Why Ignoring Your WHY Keeps You From Losing Weight

It’s pretty normal in the business world to you hear people talk about setting clear goals.

What about at the beginning of the year? Did you set any New Year’s Resolutions?

Those are goals right?

Here’s the deal, though.

It’s really hard to reach a goal when you don’t know WHY you are doing it.  I think this is especially important when you have weight loss goals.

Why do you want to lose weight? Is your reason strong enough? Are you clear about your why?

Anyone who wants to lose weight will have a reason behind it.

It could be for physical reasons, so it’ll be easier to move around.

It could be for vanity reasons so you’ll look better in your clothes (think High School class reunion).

Or it could be for health reasons.

Whatever the reason you want to lose weight, you need to get clear about it.

You need to instill those thoughts into your daily thinking. Get passionate about it.

If you don’t keep it at the forefront of your mind, it’s likely you’ll just forget about it.

If you don’t have some passion and determination behind your goals, it’s likely you will give up before you reach them.

Some Questions To Ask Yourself To Help You Develop A Strong Why

What will it feel like if you reach your goal?

What will it feel like if you give up?

Which feeling do you like better?

Will reaching this goal make you feel better mentally and physically?

Do you have big plans for when you reach this goal? If not, start making big plans so you have an added bonus when you reach your weight loss goal.

Will losing weight help you live longer?

Will it help control some medical condition?

If you don’t lose weight how low will your quality of life be? And how much shorter will your lifespan be?

Aren’t feeling better and extending your life worth your efforts?

How will it feel when you fit into your smaller jeans and shirts?

How will you feel if you don’t get back into smaller clothes?

Which of those feelings do you like better?

Bottom Line

Remember, no matter what goal you want to achieve in life, whether it’s with weight loss or some other goal, it’s well worth getting a strong why and a strong determination to reach it.

Get a support group if you need to. Give yourself daily pep-talks. Write down your why and post it all over your house.

Get behind your reason why and remind yourself of it several times each day and you might just see quicker results.

Does your WHY play a part in helping you reach your weight loss or health goals?

Learn more: Keep reading about how you can avoid this problem and avoid the #1 reason you aren’t losing weight


Losing weight is hard. If you ignore this then reaching your goal will be even harder.