WEDNESDAY 9.29.10 – How to think yourself fit

I received an e-mail from one of our members yesterday.  In it she confessed that she was very dissappointed in herself for not finishing last friday’s workout.  She also went on to say how she knew she could have finished it if she had just pushed a little bit harder, took fewer rests or stayed a few minutes later.  All weekend she thought about the workout with regret, kicking herself for not finishing.  This is something I’ve heard a few times from different members and perhaps you may be able to relate to.
When you come to class I want you to think of the workout and your time spent at the studio as more than just a good sweat and burning calories.  What we do in FitCamp is SO much more than just a workout.  Think of each workout as a learning experience.  A chance for you to learn not only about the movements and how to exercise right but also an opportunity to learn about yourself and how to refine your lifelong philosophy on health and fitness. 
If you don’t finish a workout then you have two options on interpreting the experience.  You can beat yourself up and say “I can’t believe I couldn’t finish”, “I am such a failure” and essentially “I am not good enough”.  Or alternatively you can think differently about not finishing and change your perspective and personal philosophy.  You can ask yourself “what can I do differently next time so I CAN finish the workout?”  Maybe it’s choosing lighter weights, modifying the more challenging exercises that you got hung-up on or as in the annonymous member’s example she could have “pushed a little bit harder, took fewer rests or stayed a few minutes later”.  This second way of looking at the same experience is an empowering thought process and will lead you in a positive direction rather than having a negative feeling about the experience and your own self.  This subtle change in philosophy will make all the defference in the world at the end of the day.  Every time you take class think of it as an empowering learning experience and use what you learn to get stronger, faster, heatlhier and fitter and before you know it you will start to think yourself fit.

Emma - refusing to leave the studio

WEDNESDAY:  9/28/10
L-sit 30sec x 4
Filthy 50” – complete 50 reps of each exercise in order
50 Box Jumps (20/24″)
50 Jumping Pull-ups
50 KBS (36/24)
50 Walking Lunges (50 steps)
50 Knees to Elbows
50 Push-Press (45lbs)
50 Back Extenstions
50 Wall Ball (20/14)
50 Burpees
50 Double Unders
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Dont’s Forget!  The FitCamp MUSIC Contest Started Yesterday so bring in those mixes by the end of the week or sooner.  See yesterday’s post for more details.