is going to be my life from now on. So now I am having more fun with it. I’m compiling a cookbook of recipes I have found and a few originals. I will be sharing some here for you to try.

So what is your “what” and your “why” Leave a comment below. We would like to know so we can help encourage you to reach your “what” Whatever it is.

Be blessed my friends.

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