March Madness Challenge:
This post was inspired by two various elements.
A conversation with Bryan—owner of Martial Arts Fitness Center and co-founder of Fitness Dojo.
After training this past week we had been asking Bryan about his routine & how often he worked out. He proceeded to tell us that he makes sure to try to get a work out in every day, or as much as he can—even if its just a quick 20 minute visit to the gym to lift. This amazed me (he’s quite a busy man) & increased the respect I already have for Bryan.
The biggest thing that I took away from this conversation was that no matter how big or how small a work out is, its important & will have an impact on your life & overall health. Of course its important to stick to a schedule & stay committed to your workout—however if your time is limited don’t skip a work out or a run just because you only have 20 minutes to dedicate to it. Remember something is better then nothing—& giving the effort helps to build a daily habit of working out.
A post by fellow Mudder—a friend who runs the Facebook page Mud Run Maniac.
He posted that he was going to do 5,000 burpees in the month of March. YES! You read that correctly, 5,000 in one month. I don’t care if March has 31 days or not, that is a large number of burpees—way more then I’d like to do in two months let alone one month.
This however challenged me in another instance. For me this wasn’t about devising some huge challenge for myself & trying to push through the challenge while entertaining the idea of failure. It was about creating a challenge that was attainable but still pushed me to go beyond my limits–& most importantly one that I completed.
This challenge is about committing to a goal & making sure I achieve said goal. Sometimes the challenge comes in just finishing what you started. My challenge is to create a goal, devise a plan & commit to seeing it all the way through. Again, sometimes the challenge comes in just finishing what you started. For me I see this daily in my life, whether it’s in a run or when I am more then exhausted & want to quit halfway through my work out. Don’t sell yourself short by giving up before you have achieved your goals.
My March Madness Challenge: 310 burpees in the month of March—here’s why:
I chose this number for 2 reasons. 310 is my birthday, so it’s to be automatically assumed that it’s a great number. It also happens to come out to 10 burpees a day for the entire month of March—something that on some days may be easy but on other days would be the last possible thing I would want to do.
What’s your challenge?
Push yourself till you fail… then push yourself a little further…then recognize that you didn’t fail but rather in that moment when you wanted to give up you pushed beyond where you thought you could go & found success. Commit to a goal & see it all the way through!
Don’t forget to post your progress–good or bad on the website or at the Fitness Dojo Facebook page!