Yesterday was my day “off” – I put that in quotes because I still went in to work for a couple hours. I used that certificate I worked so hard to get back in November but haven’t really used…oh yeah, remember that? 😉
Anyway, it’s been a tough week. Weird work schedule, emotional roller coaster post-Boston Marathon attack, and ever-so-humbling workouts. I know how lucky I am; how fortunate I am to have a job, my health, and the ability to live a free life but this week I’ve been very humbled in all aspects of that life.
After finishing my 1/2 marathon, my plan was to start the LiveFit training program again as a way to reignite my love and focus on strength-training, while veering from the plan a bit (at least in the first phase) to maintain my running. Well, I did start Live Fit and I must admit I have been extremely humbled. Despite the fact that I made sure to strength train through my 1/2 marathon training, two workouts into the program and my butt is getting KICKED! Obviously this is in the best way ever, but kicked regardless.
Wednesday night when I got home from work, the birthday present from my sister was sitting waiting for me. I opened it, sent her a “thank you!!” text message, put the gift card in my wallet and set the empty envelope on my dresser. As I was feeling whiny, frustrated and slightly overwhelmed for offering to work on my day off on Thursday, I happened to glance at the envelope and a certain message jumped out at me:
Maybe that’s what’s holding me back. Fear. In fact, in many ways I’m sure of it. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of the future, fear of the past, fear of the unknown. I looked at that saying and really thought about it and what it meant for me in that moment; what it meant for this roller coaster week; what it meant for my future. I picked up my phone and sent the text message confirming that I would be in to teach the training sessions this evening.
Do something that scares you because if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
LiveFit scares me. Maybe THAT’S why I need to do it? 😉
In all honesty though, the events or experiences that have taught me the most in my life have often been the ones that started off with me anxious and fearful, often to the point of tears. Fear is a powerful block, but if we can learn to push through it, it can also be a powerful sign that growth and education is coming.
Yes you need to do it! For me, it was scary but the biggest benefit was getting more comfortable in the weight room.
Omg, YES! That last quote couldn’t hold more truth! If we never push our limits, we will stay forever confined in our “comfortable” little box!
LiveFit is AWESOME! I got through Phases 1 and 2 last year and really enjoyed it. I’m thinking that once I get this ol’ knee to cooperate, I’m going to use it to get back into the swing of things as far as workouts go!
Yeah I did Phases 1 and 2 as well, when I hit Phase 3 that’s when I was having the costochondritis problems…
🙂 I can’t wait to hear more about the new job when you get a chance Sissy!
I’ll fill you in once your thesis writing is done and over with.. 🙂
Yes!! Sometimes doing the scary things are the most important things!!
I couldn’t agree more!
I love LiveFit! I was thinking of starting that again someday but not right now. 🙂
love that great! it is so true, we try to do more things that scare us, things that push us outside our comfort zone 🙂
Absolutely! It’s the only way we’re able to grow!
Love that quote! It is so true. It reminds me although slightly different ‘if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got’