This is a question I ask all of my clients. Would you be able to answer for yourself? I encourge you to dive deep and find what makes you tick or desire the change you seek. Is it to prove a point to yourself or others? Is your motivation to decrease your risk of a chronic condition? Do you have an event coming up? Are you unhappy and need a change?
Once you have a better understanding of what your motivation is, one must remind themselves often. Just like showering motivation does not last and we must do it often. Put up pictures, quotes, or other reminders. Tell yourself affirmations daily to stay focused.
Behavior change is hard especially when first starting out. The key is to have your motivation clearly laid out to keep you moving forward if you slip or it gets challenging.