Today, I was pushed out of my comfort zone by my trainer. I really don't like jump roping, so this morning when he suggested I do 3 sets of 2 minutes of jump roping with 1 minute rest, I was less than thrilled. But I trust him enough to know he knows what I need to do in order to meet my goals. So, I left there and meditated on it and came to some conclusions. First, the reason I don't like them is because I'm not the best at it. And second, it's not that I can't do it, but that I don't want to because it's something that's outside of my comfort zone. So, I realized what I needed to do was to get out of my head and tell myself I can do it.
So, today after work, I went back to the studio for cardio and before I started anything I did the suggested 3 rounds of jump ropes. And guess what, not only did I finish it, but I continued and jumped into the 5:30 evening workout. Yes, it was hard. Yes, it was uncomfortable. Yes, I couldn't wait for my 3 rounds to be completed. But, I finished it and I know it's something that I can do every day to improve myself and increase my work time. I came across this quote today and thought it was great for this post!
"Your comfort zone is nothing but a belief.
A mere reflection of your thoughts.
You desire something better,
yet you fear change.
Self doubt will bind you there.
Belief is all you need."