Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! Today I wanted to talk about getting out of our comfort zone and five reasons why you should try something new. A couple of weeks ago I took my son to park which happened to have a little skate park too. He found an abandoned skateboard and started to learn how to use it. I remember just sitting there watching him and being so proud of him for not being afraid to try something new. He wasn’t afraid of falling or letting any of his fears get in his way of learning something new. I honestly believe sometimes it takes looking life through a child’s eyes, to make you face your fear of the unknown and of failure. Here are five reasons you should try something new.
Happy Friday guys,
First of all I am really excited to share these photos with you I took with Olya Helga Photography when we were on vacation, one because they are absolutely stunning, and two because it was out of my comfort zone. Now if ya’ll know me it is rare for me to hold a straight face without either smiling or laughing. My husband or my friends are usually the ones that take my pictures for my blog because I feel the most comfortable with them. I usually get awkward around other photographers or stiff in my posing. I always wanted to be able to pose like those girls in Vogue, but every time I did, my husband would always ask me why I looked mad lol. So when this photo shoot came a long I remember jokingly telling our photographer Olya I wanted to look like those models she photographs. And by the end of our shoot she had me doing all kinds of poses, unlike me at all. I remember laying their on a rock, a little awkward and uncomfortable and questioning myself, “are you sure I don’t look weird?” I was in shock when I got these back because I never thought I had it in me to pose like that. But I guess this shows you what having an amazing photographer will get you, and just having a little faith how life will surprise you when you step out of your comfort zone.
To be succesful at anything in life you have to set a goal and create a plan to achieve it. If you are looking to get fit you are going to have to plan uninterrupted times to workout. Some of you might be starting off, others might be getting back on track, but whatever stage your at set a goal, create a plan, and work for it. It’s creating little habits that lead to bigger successes.
First look at your schedule and plan at least 3 days where you have one hour or two hours blocked off to either go to the gym, complete a workout video, attend boot camp, walk or run around your neighborhood. If three days are all you can afford right now, then do it. If you go more than three days, then do it. Schedule it in your planner. Like they say, think of your workouts as important meetings you’ve scheduled for yourself. Bosses don’t cancel.
If you’ve never been to the gym and just don’t know where to start, try a group class. Every week get out of your comfort zone and try a new class. You might be surprised how much you learn, and you might find a new workout buddy! Sometimes it’s the fear of the unknown that keeps us from reaching our goals.
When planning a workout plan I recommend breaking up your body parts. Your workouts should change monthly to prevent your body from plateauing. As your body changes and becomes stronger you have to challenge it with different things to keep progressing. Here are some helpful links of workout plans from beginners to advanced.
Remember set realistic goals and create a schedule that works for you. Challenge yourself every day, every week, every month to do a little more than you did before. If you want this bad enough you will make the time. It takes 21 days to make a habit, 12 weeks to see changes, and never quit to make it part of your lifestyle. You can do it!
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