In fitness as in life to succeed and to grow you must push yourself beyond your preconceived limits.
When working out, it’s totally normal to have a feeling of fear or concern. You don’t know if your body can handle the intensity or burn. You don’t want to get injured. But when you step outside the box amazing things will happen to your body. People tend to put false boundaries to what we can do.
“I can’t” is only in your head. Usually what you tell yourself you can’t do is exactly what you should be doing to shake things up with your workouts.
The human body is amazing! We are so adaptable to so many different situations. It is important to set new challenges from time to time. If you consistently run around the lake for 2 miles your body gets used to it and you will stop seeing results like when you first began. More often than not most people workout just hard enough to maintain their existing body shape. When you push yourself past where you think you can go you will get stronger, faster, leaner. What you don’t have to do to achieve weight loss results is marry the gym.
Who wants to spend all day at the gym? Sixty minutes will do the trick. Working out excessively is bad for you! The point is to keep adding new challenges and different ways of pushing past your limits for speed, distance and weight lifting.
Starting tomorrow try adding speed intervals on your treadmill workout, add some hills to your Elliptical routine, pick up a few pounds heavier when you do Bicep Curls. My previous posts will give you some workout ideas to try. Give them a go and remember the most important thing is to mix it up!