I got TurboFIRE this week and I can’t tell you the last time I was this excited! I was like a kid running outside to see what Santa had left as I got the box and opened it. I did my first workout on Saturday night- Fire 30 and stretch 10- I am so in love with Chalene once again. I feel like this is mixing my initial love of Turbo Jam but taking it to a crazy new level. In those 2 workouts I burned 600 calories.
I’m excited to follow this 20-week plan and see how it pushes me mentally and physically. Working out is about so much more than how you look. Obviously that’s a bonus~ but I find it brings so much more to my life:
Discipline~ Nothing but determination and digging deep can get you through a tough workout. Especially when you’re doing it at home alone. Quit? Just do half? No one will ever know. It’s not only physically ability that will help you get through- but it’s your mental resolve. I usually feel it’s more like 60% mental and 40% physical. Once I lose the mind game of thinking I’m too tired, thinking it’s too hard, it’s over. You must discipline yourself to finish and push as hard as you can until the end.
Organization~ Chalene always says don’t say I’ll ‘try’ to workout. Set the time and make it happen. Yes, working out takes time out of an already busy schedule but if you value something you will make the time. I’ve actually found that in making time for working out I have made better use of the rest of my day as well. I have to set my priorities in my schedule.
Confidence~ Nothing like pushing yourself and doing something you thought you could not do to boost your confidence. Three years ago I thought the TurboJam workouts were pretty hard. Now I can do those and not even really get my heart rate up. So when I look at myself and my current fitness level I feel proud. Sure I have a ways to go~ I was dying this week with just the beginner workouts of TurboFire. The confidence comes from me knowing how far I’ve come and how hard I’m working just to get through each new workout. I don’t compare myself to the other people in class. I let them inspire me, but not define my perception of how well or bad I am doing. Don’t think if you can’t run a marathon you have nothing to be proud of. I can’t run a marathon. Walk around the block, do something new. Maybe you’re content with your fitness level~ try a new sport, painting, read a book, volunteer to help someone. Do something you’ve never done before. You may be surprised how it makes you feel about yourself.
Energy~ Need I say more? We all could use some more energy in our lives.
Joy~ Releases those ‘happy pills’ we call endorphins! Who wouldn’t want a happier wife, mom, friend, sister, daughter, neighbor, co-worker?
What about you? Tell me your top 5 reasons for working out!