It happens all the time. I see it almost every class. Someone comes in and they're afraid. Afraid of gaining weight from the weekend's festivites, or afraid of scaling workouts because maybe that means you're unworthy, or afraid of trying and failing new things because maybe you'll look silly.
For almost everything we do in the gym, fear is an awful motivator. Fear convinces you you're not good enough, fear whispers negative self talk into your ear during a workout, fear diminishes your capacity to focus and enjoy what you're doing and how you're feeling.
Instead I challenge you to motivate yourself with love. Love your body and yourself enough to explore the edges of your capacity in the middle of a hard workout. Love yourself enough to have positive self talk during your workouts. Love yourself enough to try new things and be open to failing. Love the other people in your class enough to know that just like you're not judging them, they're not judging you.
Motivate yourself with love and suddenly your workout is no longer a chore or a grind; it becomes an expression of who you are and how you feel. You'll improve more quickly and you'll have more fun at the same time.
A. EMOTM 10:
2 barbell jump squats
*add weight if you'd like, but keep it light enough to be able to aggressively explode every rep
B. 3 rounds for time:
25 db snatches
25 db overhead sit ups
Posted by Armen.