Published December 12, 2012

12 Days of Fitness 12: What Do You Really Want?

by Guest Author
12 days of fitness day 12

It seems fitting that we end our 12 Days of Fitness with guest author wellness coach Lisa Haupert. Lisa's words of wisdom help guide clients to lasting weight loss and a healthier life. She knows first-hand what she speaks of, too: Lisa has herself lost over 115 pounds and now runs half-marathons. Lisa's tip is about using your most important weight loss tool—your brain—to figure out what you really want. Take it away, Lisa.

What is it you want? No, no. What is it you "really" want? have the energy to complete your work day and then truly enjoy each and every evening?

Oh, I hear you now. What you said you really, really want is to go into the next phase of your life knowing that you have done everything you can to be free of the typical "lifestyle diseases" of our culture. Oh, and that too.

You want to be able to hike in the mountains with your teenagers and to have the energy to complete your work day and then truly enjoy each and every evening. And that too: You want to look darn good when you walk into that room of strangers at the conference.

Knowing where you are headed helps you lose weight.

Getting in touch with your deepest motivators for being fit and trim is perhaps the most important thing you can do to get there. If you don't know where you want to go, you'll never get there.

And once you find THE motivator for you, there may be nothing that can stop you

Lisa Haupert

The series is wrapped up! But no can see all the earlier days here and learn from the weight loss, fitness and life experts 'in the know.' Day 1 (Keep Exercise Fun), Day 2 (Making the Impossible Possible), Day 3 (Healthy Holidays), Day 4 (Quickie Time), Day 5 (Walk the Doggiesaur), Day 6 (Fitness Games People Play), Day 7 (Are You Really Hungry?), Day 8 (No Weight Loss One-Hit Wonders), Day 9 (A Change of Attitude Causes 100 Lb. Weight Loss), Day 10 (HIIT Your Fat Stores Where It Hurts), Day 11 (The Secret Rewards of Hiking).