It’s so easy to get stuck in what’s familiar. For me, that was the Morning Meltdown 100 workout program. Even though it was a different workout every day, it was familiar. I got to do stretching, yoga, kickboxing, cardio, weights, and I easily could have gone through the program again for another 100 days.
In fact, I almost didn’t try something new. I almost went straight into another program I’d done before.
But I know the importance of stepping outside my comfort zone and doing something different. And I want to be able to tell you about all the programs out there. So I knew I had to try out Barre Blend.
When I first tried out some of the test workouts, I was intrigued. You wouldn’t think that working out with 1- to 5-pound weights would be challenging. After all, I was used to working out with 25-pound weights.
This was a different kind of hard. It includes ballet moves, and I’m not a dancer. It includes tiny little movements, repeated over and over again.
The truth is, after doing a few of the Barre Blend workouts, I hurt in places I didn’t know I could hurt. And knowing that the results will be longer, leaner muscles, I was ready for the new challenge. That was my main motivator.
There’s comfort in something you already know. But when you turn to the same workouts again and again, your body starts to adapt and you stop seeing results.
It’s when you get uncomfortable, when you take a risk that you could fail at, that you really grow as a person. It doesn’t have to be something fitness-related. It could be something like paying down debt or applying for a new role in your organization.
Being in your comfort zone is easy, but failing at something new is such an amazing opportunity for growth. (Because it’s okay to fail. That’s how we get better!)
What have you done recently outside your comfort zone? Are you ready to step out again?