I joined a gym today and survived my very first gym experience. 💪🏽😂
The reason I’m sharing this is because I was terrified to the point I was nauseous. I sat in my car for 5 minutes talking myself into it.
I was by myself, no gym buddy to take the edge off. The young lady that gave me the tour was super sweet and helpful..except when she said, “we are one of the smaller gyms, but one of the busiest for sure.”
Awesome... It would be my luck to pick one of the busier ones. 🙄
As we walked around, I still had the butterflies and my introvert side kept screaming, "Get in the car and go home!!"...instead I graciously continued with the tour.
After scoping out just the "right" machine, I made it to the treadmill. First time at a gym, first treadmill experience. I did a whole 26 minutes...I learned how to speed up the pace and most importantly how to stop, which tour girl managed to omit from the directions. All good...in control at this point...
this was just a trial run anyway.
Honestly, I could have gone longer, the butterflies had settled at this point...mainly because I was making sure I kept up and was working a pretty good pace.
I’m sharing this because this year has been a year of growth. I’ve done more things that terrified than I ever have. I forgot how good it felt post workout. There was a time I would have never ventured into a place like that, much less alone.
My message for you is:
DO that THING...whatever it is!! The thing that calls you, but everyone else thinks is crazy. The thing that terrifies you, but you can’t get out of your head. Tell that person you love them, without expecting anything. Life is short. I don’t want to just exist anymore. I want to see new sunsets and sunrises. Experience different cities. Laugh, cry, and love. I hope you do too.