It’s so easy to fall off the bandwagon these days. It’s even easier when you’re alarm goes off at 5:00am and you start telling yourself, “I’m quite comfortable here, warm in bed, it’s going to be very cold outside with the low temp and wind blowing. I feel like I haven’t got enough sleep, I should probably just go back to sleep so I can function for the day.” Can you relate to this?
You know why people give up on their fitness goals? Because it’s uncomfortable..
Exercising for some people is uncomfortable
Cooking healthy meals for some people is uncomfortable
Eating healthy meals for some people is uncomfortable
Giving up 30mins of your day to exercise instead of staying at home, for some people is uncomfortable
Having to track your progress and take measurements, for some people is uncomfortable
Bottom Line: Working towards a health and fitness goal is uncomfortable
But take a second and think right now, when was the last time you worked towards achieving something? Was it a certain KPI at work? A small project at home? Perhaps saving for a holiday or something you wanted to buy?
Whatever that was, I’m going to assume it wasn’t easy and your busted your butt to get it! Am I right?
One could almost say that you worked so hard that you were uncomfortable whilst working towards it, do you see what I’m getting at?
To encourage change within your body you must be uncomfortable. If you are comfortable while working towards a health and fitness goal there’s a very good chance you aren’t encouraging your body to get stronger, toned and burn more fat. Ultimately your body is lazy, it wants to get stronger and firmer to do these exercises more efficiently and easily, it wants to get used to only 6 hours of sleep a night, it wants to use your body fat as energy to fuel your exercise and recover so that it can adapt to your workouts – If your body adapts to your workouts it too has become comfortable and now you’ll see very little progress (also known as a plateau)
So what do you do?
Be happy being uncomfortable. Take comfort in being uncomfortable. Know that because you’re testing your body and demanding more from it that it will look after you in return by adapting to what you’re doing and ultimately showing you progress for your hard work.
After that your biggest problem is going to be finding a workout routine that still tests you both mentally and physically – And take my word for it, that is the best problem to have. Download a Free Workout Here
So tomorrow…wake up…put on your workout gear…and get uncomfortable.
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