Why fitness bootcamp is the worst thing ever

Several months back, a coworker of mine was telling me about this fitness bootcamp she was doing at OC Fit. It sounded pretty intense, but she kept going so I assumed she liked it.

Last week, we found a Groupon for 21 days of unlimited classes for $17. That’s a pretty amazing deal considering the price of the monthly membership. Sure, why not. We decided to buy it.

When we got there, the first thing I noticed was the loud, high energy, clubbing-type music. Lots of sweaty people around the gym were lifting weights, then shuffling between workouts each time the 50-second buzzer went off.

I found where the Irvine masochists hang out.

 

It felt like going clubbing, but without the dancing or fun. It was similar to when we went to Soul Cycle a couple weeks back.

To be honest, it didn’t look that bad. They weren’t going a hundred miles an hour, so I figured I could keep up.

I was wrong.

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What “Drives” you?

Drive – Daily writing prompt

What drives you? Let’s break this down.

-What drives you a.k.a. your “why.” Your purpose is the fuel for accomplishing anything. Without a purpose, it’s almost impossible to achieve anything significant.

-Some people use their challenges as their excuse to not do something. Successful people use their challenges as their fuel that drives them. “The same things that discourage unsuccessful people actually fuel and motivate successful people.”

-In a study on successful people, researchers found that intelligence was not as strong of an indicator of success as drive, hard work, and resilience.

-Some say your “why” should make you cry. Others say it should be strong enough to get you up in the morning. Overall, what drives you should be strong enough and bigger than the obstacles that will undoubtedly come in your path.

-Some people are driven to help others. Some people are driven to be the best and continuously improve. Understanding what drives someone can really help you understand why they do the things they do, and how you can help them achieve their goal.

 

 

99% is hard, 100% is easy

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This book is packed with nuggets of wisdom.

I heard this as I was listening to Success Principles by Jack Canfield last week. The context is when you want to develop a new habit in your routine, but can’t seem to stick to your commitment.

A perfect example many of us can relate to is working out.

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