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MBS 8WTC Lifestyle challenge
Week 5 Lifestyle Challenge: Did you do one thing today that scared you?
This week’s lifestyle challenge is seemingly fitting with Halloween around the corner. Unfortunately, the challenge this week isn’t going to be about jumping off tall buildings or watching scary movies. It’s about getting outside your comfort zones.
By now, we have all probably figured out the things we like and the things we don’t like. It’s easy to go through the gym and ask people about their “favorite” movements and their least favorite movements. Sometimes, whether we know it or not, these things begin to define us. We have been doing or NOT doing a “thing” for so long of a time that the idea of changing anything seems impossible or just contradictory to “who we are.” What I mean by these things “defining” us, is that we begin to accept the fact that there are things that we will be good at, and there are things we will be bad at. My argument is that, while sometimes it may be true that we are bad or good at some things, I think it is largely due to the fact that we naturally gravitate toward DOING MORE OF and liking things we are good at, and DOING LESS OF and disliking things we are bad at. And so the cycle will continue of being WHO “the things you are good at, and WHO “the things you are bad at”. The only way to change this cycle is to understand that YOU CAN change. You need to understand that in order to change, are going to have to spend time and effort into applying yourself into something that you might not be great at. You will need practice. You may need coaching. You may have to do some homework. At the very minimum, you are going to have to SEEK OUT DISCOMFORT!
This week’s challenge is to do something that scares you. I prefaced this challenge with the thought that free will exists and you CAN change who you are by getting outside your comfort zone.
Here are some examples that will count as your lifestyle point:
1. Strike up a conversation with a complete stranger.
2. Disconnect from your gadgets.
3. Give something significant away.
4. Ask for help.
5. Try something new.
6. Fail at something.
7. Go somewhere alone.
Workout of the Day
20 minutes: Box squat, 5-5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1 up to 1RM
21-15-9 reps for time:
Front squat (from ground)
Burpee box jumps 24/20″
L3 – 115/75
L2 – 95/65
L1 – 75/55
Team of 3, AMRAP 5:
20 yard sled push. Rotate between partners…each 20 yd is all out sprint. Keep the weight medium-heavy to where you barely recover.
Post your scores to the whiteboard.