Life is too short. Try something new.
A fitness challenge group. What can it hurt? Really! In the grand scheme of things, what can it hurt?
I held off doing a group fitness challenge for a long time. Mostly for the fear of failing. Not being able to do it, or do it well enough. Will the challenge be hard or not hard enough? Will I be able to find the time? Can I make this commitment? Largely though, it was something new, out of my routine, out of my control. And I very much like to be in control.
Well you know what, so far, I am kicking butt. I mean some serious breakthroughs going on here. What is exactly that has given me this surge? I workout all the time, so this really shouldn’t be anything new right? What is it about this challenge that is so empowering? I think it is a couple of things. One, there is a group of us, coming together, sharing our struggles and our successes. We are a community. We inspire one another and celebrate each other’s victories. Second, it has pushed me out of my comfort zone. I went in with the fear that I might not be good enough. Through the interaction with all those involved, I have fed off of other’s stories and posts and have found that I am good enough. I am because I decided to try and not give up. I have felt a sense of pride for all of those who are pushing themselves and in turn, I have pushed myself. It has shown me that I can succeed, even if it is a small victory. Small but monumental.
I am only four days into this challenge and I do not regret one second of it. I feel empowered. I feel revitalized. I feel like I can do anything. I am serious. I am a badass. This is a great lesson. If you think you can’t, you’re right. If you think you can, you’re right. Get out there and DO SOMETHING. NOW!