Alan Watts: "All ideas of self-improvement and of becoming or getting something in the future relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves."
This is exactly how you should approch your health. For us and Healthy Exertion's, this quote sums up the correct motivation. This is how you can achieve health, and age with dignity, instead of chasing youth. If you don't do it this way, you will be disappointed with your achievements, because it won't last. To us being an athlete, or health enthusiast, with the motivation that there is something wrong with you is a remedy for disaster. However, to approach your health journey with empowerment and understanding on the "why" of your motivation, you will be victorious.