Y do u do what u do?


Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderfully blessed day..

I have received several emails about this blog and if I would repost it!  Thank you for your comments.   Here is the repost. Enjoy!

Have you ever asked yourself why you do certain things?

Do you do it for pure enjoyment, pleasure or satisfaction, or do you do it just as a mundane task that you do without any regard – you know, just a boring routine that you follow week in and week out.  Why do you do it?

Well, whatever the reason you do what you do is, it is because there is a benefit or reward somewhere in it for you or someone else– whether we like doing it or not.

Let’s take church for example. We go Sunday after Sunday, (or even weekdays),we read our bible, pray, and worship routinely…why? Is it just out of habit? Nah, I don’t think that, but I know it pleases God and, hopefully you, knowing that you are pleasing Him!

Hmmm..why do you do, what you do? 

The same concept can apply for work.  The average work day is 5 days a week, Monday – Friday.  We go to our jobs like clockwork.  Why do we work; that’s really a no-brainer, it will be a long list all of they reasons  why we work!

Back to exercise.  I asked two of my exercise classes this  question “why do you do what you do?” 

The responses were pretty amazing!  A few of them were the same, but many of the responses were very different.  One response was to “be sexy again”!  And another was “for my family”.   One expressed the benefit for themselves and one expressed the benefit of what they do is for others; both positive.

Now ask yourself – even if you don’t exercise – why do you do what you do?  If you don’t exercise there’s gotta be a some sort of reason behind it, right?   I would really love to see the responses!  You can all take part in this – exercisers and non-exercisers!  I really would like to see (read) “why you do what you do”…

One responder replied that “I just don’t like it” (exercise).  That was a very honest response!

If you want me to share my list of “why I do what I do”, I will!

Let me see what you have to say! Please leave me a comment!

..and have a great day!!!

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6 Responses to “Y do u do what u do?”

  1. Hunterwriter Says:

    I rarely exercise because there is no enjoyment in it and that is mainly because I rarely see any results for the effort. I know that is not a good excuse but it’s the truth.

    HunterWriter

    • Sidney West; Certified Fitness Evangelist Says:

      thank you for your reply, hunterwriter!
      there are many who do not find “enjoyment” in exercise. do you do any type of physical activity – walking, golf; if you have a dog-walk the dog, playing with the kids, dancing? or get a few friends togehter and do something. the key is to find something that you enjoy doing. patience is also important – you said you rarely see any results. you gotta keep at it! you said “rarely” so at some point you felt or witnessed some benefit/change, i hope. i really appreciate your reply, please feel free to email or call if you would like to start on something again! i would love to work with you..

  2. Sidney West; Certified Fitness Evangelist Says:

    thanks for your reply, chelle! so your list of y u do what u do is not only for you, but for you family, too. and it is good to see that didn’t give up even tho sometimes there is a setback! keep on doing what you’re doing and before you know it those 20-30 lbs will be gone!

  3. Chelle Says:

    Cuz, I used to exercise a lot when I was in college back in the day. But when I got married, I got away from it. About a year ago I decided that I am not getting any younger and that I wanted to do my part to ensure that I was on this Earth as long as God allowed me to be to enjoy my daughter. So, not only did I start exercising again, I started eating healthier. I stumbled here & there along the way but I didn’t throw in the tow completely because I knew in the back of my mind that all the hard work is worth it! As a result, I have lost 30 lbs (with 20-30 more to lose) but even more than that I FEEL healthier & happier cause I can do with my daughter & I know I am doing my part to spend more time with her!

  4. Teresa Says:

    I exercise to get my sexy back! But also to be healthier. I wish I had the habits of eating healthy at a younger age, but it’s never too late. I never thought about doing it for my family but yes I am doing it for my family as well. I’m not a grandmother yet but I would like to be around when they do arrive! Eating healthy and exercising, I hope is a teaching tool for my children.

    ~Teresa

    • Sidney West; Certified Fitness Evangelist Says:

      hello teresa and thank you for your reply! go ‘head! you want your sexy back! ain’t nothing wrong with that! one of the benefits of the lifestyle change is they way you look. you’ ve made a very good point about being an example for your children! that is awesome. go on and get your sexy back by continuing to do what you’re doing! have a great day!

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