Motivation Monday: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

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Pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zone can be a REALLY scary thing!!!   We all want to feel successful. When we set a goal or take on something that is unfamiliar to us or that we have never done before, FEAR starts to creep in. Our minds create these stories that most/all of time are not even close to the truth!!!   Can you think of a time when you created the worst-case scenario for an event or situation only to have it turn out great?!?!   I know that I can…  Outside Your Comfort Zone

Mindset

  Our mindsets around a goal, event, or situation can/will dictate our experience. Having a positive mindset will change your outlook, experience, and results for just about anything. It’s when we let that pesky emotion “fear” create self-doubt that we ask the question, “Can I really do this?”   The answer is YES, YOU CAN!!!   To be honest, if a goal doesn’t excite me and scare me (just a little), then I know it isn’t the right goal.  

What If?

  What if you put your fear, self-doubt, and negative mindset aside?   Think of all the things you could/would achieve that you haven’t been able to up until this point. When you push yourself outside your comfort zone, that is when growth as an individual truly happens.   What if you faced all the obstacles that you think are holding you back to achieve something you never thought you could?   We are the ones who hold ourselves back most of the time. It is the fear, self-doubt, and limiting beliefs we carry around and tell ourselves multiple times per day that keeps us from doing the things that will get us the results in life that we desire.   What if, instead of believing all of the things that you tell yourself that are holding you back, you instead acknowledge them and then let them go?   One thing that would happen is you would spend A LOT more time on the behaviors and thoughts that will move you closer to your desired result instead of being stuck in your own head!!!  

Push Your Limits

  I absolutely love this quote by Thomas Jefferson:   “If you want something you have never had, you must do something you have never done.”   When you read this, what emotions come up for you?   For me, fear and excitement come to mind. Being fearful of the unknown can limit our belief about what we are truly capable of. Fear of change may also be a limiting belief that is holding you back. We are creatures of habit and often don’t embrace change and how it can make us better or help us achieve a goal.   Ask yourself, “What is it that I want to achieve that I haven’t yet been able to?”  

Now What?

  Now that you know what it is that you want to achieve, you can decide how you are going to go about doing it. Don’t just decide though; visualize yourself achieving the goal and experience the feelings you will have when you achieve the goal. It’s not just enough to decide what it is that you want; you must believe that you can achieve it and see yourself doing so!   As the quote states, “You must do something you have never done.” More than likely, it will be more than one thing that you need to implement in order to be successful.   I am going to relate this to achieving a health, fitness, or physique goal that you are striving for.  
  • First, come up with a list of behaviors/actions that you are already doing that is moving you closer to that goal.
 
  • Once you have that, list one to three behaviors that you can STOP doing that are moving you further away from that goal.
 
  • Next, decide how you can do a little bit more or do a little bit better. For example, you are going to drink a gallon of water a day and stop drinking sodas, juice and alcohol, modify your schedule so that you can get in 1.5 gallons of water per day. A little bit more, a little bit better.
 
  • The last step is to pick one to three things that are outside your comfort zone. They may scare you just a little, BUT they will make the biggest difference in achieving your goal and seeing the results you want.
 
  • Examples could include: committing to a structured fitness program or working out in a group setting, making the decision to follow a healthy nutrition lifestyle, cook all your meals at home instead of eating out, giving up alcohol, gluten, and/or sugar, facing emotions you have choose to not deal with, or getting to bed 30 minutes earlier and letting the “to-do” list wait until tomorrow.
  Now, this may be scary for you, but it’s a good exercise to stretch your comfort zone…   Get It Done!   Have an awesome day!   Your Friend and Coach Funk

Motivation Monday: The Road to Beauty!

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I’m excited to bring something new for you today. One of the goals in my mission statement is to coach, motivate, inspire and help you reach your goals. Whether it’s through fitness, athletic performance or life in general, I want to do what I can to get you there. I want you to feel better about yourself! I want you to be 1% better then you were yesterday! I want you to achieve everything you want out of life! I want you to have the best week ever! So every Monday I am going to share a motivational/inspirational story, video or post to get you AMPED UP to take the journey to reaching your own goals. No selling, no promotion, no advertising, no gimmicks…just straight up motivation to help start your week on the right track, keep you on a positive path and heck you may learn something. Today, I want to talk about the Road of Ugly. I posted a 16 second video message on my Instagram page that I want you to quickly watch below.
Before you can ever reach success or goals that you have set, It’s gonna get UGLY. In fact you have to go down the Road of Ugly before you can reach beauty. What do I mean by that? Well, it’s gonna hurt, it’s gonna get uncomfortable, it’s gonna be hard work, it’ll be awkward, it will be painful, you’ll fall, it’ll be long, you may have moments or flashes of beauty but then it will go away and get ugly again, it may even temporarily break-you-down. BUT You have to persevere, you have work through it, you have to keep going! Most important… YOU HAVE TO BE EMBRACE AND ACCEPT THE UGLY. ACCEPT that this is the path you will have to take during your journey to reach your goals. Keep reminding yourself that it’s OK to get ugly because it’s part of the process. Once you accept and embrace ugly eventually things get smoother, easier, more confortable, prettier and that’s when you know you are closing in on your goal…BEAUTY! Also people that embrace ugly are more likely to achieve their goals, they are more likely to stay motivated during the process, they are more likely to tackle barriers head on. So… If you are a STUDENT studying for exams, you must embrace that fact that you’ll have sleepless nights, reading, memorizing, not going out with your friends…but on exam day when you get that A+…it’s BEAUTIFUL and it’s worth it! If you are at your JOB, working on a big project, you must embrace that the you may have pitfalls, you will have to work overtime or at home, your boss may not be happy at first, you will have to put your friends and family aside for a while…but when you finish the project and your Boss, colleagues and perhaps customer id elated with your results…it’s BEAUTIFUL and it’s worth it! If you are an ATHLETE training for a fight or competition, you must embrace the fact that training is going to be hard, you will get beat up, you will be frustrated with learning new techniques, your workouts will leave you broken, you may get little injuries, dieting and nutrition will suck, you will have to give up partying and friends for a while, you will have to do things you don’t want to do…but when competition day comes, win or lose…it’s BEAUTIFUL achievement and it’s worth it! If you are someone trying to LOSE WEIGHT, TRANSFORM YOUR BODY or GET HEALTHY, you will have to give up your comfort food, workouts are gonna suck, you will have cravings, you will be sore, you may not see immediate results, you will get frustrated, you will want to give up, you will sweat, it will hurt…but when you lose weight, when you build new muscle and burn off all the unwanted fat, when you are fit and healthy and when you feel BEAUTIFUL about yourself…it’s worth it. It’s a journey in life we all must take if we want to ACHIEVE OUR GOALS and improve as an overall person. You will learn how STRONG, SMART and RESILISENT you are. IT WILL BE WORTH IT! Lastly when you are on the Ugly Road, don’t be afraid to ask for help and support while you are heading down the road. That’s what your friends, family, trainers, coaches and I’m here for. But don’t get it twisted, no one will give you anything in this life, if you want something you have to work hard for it, embrace the ugly and #GetItDone! Have an awesome day! Your Friend and Coach Funk

STS Success Story: Laszlo’s Journey From Torn ACL to Ripped Spartan Warrior! (PICS)

“Doing a pushup was impossible and painful as hell” I love to share success stories and Laszlo’s is incredible. Not only did he use the Spartan Training System 10 Week Fat Loss program to get ripped while building more muscle, but he also recovered from a torn ACL and doubted that he would ever be able to do the exercises and metabolic workouts again. Check out his email message below and pictures of his journey Hey Funk, Finally, I have finished your 10-week Spartan Training. It was hard, it was tough, but it was the best thing I’ve ever done or tried out in the gym. We cheated a little bit with the 10 weeks, because we held an extra week with your Kick Ass workout and your 300-dumbbell challenge workout, but I think the results are great. Before the 10-week programme I’ve tried out the 300-dumbbell challenge and my time was 14:15 with a 10 kg dumbbell. After the 10-week programme I’ve done it again and my time was 16:45 with a 16 kg dumbbell. When I’ve torn my ACL a year ago in august and I was only able to walk with a pair of crutches (you can see those times on the third picture), I haven’t thought that one day I will be able to do exercises like this again. My leg was so unstable, that doing a pushup was impossible and painful as hell, but then I’ve found your YouTube channel and your blog, a year passed by and now I am in better shape then ever. I am stronger than ever and now I am qualified Fitness Instructor as well. It would have been impossible without your workout program, nutrition plan and motivation. I just would like to thank you once again for creating these awesome workouts for us and teaching the world how to live, train and eat much healthier. You are a real icon Funk, thank you once again! Greetings from Hungary!                 Best regards, László Kiripóczky LEARN HOW YOU CAN GET INTO THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE WITH SPARTAN TRAINING SYSTEM 10 WEEK FAT LOSS PROGRAM – CLICK HERE

Spartan Success Story – Joseph’s Body Transformation (Pic)

One of the most frustrating things about getting back to the gym with the goal of getting your old body back is not knowing where to start and what workouts to do. Even more frustrating, is not knowing what foods you should be eating to stay healthy and get lean. Unless you are using my Spartan 10 Week Program Check out how Joseph used my metabolic workouts, nutrition info and training logic to help get the body he always wanted and into the best shape of his life.                  Dear fellow Spartan, My name is Joseph Mejia,  I live in Riverside (Southern California) and have been a subscriber now for a good amount of time. I weighed 230lbs at the time of subscribing. I used to be in shape in high school and after sports my metabolism dropped but not the same foods I was eating.  When I looked in the mirror one day, I was disgusted with myself for letting go of what I used to have.  I knew I had to change my physical appearance because of my upcoming career of being a firefighter. I wanted to be the best candidate for the job, but didn’t know what methods to do since I was no longer able to continue in the physical activities that kept my weight in check.   I then found your videos on YouTube and they directed me to your main website. I incorporated your logic and Spartan workouts into my own and was astonished that I now have the body I always wanted. It took me five months to get where I am now…and I’m not stopping anytime soon! Thank you, Joseph Mejia   If you are struggling with you’re training and getting no results. If you want your old athletic body back If you want to get in the best shape of your like Get the Funk Roberts Spartan Training System 10 Week Fat Loss Program http://www.10weekfatloss.com

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