I used to dread going to the gym... like, super dread it, to the point, I never went. 🤷🏻♀️ I started by just walking outside. The gym? Didn’t want to go, didn’t want to be seen, see other people, have them watch me flail on machines, or sweat like a monster (because, I do)... 😅 The weather got colder. I couldn’t walk outside anymore. Time to face my fears... 😬
Folks, I was worried for no reason. The other people in the gym do NOT care about me. Lol! That’s perfect! They’re there for their own reasons and some, just as fearful as I was. Now, I go, do my thing, & don’t think twice about it. (I even wear tank tops!! What?!) The gym was not in my comfort zone. Working out was not in my comfort zone.
But, yesterday when I hit that 4th mile... I was almost overcome with emotion, because I can not believe how far I’ve come. Daily cardio & weights? The place that wasn’t in my comfort zone was becoming like a second home to me. Somewhere, where I’ve discovered my strength & found myself again. A place I can always count on to be consistent and calming. A hobby that not only keeps me busy, but vastly betters my mind & body. Something truly great has emerged from stepping out of my comfort zone... this is just 1 example, the gym. (Vegetables aren’t in my comfort zone either, but that’s a whole other post!) 🙃
🔹Do something that pushes your boundaries & comfort zones! You’ll thank yourself for it, in the future! 🤩