Is Your Comfort Zone Holding You Back?
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 sweat on the floor. You’re safely in your comfort zone, pushing what you think you’re capable of. 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. Your comfort zone is your routine. You’re also probably not seeing any serious improvement, gains, or results. You’ve plateaued. Peaked. Every morning, you look at the scale and wonder to yourself when the last ten pounds will go away. You feel frustrated, and don’t understand why despite working out regularly you don’t look like that dude from 300 yet. Where are those damned abs?
The answer is simple. 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. You must get used to feeling very uncomfortable at least once each day. That feeling of discomfort will bring with it the results you want.
To Get Great Results, You Must Get Uncomfortable
I see it all the time, even with extreme programs such as P90X or even Insanity. In the first round, people almost always see big changes, but often in the second round, folks know the program and get lulled into a rhythm. They lose their focus and intensity. They get too comfortable. They start going through the motions. They no longer “bring it.” I know how easy it is to settle into a comfort zone because it happened to me. After several months of peaking, I refocused and brought the same intensity to my workouts that I felt on the first day. I’m still getting stronger and only inches away from my goal of getting completed shredded.
Comfortable is your enemy! 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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