The other day we had an assignment: answer the question “Why are you doing Lean Eating?” Easy, right? I’ve probably written at least a few blog posts on this question already.
But – not done yet. Follow up that first “why” with another 4 “whys”. That’s when it gets a little more interesting.
An example, using my furry monsters:
Why did you get another dog?
–> Because I thought Belle would like a brother.
Why did I think Belle would want a brother?
–> So she would have someone to play with.
And why does she need someone to play with?
–> Because I love the thrill of keeping two 70-pound dogs from taking out my TV while wrestling with each other when my back is turned or I have to (god forbid!) pee.
And then on for another couple of whys. You get the idea.
When doing it for real — the whole why LE question — it took me awhile to come up with an answer that satisfied me. I kept going in the wrong direction, or ending up somewhere that didn’t really feel like me. So, I doggedly kept at it, working it around until it rang true.
And without further ado, here it is:
Why did I decide to join the Lean Eating program?
–> To lose weight and regain my strength.
Why do I want to lose weight and regain strength?
Why do I want to be more active?
Why do I want to get in better shape?
And why do I want to have the body of an athlete?