The teen athlete talks motivation, reveals her workout secret weapon, and shares protein-packed recipes.
Sierra Blair-Coyle didn’t become a professional rock climber by sitting on the sidelines. She takes on enormous fitness challenges every day and you can too! The nineteen year-old shares her tricks for feeling less intimidated about trying a hard core workout and how you can set goals that will keep you interested and involved in whatever you choose to pursue. Make it a resolution to try something that you wouldn’t normally do, like rock climbing, surfing, or a trapeze class, and keep at it until you feel comfortable. You might surprise yourself and find an entirely new fitness-related hobby! “Working out isn’t easy, but trying new and exciting activities can be a lot of fun once you get into the groove of things,” says Blair-Coyle.
Diving in head first can be easier than dipping one toe in at a time.
“New workouts are a scary thing,” admits Blair-Coyle. “You just have to go for it! If you don’t feel comfortable doing it by yourself, ask a friend to try the workout with you. Eventually, you’ll become more comfortable with your new activity and it’ll become routine.”
Make a long term goal your motivation.
“My motivation to workout everyday comes from wanting to be the best climber I can be and wanting to live a healthy lifestyle. With these goals comes hard work, consistency, and dedication. Challenges aren’t easy, but the rewards are outstanding.”
Utilize Pinterest to find new workouts that challenge you.
“There are so many fitness boards on Pinterest with amazing ideas. What I really like about many of them is that they’re simple, like the 5-4-3-2-1 workout. You can do them anywhere and they don’t require a complex knowledge of exercise or much equipment.”
Even if you find one challenging exercise you love, keep trying new things.
“When I was younger, I was into gymnastics and dance. Recently, I tried paddle boarding and it was a blast! I also love exploring the outdoors—it’s fun to go on adventures!
Blair-Coyle expends tons of enegry in her high intensity workouts, so she’s become a pro at fueling herself properly. Click through her two favorite protein-packed recipes and visit her food blog, ProteinPrincess.com for more!