Big Fit Mistake: Over-Thinking & Under-Doing

Sometimes, while on your fitness journey, it’s easy to get discouraged. You begin to feel like your goal is too far away – and it’s tempting to give up or give in. Our mind goes crazy and we begin to over-think everything. Before long, we’ve spent more time thinking about fitness than doing anything about it. After spending so much time on thinking of what you could be doing differently, you can get completely discouraged. This is when I have to stop and remind myself I don’t have to “feel” like working out. I don’t have to be the fastest or the strongest. I don’t have to look the most fit or prove anything to anyone. All I really need to do is just show up.

No matter how sloppy your Burpees look, no matter how ugly your run feels, no matter what ridiculous face you make when you grunt the weight up and no matter how much you complain – none of it matters. The only thing that matters is that you Just Do It (thank you Nike).

Every champion has days they feel like a loser. Every olympic athlete has a day they don’t want to practice. Every weight loss success story is riddled with days of doubt and frustration. What makes each of them a success story is they keep going – whether they feel like it or not.

When you feel discouraged, just remember, fitness isn’t as complicated as you may think. You workout can be as simple as some pushups, sit ups, jumping jacks and squats. The only thing fitness requires, is that you show up – and you keep showing up day after day. If you show up, results will show up!

Here is a simple workout from our BCx Boot Camp program at FitStudio. You can do at home or the gym and it requires no equipment. 4 exercises, 10 rounds. Time yourself each time to increase intensity. Grab a towel and follow Steve through this awesomely intense and effective workout. Click HERE to try all the BCx workouts or join the program.



About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on April 2, 2012, in Motivational, PFOCUS and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. OK Bonnie, I think you are reading my mind; you’re blog is so timely. So, this is week 4 for me, and although I am feeling more energetic, and have seen some results, it seems to be not enough for me yet. I’m heading to the gym tonight, but I’m also planning to carve in an extra day this week. Question: is one form of cardio better than another, i.e., treadmill vs. elliptical, vs biking, vs circuit training? I’m trying to hang in there!


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