Often a transition from couch potato to active individual is brought about by an upheaval. Again, a sufficient lever to promote you into action as opposed to sitting back and being 'reactionary'. This can be a threat of ill health (such as a doctor's dressing down of your lifestyle), a failed attempt at a 20km hike or a sudden realisation that you are under and below a level of health/fitness that you thought you were. Seizing on these 'opportunities' are a great way to propel you forward into your new habit forming action. Seizing that moment and beginning 'now' rather than later creates urgency which results in you being more likely to follow the momentum you are creating.
Often the path you have travelled has lessons to help you move forward, and there is nothing wrong with allowing these lessons and experiences to resurface, as long as they help move you forward. In fact, they can be the key to moving forward from long held beliefs...
A recent exercise in laundry installation led me to a realisation that has ramifications beyond just being able to feel that you are the Alpha Male.
In small moments can be found the most significant realisations, if you are present enough to identify the lesson.
Knowing your own strengths and when to call in the professionals is most important - especially when you know better!