Cecilia A.

Cecilia A.

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Day 83: The Power of Disruption

  • Dec 7th, 2015 at 2:19PM

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You know how we're always talking about habits? Like, building good habits and routine to ensure Kenzai success? Every day I wake up, and I do my Kenzai workouts first thing in my backyard. Day in, day out. When #raisethebar kicked in, I added a 2nd rope session before dinner. 80-something days this has gone on. It is totally routine, and it is totally drudgery at its finest! Mama is 100% on workouts, so drudgery works.

But this weekend, a work situation unexpectedly created a major hiccup in my routine. I did my morning skips but had to scrap the rest of my workout for the afternoon. Since I was going to be out and about, I packed a bag for the gym (which I've only used once a week for their treadmill but never for my Kenzai jump rope and workout).

I'm a good little rule follower and I am way, way into structure, but damn, sometimes DISRUPTIONS can be AWESOME.

This disruption in my schedule totally reinvigorated my workouts for the past 2 days (of course today I switched it up again by going to the gym mid-afternoon). It's crazy how this change in routine has amped up my motivation and focus so much. KB2 feels new and different and I'm excited to be hitting the workouts in a way that I haven't felt since the first month. It's like spring love all over again.

So if you're feeling a bit in a rut in your workouts, maybe it's time for a shake up in your routine and harness the power of a good disruption! It's not just fancy startup jargon that gets thrown around in TED talks and business books.

It just occurred to me that the cycle workouts coming our way this last week may be may be operating on that very principle to get us across the finish line with mojo and style. Damn that P-dawg is a sly one.

 
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6 comments

Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 9 (Member)
Trainerover 3 years ago

Oh yes, changing the routine once in a while feels awesome. It can show you new dimensions to your fitness. Good shout, I'm going to really switch up the alternative cardio today. Maybe a run and a swim. 100% on the work outs is amazing! Way to go!


    Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 2 (Member)
    Head Trainerover 3 years ago

    Agreed. Embrace the mix-up!


      Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Mind | Day 16 (Member)
      Trainerover 3 years ago

      K Note in the making!

      But I'm thinking if you're looking for love you may want to hit the gym in the evening hours... :)


        Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 9 (Member)
        over 3 years ago

        Glad you're having fun with the final week of workouts Cecilia! Disruptions can be good if it is merely rearranging the deck chairs in a different order....harder when it is different time zones, new hotels etc. Agree with Elissa....gyms can be nice places to people watch - but you also have a great view in your backyard!


          Cecilia A.Cecilia A.Kenzai Member
          Trainerover 3 years ago

          @Janet, you're exempt from adding more disruptions in your routine! Disruption IS your routine this season but you've been handling it like a boss! Your challenge is to stay in the same timezone for more than 5 days!

          @Elissa, I was looking very attractive this morning being all red faced and sweating buckets as I struggled mightily to hit double digits on the scoops. I was so shocked no one asked for my number right then and there. In all seriousness, the male (and female) gaze at the gym does promote strict form and adherence to rest periods.


            Angela WorthingtonAngela WorthingtonKenzai Member
            Assistant Trainerover 3 years ago

            I think it's really interesting how the disruption to your training schedule reinvigorated your workout. If I don't get mine done early in the morning I feel stressed and a little panicked that I won't be able to do it. By the time I then get it done I feel tired. After reading this blog and the comments I'm going to try mixing it up again. Thanks Cecilia.


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