When in the gym, at the stoplight, or at the grocery store, do you find yourself on an imagined racetrack? Do you compare what you do to what “they” do? When you come to a task within the gym, do you find you won’t work as hard when you have to scale a workout? The person next to you is beating you RX’ing the workout. Do you slack at that point? I believe that this is a normal human response. To not push yourself, because you aren’t doing the same work the other person is. Continue to work hard and push yourself. Have healthy competition.
We are competitive in nature and that is okay. Set yourself up with healthy competition.
The saying “me vs. me” or all that matters is the competition within myself. That saying has been flung around so much now that it almost leaves a bad taste in our mouth. Competition is healthy, it pushes us. The competition drives us inside and outside the gym and you may not even notice it. For example, you are a parent, are you not doing everything you can to provide the best for your child? Well, to shine a little competition light into your life that is competitive nature at it’s finest. You are trying to provide the best possible life for your child. While the parent next to you is doing the same, so once again you are competing against that person. This is a healthy competition. Again, nothing wrong with that at all, in fact I encourage it, in a healthy, and positive manner.
Let’s focus on life within the gym first.
Inside the gym “the challenge” is real. We are intimidated on some days and feel like Super-man and Super-girl the next. The resolution is simple, pick a month and a challenge. You and a friend, a group of friends, or a stranger have a little competition.
The competition doesn’t have to be daily, but could be attendance for the week or for the month. Whoever shows up most WINS! At the end of the month, tally up and declare a winner! You can even put a bet on it. A cup of coffee, or loser has to shovel winners driveway when it snows. Whatever you guys do the competition is healthy, friendly, and pushes us harder than what we may have thought possible. These healthy competitions further the results we may be getting as the intensity will more than likely increase. Or we attend class one more day a week.
Have fun with it! Competition is healthy! Good luck!
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