Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

I’m a great believer in the value of stepping out of one’s comfort zone.

I love to tell my clients and class participants to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. That’s where the magic starts and how we make progress towards our health and fitness goals.

While I frequently step out of my comfort zone in the gym, I rarely do in real life. It’s just easier to stick with what you already know and do well, isn’t it?

That all changes tomorrow.

I’ll be stepping out in front of the camera, wearing nothing more than fitness clothes and a smile on my face, to model the exercise demonstrations that will appear in my soon-to-be released book. Not just a ‘bunch of butt’ workouts, the book is full of information about strength training for women, both newcomers to exercise and long-time gym rats (check back next week for more information and details about how you could win your copy for free).

get comfortable with being uncomfortable

You can pre-order your very own copy through Barnes and Noble,, and Chapters/

Curious as to what goes on behind the scenes at a fitness photo shoot (I know that I am!)? Make sure you’re following me on Twitter and Instagram (I’m fitknitchick_1 on both)and that you’ve joined my Facebook community to catch a glimpse of what I’m up to!

And if you’d like to offer moral support (truth be told, I’m extremely nervous about the whole thing), why not get comfortable with being uncomfortable YOURSELF and do something that’s completely out of YOUR comfort zone.

Share it on your favourite social media channel and tag me so I can cheer YOU on!




  1. I try to get my clients to step out of their comfort zone all the time and it is so difficult! I do it all the time and although it’s not easy, it makes me a better person and a good example for my kids:) Good luck with your photo shoot! You are going to do great!
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  2. That’s fantastic, Tamara! I’ll have to go check it out. Good luck with the launch!
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  3. So exciting Tamara!! You will be wonderful – I have no doubt!!!!
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  4. PS: I have actually done a few things out of my comfort zone & the biggest was the bodybuilding in my late 30s & getting in that tiny bikini on stage when I am really very shy! HARD & I did it 2 years!
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  5. HOW EXCITING! So I know you’re uncomfortable now but it will be great and you’ll be so proud of yourself after and I’m very much looking forward to stalking you on instagram. 😀
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  6. Wow – so excited for you!!! You are going to be great at the photo shoot – can’t wait to check out your book!!!
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  7. You mentioned that you are comfortable stepping out of your “comfort zone” in some places but not others. I think this is true for so many people! I love that you shared how difficult it was for you to step out of your comfort zone too!! Nice job being an inspiration for so many people!