Are you going through the motions?

If you remember a few weeks back I made a post opening up about my lack of workouts. I felt like I was too busy, I had no energy, and I just was failing to get my workouts in. I decided to make a goal of simply getting 2-3 workouts in a week even if they were only 20-30 minutes.


I had some success with it! I was able to start to build some momentum and was feeling good.


I knew however I wanted to now take it to the next level. I wanted to start to increase my duration and frequency of my workouts so I can see greater results.


Believe it or not, I (A coach) signed up for a virtual workout program where I sign onto Zoom and have another coach leading the workout, showing me exactly what to do.


I have had coaches before so I knew it would be beneficial to not have to think about anything and just show up and work.


The thing that surprised me the most that, I want to talk about today is how sore I was after my workout.


My first workout was Tuesday and still today, my hamstrings are soooooo sore!!!


I have been trying to figure out why.


I didn’t do any crazy new exercises, I didn’t go extremely heavy compared to before, and it was still just a 45-minute workout!


It just didn’t make sense to me.


Then it kind of hit me….


To be honest I was probably sandbagging my workouts before.


Yes, I was exercising, but I was just showing up, checking off the box, and saying I worked out.


I never really challenged myself, my head was elsewhere while I was working out, and I didn’t step out of my comfort zone.


I didn’t want to sandbag this workout because I know I had people watching me. They weren’t going to scold me if I was taking my time, they are great coaches who will encourage me and make sure I am doing what’s best for me.


I am the type of person though who thrives on friendly competition and comradery. It helps me dig deep and positively push myself.


Not everyone is like this, if you are the type of person who can find their inner fight without the help of others good for you!


If you’re not though don’t worry you are not alone.


Next time you exercise I want you to ask yourself, “On a scale of 1-10 how hard am I working?”.


Not each workout needs to be a 10/10, but each workout shouldn’t be a 3/10.


You don’t have to be sore after every single workout, but occasionally you should. 

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