You know what they say… Change happens when you move outside of your comfort zone… If everything is easy, we don’t really accomplish too much…
This morning, did 30 minutes of intense cardio with Shawn T and then I also had chest and triceps on my workout calendar and I was not sure how I would find the energy for that… I had every excuse rolling around in my mind at that moment… Well, I really don’t have time, well I’m kind of tired, well I can maybe do it later, well maybe I’ll do this one tomorrow… And on it goes… I made a decision at that moment that I was going to do this no matter what. I got the 53-minute tempo chest and triceps workout done (wow, what a tough workout!) and then was super happy with myself afterwards and actually felt rejuvenated!
Why push ourselves?
It is true when we push ourselves outside of “easy” and outside of what we are comfortable with or what we WANT to do that we really make progress.
Shawn T week day number two is complete ✅ as well as day 79 of my 91 day beast and Core challenge✅. Feeling so accomplished now! 👍💪🏻😁. Time for my morning chocolate superfood and recovery drink then hit the shower to get ready for a super busy workday doing housecalls then 8 hours of walk-in clinic!
Have a great day!!! Do something outside of your comfort zone today and see what happens!
I have to admit…the workout this morning was a killer one! 9 rounds of hopping, jumping, twisting, pushing, pulling…on the floor, then off the floor …yup, not an ounce of energy left by the time I was done this 38 minute workout!! 😳. I guess a person can think of it this way…by pushing yourself to do something that is difficult and outside what would be considered “easy” that is how you grow and improve! Bonus…I guess it was worth pushing myself today …I will be stronger for the next time and I am building my self-discipline ‘muscle’ which will help me in many other areas of my life too! 😁👍
Wait! …Isn’t it just easier to stay in my comfort zone?
Each of us has our own “comfort zone” which is far more than a describable place. It is a mental, emotional and behavioral place that kind of is all about the routine of our daily life. When we are in our “comfort zone”, it suggests the place of safety, familiarity and security for us. Being in this place has us comfy and calm, has minimal emotional change, and even is somewhat free of worry. People create a comfort zone at times to have a healthy place to go to relax and enjoy life, which is fine. BUT, stepping out of our comfort zone is what it will take to actually change, grow and transform our lives!!
Experiencing some stress here and there and facing fears is actually a good thing. If all you ever do is strive to stay wrapped up in your little cocoon, keeping warm and cozy, you may be missing out on quite a lot in life. Perhaps you will have little to no new experiences, minimal challenges, and take no risks.
Taking no risks and not facing fears = ZERO progress in life!
Be sure to take time to look at the big picture in your life. It is important to look at every area when thinking about this concept… such as business, personal, family, health, fitness, financial, emotional etc… If you have a hard time stepping out of your comfort zone you may experience difficulty making changes, growing in life, and ultimately, improving your life in amazing ways! Remember, growing as an individual actually helps you to keep up with the times, define your passions and to help give your life personal meaning.
In simple terms, what we fear most about challenging ourselves is that we may fail and/or get hurt in the process. IF we let this stop us, we will never achieve anything! Consider this one…the majority of us totally have the ability to rise up, face fears, overcome obstacles and totally succeed in accomplishing new and challenging things! We just have to WANT to!
Be open minded, face your fears and for heaven’s sake…life live to the fullest by taking chances, challenging yourself and making progress and growing as a person…you will be so HAPPY that you did !!
PS. If you have trouble moving out of your comfort zone due to extreme fear, it may be time to recruit the help of a coach to help you to overcome those fears… life is too short! Time to LIVE!
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