Playing It Safe Is Dangerous

Author: Puravida Fitness | | Categories: Fitness Center , Fitness Classes , Group Fitness Training , Nutrition Coaching , Online Fitness Training , Online Nutrition Coaching , Personal Fitness Trainer , Personal Training

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Proverbs 22:13 says The lazy man says, "there is a lion without, I shall be killed in the streets."

Too often we let the imaginary "lions" in our life keep us in the "playing it safe" zone.

Playing it safe is one of the riskiest things we can do.

I can't think of many worse things than being 3,5...10 years down the road and seeing ZERO progress in life.

We were not created to be mediocre. But unfortunately many people choose to stay in the "safe zone."

Not smart.

Last month I started a new program. It has challenged me in ways I needed to be challenged.

I'm now lifting heavier weights I haven't lifted in years and I am in striking distance of one of my "bucket list" goals to deadlift 500 pounds.

I got close a few years back but came up a little short.

Then I started to play it safe rationalizing why I stopped pursuing that goal with reasons like:

"475 was good enough (Ugh, I hate good enough.)

"I'm over 50 maybe I shouldn't lift heavy"

"It's too much of a risk to hurt my back."

Blah, blah, blah.

One thing I have learned about workouts is that if they aren't challenging you they get boring.  Playing it safe leads to boredom.  Which leads to stagnation and then...nothing...

Boredom is a BIG reason people quit working out.

Also I hate the word maintain. There is no maintain. Maintain means you are coasting and coasting means you are going downhill.

You are either getting better or worse.

Is it time to step it up and get better?

What unfinished business do you have with your fitness goals?

Join me as I strive to up my game - and let's go get yours!

Click the blue button below and set up a Success Session with me and we will map out a gameplan to make it happen in 2023.

Dedicated to your 2023 fitness success,

Erik Peacock