Challenges Can Be Fun!!

Another great blog from a 30 Minute Hit owner.

This one is from Charmaine – Vancouver Hit

Since I’ve been a 30 Minute Hit owner the pitfalls of instant gratification in our society have become very apparent to me. Even I have to remind myself to step back and enjoy the journey. Goals are necessary for clarity, but there is a transformation along the way that should be appreciated as well.

Many times I am asked how I got such toned arms, what do I do to keep my stomach flat, etc.  This is a result of 20 years of a fitness lifestyle!  A lot of push-ups, planks, whatever along the way. “Oh, those are too hard!” is the response I get. Really… so that’s it??? I didn’t pop out of my mother’s womb being able to do all those things -especially push-ups-  like it was no big thing! They were hard for me too!!! … ;0))))

When did difficult translate to don’t even try? If it took several years to get out of shape, EXPECT that it’s going to take time to get back into it and start seeing results. Hard is GOOD, if something comes too easily it doesn’t usually stick, i.e. fad diets anyone?

If you walk through the doors with the mindset that this workout or a particular station or task is hard, you are setting yourself up for a struggle. Try looking at it a different way. YOU DID IT!!! It is a hard workout and you DID it!! Can’t do push-ups? Fine, start with one. When you feel comfortable with one, add another. Look at that! YOU DID IT!  Be proud of the steps you are taking towards improving your health. The icing on the cake is that the mental and physical transformation will benefit every aspect of your life.

I used to dislike challenges. But then I started rewarding myself for my accomplishments along the way. Now it has turned into an annual event where I do something that scares me… but my mind is already on the reward:)

There are two things I feel are important on your journey to reaching your goals. One is to be proud of yourself for taking every step along the way! The other is to believe that you are stronger than you think you are. I KNOW you are, you will too if you just keep going.

Happy Hitting!!!!

About Teri

Teri is married and a mother of two girls. She is the owner of the Burnaby Hit and has been open since 0ct 2010.
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4 Responses to Challenges Can Be Fun!!

  1. Regan says:

    What a great post Charmaine. I have to remind myself when I start “hating” a station that this is where I’ll get the most benefit. The more my muscles scream, the more toned I’m getting. I try to turn it around; making the hardest stations my favourite by trying to outdo myself each work-out.

    And, it’s funny, that different stations get easier, while others get harder so there is always something to work.

  2. Sarah says:

    SO TRUE!! I want more people (hitters especially) to realize. If it was easy, it wouldn’t work, and it wouldn’t be as gratifying!

  3. Lisa says:

    Hey Charmaine…
    Nice reminders for sure!! That’s why I love coming when you’re working because you coach in this style as well…”Come on…30 seconds…go hard…2 bells…” I can go hard through 2 bells…it’s not easy…but I’m starting to be the boss of my body telling my brain when I am tired…not the other way around!!!
    Thanks for being an awesome coach!!!

    • Charmaine says:

      Lisa… you are too fun to coach!!… Love your energy… :)

      Regan… that happens to me still! I rock a station one day then the next… not so much.. haha.

      Sarah, so true. Nothing compares to the rewards gained from hard work.

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