7.09.2017

Some Sunday Motivation

"Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger". This is the the motto of one of my all time favorite trainers at the gym. Besides being one of the fittest people I have ever met, she is also the one of the most motivating (and gives one of the most kick-ass classes ever).

During one particularly brutal class (think, 15 burpees after every. single. exercise.), we talked about something that really struck a chord with me. Since the beginning of human existance, humans have essentially had one goal - survival. It pretty much goes completely against our nature to push ourselves to a place of discomfort, to allow ourselves to be out of breath, and to feel slightly like we might die. But, that's how we grow; that's how we become bigger, better, faster, stronger. We can't live our lives in a place of comfort. We need to push outselves past what we "like" and what we know we can do.

I'll give you an example; I go for the same run pretty frequently. And that's great - I'm getting active, I'm working out, I'm sweating. But I'm not pushing myself. So I decided to switch it up - went a little further, a little faster. And yes, it was hell. But it was good for me - it was something I needed to do. It's something we all need to do.

I'm not saying to go crazy and quadruple your normal workout, but you do need to shake it up. I hope you guys take this motivation and put it to good work this week (and always). Let me know if you have any other thoughts, we could use a little extra motivation!


XOXO,


Samantha

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