Three months postpartum on left – Day THIRTY Max30
The truth is, I prefer not to push myself outside of my comfort zone. This is pretty hard to admit, but I’m going to be real with you. For most of my life, I was comfortable just taking the easy way out. It worked. I could do the bare minimum and pass classes, get accepted to college, graduate, be a good teacher and an excellent sales rep. Looking back, if I PUSHED myself out of my comfort zone and believed I could do hard things… I could have been EVEN MORE SUCCESSFUL. Ouch. That hurts.
After Marcus was born, I decided I wasn’t happy just being! While it worked for 32 years, I wanted more, and I KNEW my family deserved more.
A lot of times, you don’t immediately see the results of your hard work and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. It takes time, and more importantly, it takes a lot of effort.
When Shaun T’s Insanity Max:30 came out, I thought there was NO way that I WOULD DO THAT! I hate cardio. Not a little. I hate it a whole lot.
Some little voice inside my head started with the positive self talk… I kept hearing I CAN DO HARD THINGS. So, I decided I was going all in.
I was going to order the program. I was going to START the program. I was going to do every freaking workout. And, I have!
Let me tell you the coolest part of pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. It’s not really the changes I’ve seen in my body. It’s the mindset I now have. I can do hard things, and it feels SOOOOO FREAKING GOOD!
I have not skipped a single workout, and I’m on the SECOND week of month two. Let me be clear with you—- That’s kind of not the whole truth. I HAVE skipped workouts on the day they were assigned, but I have ALWAYS made them up before the week’s end.
I have not given 100% in EVERY workout. Sometimes, I’m tired. Sometimes, I’m sore. Sometimes, the last thing I want to do is workout. BUT, dang it… I did it. Giving 87% (ha) in a workout for THIRTY minutes is certainly better than not doing it.
I can do hard things, and I’ve decided from this point forward, I’m going to keep doing them. I’m going to push myself physically. Push my business and MY COACHES. Push my relationship with my husband to be EVEN better. Push my kids to be the best possible little people. I’m going to keep on doing hard things and celebrating my successes.
Day ONE Max30 – Day THIRTY Max30