Weight Loss & Diet

What's Your "Why"?

Get personal with your goals.
Published November 6, 2018

You know what you want to do: Boost your health and well-being for the long haul. But it’s also important to figure out why you want that. Maybe you’d love to run around with your kids or finish a 5K or just feel good inside and out.

Whatever moves you to join WW—whether to shed pounds or improve your overall wellness—your “why” is what keeps you going when things are going great and when they get tough. The clearer your why is to you, the more focused you’ll be as you work towards your goals.


Finding your why


The more specific your why, the more it can bolster your mojo. Instead of, “I want to be healthy” maybe it’s, “I want to be healthy so I feel better when I wake up in the morning so I can enjoy that time with my family.”

When you know your why, write it down and post it somewhere you’ll see it often. (Keeping it by your toothbrush is handy.)

Your why may change throughout your journey and that’s okay! Keep checking in with it and see how it changes as you make progress towards your goals.