Have you ever stopped to think about what it is exactly that you want?
Sure, you might have an idea of what it is that you’re working towards.
Maybe you want to get stronger.
Maybe you want to get leaner.
Maybe you want to get healthier.
You might even go a step further and start talking about what you think you might do to make these things happen.
Maybe you’ll eat better.
Maybe you’ll be more physically active.
Maybe you’ll prioritize sleep.
But how often do you ask yourself what these words mean?
These words are thrown around so often that it’s easy to completely overlook the “what”, the “how”, and, perhaps most importantly, the “why” behind them.
Take a deep breath.
Think about what you want.
Want to eat better?
Start by defining “better”.
What’s that look like?
What outcomes are you looking for?
Why do they matter?
How does this affect your life?
The same can be said for, say, “healthier”.
You won’t get what you want until you clearly define it.
You might find that your goals aren’t actually about your goals.
The weight loss isn’t about the number on the scale.
The strength isn’t about the plates on the bar.
The bloodwork isn’t about the values on the page.
Their about what steps you had to take to make them happen.
The person you had to become to take those steps.
These metrics matter only as evidence of your growth.
Becoming who it is that you know you deserve to be.
Living the life that you know you deserve to live.
But it starts with getting a clear picture of who that is.
What that life looks like.
Figuring this out probably won’t be easy.
It’ll probably be a process that never ends.
You’re worth the effort, though.
You’ve got this.