Have you ever watched Extreme Makeover: Home Edition? I was just talking about these shows this weekend…what about personal transformation shows?! Like the one with Chris Powell, I LOVE THEM!
They are super inspiring to watch and I guarantee they can make any bad day better!
Speaking of personal transformations, one of the most inspiring celebrity stories over the past decade happens to be one of my favorite actors. He shares a lot of important information about his transformation that you can take-away and apply to your own life. Can you guess who it is?
So … you know who Chris Pratt is, right?! I love him on Parks & Recreation. He is hilarious and who doesn’t love Andy Dwyer? He also has been great in other roles, like Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic Park.
Making the jump from TV to movies was a tough one for him. When he played Andy on Parks & Rec, his character was out of shape, and the actor actually reached 300 pounds at one point. After Parks & Rec, when he tried to level up his career with movie roles, Chris was told by the movie studios that he was too big.
Instead of giving up, he took it as a personal challenge. He took some big actions to transform how he looked and how he felt. He kicked his workouts up a few notches and he also changed his diet a lot. We’ve all seen the results. I mean he went from Andy to Star Lord. He has also gone on to be in many movies and has even become a fitness icon.
Here’s a quote he gave in an interview:
“Six months seems like a long time unless you’re looking backwards... all you have to do is just a few things everyday and remain consistent, and time will fly just as fast as it flies if you’re working hard or not.”
Pretty inspiring, right?
I love this story because it is the perfect illustration of the power of having a strong “WHY.”
You know how coaches always talk about finding your underlying reason WHY you want to make a change? And to keep your “WHY” in mind, to help motivate you and drive your actions?
Chris Pratt wanted to take on new challenges in his career and, Hollywood being Hollywood, he had to look like the roles he was going for. That was a pretty big WHY.
It turns out it wasn’t only about advancing his career. He had another WHY … he has also said in a lot of interviews that when he was heavier, he felt tired all the time and depressed. Then, he said when he got into shape, those feelings went away. Another big “WHY” to stick with the program.
So … that leads me to a question for YOU today.
What is YOUR why? What’s your reason driving you forward to working on your goals?
Maybe for you it’s about finding more energy, or keeping up with your kids, or feeling more confident and proud of yourself?
If you are interested in knowing my WHY, read this blog about why I started GET FIT Hendersonville.
If you don’t know your WHY yet … spend a few minutes thinking about it today! You’ll know it’s right when you feel it at a gut level and you can’t stop thinking about it.
If you need some help establishing a why and healthy habits stay tuned because on Friday I will be giving you the exact directions on how to get started!