You know what I’m talking about. You’re whistling through your workouts. Humming while you lift. Daydreaming as you go through the motions. What you’re not doing is giving your very best. Not pushing past the burn. Not throwing it on the floor. You’re safely in your comfort zone. You work out just enough to not feel like a total wimp, to feel like you’re doing something, but not enough where discomfort has become second nature to you. You’re also probably not seeing any improvement, gains, or results. You’ve plateaued. You’re looking at the scale and wonder to yourself when the last ten pounds will go away. You feel frustrated, and wonder why despite working out you don’t look like that dude from 300 yet.
The answer is simple really. The problem is your comfort zone. As long as you’re in it, you won’t be seeing great results anytime soon. The bottom line is this–your comfort zone is holding you back. The only way to get better is to go beyond it. You must push yourself harder today than you did yesterday. All the things you want is just a little bit past your comfort zone. It’s that way with exercise and pretty much life in general. If you don’t become friends with discomfort, learn to be happy with average.
If you want to know a little bit more about what it means to go beyond your comfort zone, check out this video below. I haven’t seen Remember the Titans yet, but I want to now. But first, gotta work out. Don’t want to let this great motivation go to waste!
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