you don’t need to kill yourself in the gym.
🦄You don’t need to be dead after every workout.
🦄You don’t need to be so sore you can barely sit on the toilet (unless you’re into that sorta thing).
🦄You don’t need to punish yourself for your workout to be effective.
🦄And you absolutely don’t need to (and never should) push through an injury or serious pain.
☕️Remember —> sore, sweaty, & tired doesn’t mean your workout was better or more effective. It means you‘re sore, sweaty, & tired. That’s it. And if you’re working your butt off in the gym but aren’t happy with your results, it might be worthwhile to reevaluate your plan.
Because it doesn’t take a great coach or program to make you sore, sweaty, & tired - that’s easy. But it does take a great coach or program to produce real, visible results.
Having said that, and as Dumbledore once told me over a treacle tart, working out is NOT supposed to tickle.
☕️If you’re doing it right there will be times in which you’re uncomfortable (very different than injury-related pain).
☕️There will be times in which your muscles are burning (in a safe, healthy, productive way - but still not comfortable).
☕️There will be times you want to quit.
☕️And there will be times you get nervous and question whether or not you’ll be able to make it the whole way through.
And that’s a good thing. Because you’re trying. You’re pushing outside your comfort zone. You’re working to achieve your goals. And you understand success doesn’t come from avoiding pain - it comes from taking consistent, deliberate action, adjusting to each obstacle as it comes. Sometimes adjusting means pushing forward. Other times it means taking a step back.
Either way, the most important thing to understand is you don’t need to put yourself at risk or push through an injury to see results. That said, don’t forget the only way to change your body is by challenging it. No need to rush or go 100% every day, but push yourself. Challenge your body. Dig deep.