In the post, I talked about keeping it simple. This one is taking that one a step farther. I want you to get out of your comfort zone. Many coaches say that in order to find results you have to get out of your comfort zone, so I know that this is a cliche.
But if you are just getting started on your fitness journey, I do not want you to look at things from the traditional mindset. If you are just getting started, I do not want you to think about having to complete a mile run. I want you to first and foremost focus on running for a time. And running or walking or biking is a great place to start because it gets you away from your comfort zone…literally.
If you walk or run, you are going to have to leave your house. You have to leave the couch and the ability to just stop. As you get started on a fitness journey, I want you to walk for 10 minutes away from your house and leave that all there. Then you are in a position where you have to walk back. You cannot simply stay there.
You have stepped out of your comfort zone, so it is not always best to be on a treadmill or a stationary bike…because you can quit and you don’t have to work to get back. If you are 10 minutes from your house, you have to get back there. You cannot simply step off the treadmill and go back to the comforts of your couch or your pantry.
Start with 10 minutes walking away from your comfort zone and every week add an additional 2 minutes out and increasing pace. Strive to always get farther and farther away from what is comfortable and safe. Get out there…push yourself! The miles will come in time…for now, start with just getting up and out of that comfort zone!