Letting go of limiting stories and a jump rope + resistance band circuit

Hey there,

We all have stories about ourselves that limit our growth.

Growing up, my story was that I was weak, cowardly, un-athletic, and that it was too late for me to change.

I held onto this story for a long time until I couldn’t anymore. I started to realize how much it was holding me back — and that the only way to grow into the person I wanted to be was to let go of it.

I started with baby steps, first taking small risks, then eventually, bigger ones. I began leaning into challenges instead of running away from them. Slowly, I let go of my story to create a new one.

We can all let go of our limiting stories and choose the growth option. All it takes is a little courage, belief in ourselves, and most importantly, a willingness to try.

Keep going.

What I’m reading (article) —

This Advice From Elite Runners Will Inspire Even Non-Runners by Bindu Basinath / The Cut

We can learn a lot about ourselves through physical activity. I’m not a runner, but I resonate with so much of this article. On running:

“Pushing yourself through mile after mile is similar to chasing after any life goal: You have to overcome fear of failure, wanting to quit, and psyching yourself up to do it all over again after you cross the finish line.”

What I’m listening to —

Dr. Wendy Suzuki: Boost Attention & Memory With Science-Based Tools / Huberman Lab podcast

Wendy Suzuki is one of the leading scientists in the field of exercise and the brain. Her research has helped shed light on just how much exercise can impact our mood, ability to learn, memory, attention span, and stress management. She gets into research and gives actionable advice in this podcast.

A quote that inspires me —

“True strength is not always shown through victory. Stand up, try again, and display strength of heart.” — Rickson Gracie

What I’m training —

Here’s a simple but effective jump rope and resistance band workout you can do anywhere!

Three new workouts — 

Plyos and Push Ups HIIT Workout (12 Minute, plyo box or equivalent)

Total Body Conditioning AMRAP Challenge Workout (AMRAP, pull-up bar, jump rope)

279 Rep Bar Challenge Workout (Time challenge, pull-up bar, 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?

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– Krista

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