Ready, set...GO ALL IN! 😃
A new month is the perfect opportunity to go all out on your health and fitness! I’m so glad you are here and ready to do that with us. By joining this group you have committed to yourself and your goals, and we’re going to hold you to it! That’s what we’re here for. 😉
We’re also here to challenge and push each other, and that starts today with Challenging Our Comfort Zone with our fitness! This first week is all about pushing your mind and body past your own limiting thoughts and beliefs to give all out 100% effort. 💯 But how do you know whether you’re already giving it 100% or whether it’s time to push it? Well, we will get to that. But first, a brief disclaimer about what I mean by going ‘all out’ this month...
🚨When I talk about pushing it, challenging yourself or giving it your all – I simply want you to be giving it YOUR best effort. And that won’t look the same as other people going all out. And it won’t even look the same as you going all out in a different season of your life. I just ask that you challenge yourself to give YOUR best every day.
Ok and so how do you know when it’s time to challenge and push yourself in your workouts?
Your workout feels easy. If you don’t feel like you gave it everything you had or feel that invigorating rush at the end of your workout 😅, then it’s time to push it harder to get out of that comfort zone. On those last few reps or those last few minutes or seconds of cardio, if you don’t feel like you are ready to totally tap out, then it’s too easy. (*Unless you have restrictions or injuries)
You aren’t sore. I’m sure we’ve all felt that muscle soreness a day or two after a good workout or after getting back into things. It’s impossible to use stairs, sit down or wash your hair. 😫 But it’s pretty satisfying to know that you worked THAT hard that your muscles are literally tearing apart and rebuilding themselves. 💪 And while you don’t want to be so sore that you can’t even function, a bit of soreness in different muscles indicates that you are continually pushing yourself to become stronger. 👌
Your workouts are comfortable. You should feel excited to do your workout but also a bit apprehensive or nervous about it because you know it will challenge you. If doing your workout doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable, it’s not challenging you. 👎 And if your body is not being challenged, it’s not going to change. So don’t waste your effort. Get uncomfortable to get those results!
If you just realized that you haven’t been challenging yourself in your workouts, then don’t fret, because the rest of this week is all about what we can do to push past that comfort zone while we kick sugar to the curb!