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Knocked Out of My Comfort Zone

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Change is not so hard, but maintaining it takes a little more work. I have been very observational lately, looking at my life from the outside in. Professionally, I am doing quite well. Personally, though, I need some work.

The other day while working out with my coach, I had a flash of annoyance (hatred is closer but not quite right), and it made me think about why I "hate" him sometimes. The instant thought in my head is because he pushes me out of my comfort zone. You can't hate a guy for that, though, because without him, I would probably have never left my comfort zone in the first place.

It's weird to think about it, here's this guy who is nearly half my age, and he is helping me to transform my life. I am not always the most willing participant, and he does put up with a lot of my whining, I'm tired, sweaty, THIRSTY, and I don't always think I have the stamina to go on. It's no joke, I have changed a lot in the last 5-6 months, not just my weight on the scale, but my thinking have taken on a more positive bent, although it seems I frequently need to be reminded that things are more positive than they may look at first glance.

I've been pushed way out of my comfort zone, but sometimes, I still want to stay there. That thought is fleeting though, because change is good, and I'm just playing follow the leader.
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    Kudos to you for staying with it. Even though you 'hate' when he pushes you, you obviously know it's for the best. Sounds like you 2 are a good team emoticon
    1484 days ago
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  • MOIRA2
    I wish I had a coach like yours.
    emoticon emoticon You will succeed.
    1487 days ago
    You are doing so many things that were once on your personal impossible list. Eating healthier, exercising like a mad woman and blogging openly about your journey. Isn't it amazing. My poor overwhelmed body limited my ability to walk to the end of the block. I was so out of shape, I'd get out of breath putting my shoes on. I excused my body's limitations because I had burdened it with so much excess weight. After starting this journey, I pushed my body to do more and slowly it is doing more. Not like your gym success but slow steady improvements.
    I am just now becoming aware of how inlet my mind set limits on my life. I really was my own worst enemy by believing my own negative thinking. You can't do that. You'll never succeed. You can't stay on this journey for any length of time. You can't eat out and stay on plan.
    The more I accomplish the more I push back against my head. It was so wrong for so long that the boundaries it set are meaningless.
    You keep pushing to do more. Your ability to change your limits is so much greater than you can imagine.
    1487 days ago
    Great blog, it is amazing what else we need to work on to get through this journey, I think it's huge all you have accomplished and how you have 'seen' the 'real you' shining out !!!

    hail to the trainers too :)
    1488 days ago
  • PEG2584
    I had a personal trainer for awhile...and every once in awhile I'd think the same thing. Man, he would push me past what I thought I could do, and then he'd get pissed when I really couldn't do something. Oh well, now he is a comedian and seems to be so much happier!
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    1488 days ago
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