This is something we have putting a big emphasis on and encouraging all our clients to do recently.
No one really likes to leave their comfort zone
Why? It hard and thats the reality of it
Just showing up to train isn’t always enough, going through the motions getting it done and heading home….this does not lead to results.
Ok everyone has a different idea what their own comfort zone is, but it realising that you need to leave it when you start training …. that is the important thing.
Theses are just 2 examples of peoples comfort zones we regularlly see.
Comfort Zone 1
For some their comfort zone may be binging on unhealthy processed food, sleeping 5-6 hours a night, spending their weekends in the pub and not getting off their asses to exercise.
Comfort Zone 2
For others it might be showing up at the gym 2-3 times a week, not really wanting to be there, doing the same thing over and over. Lifting the same weights, thinking about what they have planned for the day and strolling from one exercising counting down the minutes to leave.
So are you stuck in one of these? And how are you going to leave it?
- Hired a professional coach
- Start by changing your bad habits one at a time, not all at once
- Train at a highly motivated facility
- Learn when and how to push yourself
- Enjoy your training
- Always remember your goals and why you are training
- Support your training with a healthy lifestyle.
So what happens when you leave you Comfort Zone?
You get results and achive your goals.
I remember a while back one of our clients telling me he was always one session away from packing it in. Now he loves his training, he looks forward to it after a 10-12 hour day of work. He has lost a ton of body fat, looks 10 years younger, feels great and is banging out chin ups for breakfast.
So what did he do?
- Committed to his training, 4 times a week and never misses a session.
- In bed at 10.30 every night.
- Prepared his food for the next day and stopped eating on the go.
- He also stopped drinking his beloved lattes 4-5 a day.
- Always wanting to push himself, lifting heavier weights, doing one more rep because he felt good on that day
Was this easy? No but he got his results and never looked back.
Are you ready to leave your comfort zone NOW? Or do you plan to be same place you are in 5 years time?
Train hard, train smart and stay healthy (and remember don’t get stuck in your comfort zone too long)