Get Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable + Gym Blunders
Oh hey there! Happy Friday – it’s finally here
I don’t know about you all, but I’m beginning Friday with a BIG mug of coffee:
Not sure what’s going on, but my sleeplessness has been acting up. After trying to sleep for a solid two hours, I finally got up around midnight last night, cleaned up the kitchen, did the dishes, and then proceeded to try again. After about an hour, I finally drifted off. But hey, 5 hours + 3 cups of coffee = 8 hours……right? No? Dang….
At least it’s coffee from my most recent Keurig delivery!
Coconut Island is absolutely delicious, you guys!
So, after organizing my email this morning, I had something I wanted to share with you all ready to go – and we’ll get to that in a second. But first, I have to discuss something else.
Last night as I was perusing the On Demand TV shows, I came across the show, Extreme Weight Loss. It’s an ABC show that follows around an obese individual determined to make a lifestyle change and become a healthy weight by hiring Chris Powell as their trainer for the year.
I’d never seen the show before, but last night I watched all four episodes in the queue.
Something thing that Chris said to one of his clients really resonated with me. His client was pouting, after coming home and finding her couch and entertainment system had been replaced with exercise equipment, and her air conditioning been turned off (the body has to regulate it’s temperature, and burns calories while doing it!)
He told her:
Get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable.
I found myself screaming YES! at the TV. It’s easy to do an exercise or our workout until it gets a little uncomfortable.
Of course, I first related this to myself. The other day I was running, and found myself taking a lot more walk breaks than usual. This is fine and all, but the truth is, I just began walking because I was uncomfortable. It was hot, and I’m not used to running in above 85 degrees right now, and when I got uncomfortable, I found a way to comfort through walking.
But it’s OK to feel uncomfortable. (Pain, however, is another issue.)
I tell my clients it’s OK to feel uncomfortable all the time. Push through those last 5 burpees. Hammer out the rest of those pushups. Keep on squatting. Break through that comfort zone.
All right. Enough of the deep stuff. It’s Friiiiiday, and I’ve had quite a week, let me tell you. Let’s get silly.
My dad actually sent me this email a while back about treadmill fails, and I found it this morning while cleaning up my inbox and just had to share it with you guys!
I think I said “OHHHH!” with each fall! hahah
And with that, it’s confession time. Although I’ve never fallen off the treadmill, I have had my share of gym blunders.
Most recently, I was showing a client a plyo bench step up, didn’t see that my shoelace was untied, tripped over it, and completely fell over the bench and onto my bright red face. Thank sweet baby Jesus that there were only a couple other people in the gym at the time, but oh lordy was I embarrassed! I quickly told my clients that I was just showing them what not to do Pshhh.
Well have a great Friday, all! I’m going to try and get in a little yoga before it’s time to finish up a nutrition plan, and then head to a client’s house. I’ve got a very full day ahead of me for a Friday!
What was your most recent gym blunder?