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Break out of your comfort zone

Is your comfort zone forcing you to stay stagnant?

I’ve been a fitness professional for over nine years and a part of the impressive degrees of people’s progression for a lengthy time. The problem is, we become so comfortable in what we’ve been doing or not been doing, that we just allow ourselves to stagnate.

I’ll be the first to say that at some points in my career, I’ve been complacent in some of my work, but because I value my outcomes, I make changes to ensure clients achieve progression and value in what they’re doing.

So, let’s go back to my initial question. We all have a comfort zone. We all know what the problem is. Sometimes our comfort zone becomes more of an insecurity and it creates setbacks. Let me retract, our comfort zones become more of an insecurity and it creates setbacks. I can’t allow you all to accept your excuses. Now, moving along.

For a lot of individuals, it’s easy to ignore the things we need to do. We get deterred by the effort it takes to accomplish certain tasks or the mindset that we put ourselves in when it’s time to accomplish something.

Think about it, your comfort zone is a place that you created to keep yourself from internal challenges, thus creating external positives. I don’t mean to get all psychological on you, but that’s what you’ve achieved – a place where you can hide, so you can’t accept and conquer your challenges.

For your internal health, it’s imperative to break this chain. It’s imperative to break out of your comfort zone to tap into your full potential.

When it comes to attaining fitness goals, if your outlook is you don’t like people seeing you in a gym, or you don’t think a fitness professional would listen to your concerns, then you need to address both in a way that makes you comfortable. Better yet, find autonomy in the situation and make it work. At the end of the day, who cares. You’re breaking out of your zone and getting what you need to get done accomplished. Those are excuses you can start throwing in the nearest disposal.

Imagine if on a weekly basis you started pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone. No matter what area of your life it’s in – whether relationships, health, nutrition, etc. If you start setting a weekly bar, you will directly break out of comfort zones and create positive and attainable goals that become tangible.

• Stay positive. Be purely consistent. Achieve more. And go get it! Emilio Bullard is a personal trainer at Balmoral Club. He can be contacted at sweattherapy@gmail.com.

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