Considering the cost of maintaining the status quo, how to live, and a jump rope circuit workout

Hey there,

Pushing for growth in any area of your life isn’t easy.

After all, choosing to do the hard thing — like pushing through a tough workout — vs. the easy thing — relaxing on the couch — is often choosing the less pleasant option.

But ask yourself what will happen if you don’t challenge yourself and push toward growth.

Which will you regret more: the time you spend working hard toward something you care deeply about, or allowing yourself to become complacent and not work to become the person you really want to be?

What is the cost of maintaining the status quo?

Just something to ponder as we have less than a month left until the new year.

What I’m reading —

How to Live: 27 Conflicting Answers and One Weird Conclusion by Derek Sivers

I’m a big fan of Sivers, and his book Anything You Want is one I try and reread once a year or two (it’s very short). His latest book is a compilation of thoughts on how to live and how not to live. It definitely makes you think and consider how you really want to live your life.

What I’m listening to —

Lisa Feldman Barrett: Surprising Truths About the Human Brain / The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman

I’m a brain nerd. This podcast is all about the brain. Enough said.

A quote that inspires me —

“Humans are very good at considering what might go wrong if we try something new. What we don’t often consider is the atrocious cost of the status quo… not changing anything.” — Tim Ferris

What I’m training —

Here’s a jump rope circuit workout I posted on Instagram.

Three new workouts —

Metabolic Meltdown 12 Minute HIIT Workout (12-minute, pull-up bar, medicine ball)

Legs + Core Medicine Ball AMRAP Workout (AMRAP, medicine ball)

405 Rep Scorcher Challenge Workout (Time challenge, dip bar)

You can get these and all future workouts right in the 12 Minute Athlete app when you subscribe as a Super Athlete.

Questions? Feedback? Content requests?

Please feel free to reply directly to this email if you have any questions or comments (yes, I am a real human). I get a lot of emails and messages, so I can’t reply to all of them, but I do read everything you guys send me!

Here’s to challenging ourselves,

– Krista

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