Today’s video is certainly entertaining and will provide you with some smiles watching me not only get dominated by John, but really experiencing some good pain along the way. (I have been told by many of you that you love watch me hurt, you sick individuals 🙂 )
This is the second to last video I have for you with John and I. We had been going hard for about 45 minutes filming when we got to this one.
Before the video, I want to talk about pushing yourself past limitations. These limitations can be both mental and physical. In nearly every case, the most successful weight loss clients, and highest level athletes that I have worked with, all possess this trait. It is the can-do-attitude and belief that they can do anything, and if they can’t do it, they will try.
An excuse I hear a lot when clients don’t want to challenge themselves is that they are afraid they are going to get hurt. Being safe and staying healthy is one of my most important goals for my clients. I am not talking about doing anything stupid and foolish, but at some point you need to push your body past what it is use to. If you do it correctly it shouldn’t cause you any injuries, but some use that as a reason to not do it at all. Sure there is always a small chance of something happening, but the cost of not trying is much worse.
How do you think I learned how to do all that crazy stuff standing on a ball? It took some practice and a few very exciting falls!
I recently had a new bootcamper who came to class, she wasn’t too overweight, maybe could have lost 20 lbs or so, but mostly had NO muscle tone on her body. She struggled through the workout, but actually did quite well, I was very impressed. The next day I received an email that this person felt overwhelmed and was challenged too much and wanted to quit. After some back and forth conversation she decided she didn’t want to continue, but rather listen to a family member who was a trainer who told her to walk for 30 minutes on a treadmill and do some crunches and lunges. I truly wish this person the best of luck, but gladly refunded her the money and sent her on her way. She was obviously not ready for creating massive change in her life and wasn’t ready to work hard to get it. Anybody can walk for 30 minutes on a treadmill and do a few crunches, but what will that get them? Very little. Read More