Okay….I have a little piece of “HOMEWORK” FOR YOU!! I want you to think hard, get a pen and paper out (if you need to) and pick ONE thing that totally challenges you and gets you “out of your comfort zone.” I want you to write it down, make a plan to accomplish that one thing, and goals to attack it!!
I want you to really think about what it is that you need/want to do and let me know (if you want.) If you don’t want to post on here or my facebook page, then just do it for yourself.
I have a quick little story for you. After gaining 70+ pounds after my first pregnancy (well, I did it with both pregnancies) I was sooo much bigger than I normally was, flabby and recovering from my 1st C section. I had always been fit before pregnancy so it was a very humbling experience for me to say the least. I wanted/needed to start back working out to lose that weight and to re gain my “self” again. I was very depressed. Post partum depression and every time I looked into the mirror, I would ask the question, “Who is that?” I truly was dying inside that I would have to even step foot into the gym like that. Hey, we all have our “issues.” Don’t call me shallow. 🙂
When I first mustered up the courage to start back at the gym, I had nothing to fit me! My butt, hips and legs were so much wider than I was used to! I remember trying on old workout shorts and I literally sat on the floor and cried, and cried. I thought, this is it. I’m done. There is NO way I’m getting that body back!
So, after peeling myself off the floor, I realized I had to “suck it up” and do something. Do you all remember the Umbro soccer shorts? Oh my. Well, I had to wear my HUSBAND’S Umbro’s to the gym for a couple of months with a big ol frumpy T shirt. Yep. It sucked. But, I got my butt to that gym at 5:45 am (tough for me anyway but especially for sleep deprived new moms) and I remember exactly where I would go. I would go to the back left corner of the elliptical machines and started there. All in all, it too me a year of hitting it hard, cardio, weight training and eating healthy, but I got my body back (mostly.)
Did it make me step out of my comfort zone? Your dang right it did. It was horrible and very humbling for me (who used to teach aerobics at my previous gym.) But, you know what? I had 2 choices. I could lie on that floor crying, or I could get my big ol’ butt up, stop whining about it and start “doing” something about it. Obviously, I chose the getting my butt moving choice! haha…..