What is your WHY? I love this idea of figuring out why we do what we do. And I've had this general sense of why I exercise, why I work hard, why I read books about becoming a better person and a better professional. I recently realized that my WHY is STRENGTH.

Being strong is this overarching concept in my life right now.

Strong physically so I can keep up, feel good, be agile, live a long time. Never feel the way I did when I broke my back. So I won't be weak or feeble as I age. 

Strong emotionally so I can keep up with the challenges that my boys keep throwing at me. So I can overcome professional hurdles. 

Strong mentally so again I can live a long and productive life. So I won't fall victim to debilitating dementia that has claimed so many in my family.

I'm a work in progress. Some days when I exercise I don't feel like I can get through. I cringe. I strain. I pause. But I never quit.

I still struggle with the emotional strength. I know it's there. I just have to dig way deeper sometimes to find it. But I work hard at it daily, trying to take the lessons learned from pushing through exercise and pushing through those days with my kids that push me over the edge.

So what is your WHY? What are your goals when it comes to wellness? If you could define your WHY and your goals in one word, what would it be?


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