Yesterday was a good one. It was a fairly normal day, but it didn’t involve having to await ANY sort of test results from doctors. I feel like for the past month, we’ve been awaiting some sort of test results for either Hunter or me that’s been wearing me out with anxiety. It feels nice to know that we’re all healthy and happy for now – praying that it continues! Thanks for those of you that commented yesterday regarding Hunter’s situation!
Another highlight of yesterday was teaching my 4:30 PM BodyPump class! It’s become one of my favorite classes to teach each week. The room is packed and the energy is high – it’s awesome!
Yesterday I challenged my class to choose a track and increase their weight for it. During our cool down, a few of my class members shared which track they increased their weight for and each of them said they felt stronger, yet it wasn’t as difficult as they thought it might be. I reminded them that we are often stronger than we think and we can surprise ourselves if we put our mind to it!
I think it’s easy to continue to stay within our comfort zone at times (in fitness and in life!) because it’s what we know and it’s fairly easy, right? We can give ourselves excuses up the wazoo, but when it comes down to it, we won’t see changes until we step outside that comfort zone and challenge ourselves.
If you’re wanting to see a change in your body, add in a few more repetitions, increase that weight, tack on another mile to your run, try out a different fitness class or workout – keep your body guessing! You’ve got to challenge yourself to create change.
Think about where you want to challenge yourself in your workouts this week and go for it! What do you have to lose?!
Where will YOU challenge yourself this week in your workouts?
What about your life? Is there an area where you know you should step out of your comfort zone to see growth?
Do you have an inspiring story where you challenged yourself & saw results from it? Please share! (In life or fitness!)