We are kicking off a 4 week nutrition challenge today called “Drop 1 size” with over 100 challengers at our locations. Very exciting for this at will roll into our 3rd and final 8 week challenge of the year launching on September 21.
Now when you hear “Challenge” specific to our Fit Body Program, I want you to think a “Nutrition Coaching & Accountability Program”.
Now according to the CDC, exercising at least 120 minutes per week with 2 strength sessions is baseline Physical Activity recommendation. The CDC also classifies meeting this recommendation as the single most important thing you can do to increase your immune system and to better your health.
So getting to at least 3 boot camps a week is SO IMPORTANT!
However, when it comes to body compensation change (which also directly & greatly impacts health), your NUTRITION is the biggest factor that will dictate whether or not you lose weight and change your body compensation.
In fact, have you ever heard the saying “You cannot out train a bad diet!”?
Well, it is true!!
This in mind, and while challenges can sound scary and something we want to avoid, they are in fact the fuel to strength and growth. As humans, we have a natural impulse to avoid resistance.
Although ironically enough, this is the exact opposite strategy if we want to create strength and growth.
- You see, if you want your muscles to grow… add resistance/challenge consistently (aka weights), and they will.
- If you want your endurance to grow… add resistance/challenge consistently (aka cardio HIIT Training), and it will.
- If you want your communication skills to grow… add resistance/challenge consistently (aka practice in front of audiences), and they will.
- If you want your confidence to grow… add resistance/challenge consistently (aka keep the promises you make to yourself), and it will.
By now you get the point.
So if you want to change and grow; the secret formula is to add resistance/challenge consistently and you will do just that!
So my call to action today is to combat your internal impulse to avoid resistance which is factory installed in you and in all of us as humans. Instead, lean into & embrace resistance and you will grow from it.
And I will leave you with a quote from former Navy Seal David Goggin’s:
“If it doesn’t suck, we don’t do it”.
A little extreme, but clearly you can see the incredible growth you will encounter if you have a mindset like this towards embracing the challenges that come your way.
Make it a fit week!
Committed to your success,