Here’s a short list of some of the things I knocked out last year.
…started barbell training + nailed my first pull up, without pain or injury
…lost 10 pounds, without giving up sanity, carbs, or sugar (because as I’ve mentioned before, I like pie)
…launched an online fitness program and turned a profit, without an army of copywriters, videographers, or hundreds of thousands of adoring fans (though have I mentioned how much I appreciate you for taking the time to read this?)
At the same time, it looks like I live in my car (#currentstatus shame spiral of travel mugs, tupperware, and foam rollers), I might or might not have tripped over a ginormous pile of laundry getting out of bed this morning, and yesterday, I washed down a multivitamin with coffee.
So, depending on how you look at it, I’m either a badass, ooo-oooorrrr barely an adult.
Which is to say that if you’re struggling to reach your fitness goals and you’re convinced that fitness is only achievable for people with beautifully organized closets and perfect bodies, I’m here to tell you perfection, suffering, and extreme behavior are NOT required.
You don’t need a team of experts, natural athletic talent, or crazy workouts that leave you puking in a bucket to reach your goals. You also don’t need to wait for the rest of your life to be perfect (because, let’s be real, that sh*t ain’t ever gonna happen).
What you do need is a sense of what you’re trying to accomplish, a way to measure progress, moderate, consistent effort, and a little support and accountability.
But let’s be honest, that’s not what’s stopping you.
In my experience, the enemy of progress isn’t a lack of ability, it’s fear and self doubt.
We don’t believe that we’re smart enough, knowledgeable enough, attractive enough, or good enough to get what we want.
We’re afraid of getting injured, being judged, failing, or looking foolish for trying (and if you’re anything like me, you might also fear how people will perceive you, should you happen to succeed.)
I get it. Leaving your comfort zone is scary. Fear exists for a reason. Partially because life is traumatic, but also, because (ironically) your brain evolved to have fear as a form of protection.
However, if you’re willing nudge past that mental wall (which yes, initially might feel like going to war with yourself) and just freaking start, it could just change your life…or at least help you finally cross THAT thing off your to-do list.
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You’ll learn how build momentum and reach your fitness (or any) goal, through small, imperfect, conscious action and feel totally supported + empowered as you rock your way through the challenge.
You’ve got this.
The challenge begins on Tuesday, January 16th.
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