One crazy jump starting week
Stepping outside my comfort zone has never been one of my stronger attributes, not that I haven't done it before but most of the time I have choosen not to. When I was younger pushing limits and beliefes was something that came naturally to me, but as I got closer to my thirties I realized I actually liked being somewhat comfortable. I mean who doesn't like feeling safe and sound in their own little world? As much as I love being comfortable I also realize that it is smart to, "Do one thing a day that scares you" - Eleanor Roosevelt. Even just saying that I can feel the anxiety building. So what do these things all have in common? This week has been pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone and while some of it has been nerve racking there have been a few things so far that have opened my eyes to a new hobby or way of living. Yesterday for example the owner of our company arranged a team building exercise, literally, at 7:30 in the morning. We were to meet at Flywheel, take their 7:30am cycle class and then go to breakfast. How is this stepping outside my comfort zone? Well anyone that knows me, knows that I am a nocturnal being of sorts, and working out to me is walking, hiking, yoga and some home based cardio. so the thought of waking up at 6:30am to go workout in front of others freaked me the *beep* out. I was so nervous walking into that gym that I seriously thought about turning around and walking out, but I didn't. I kept to myself until I noticed something incredible, everyone began joking about waking up that early and also that we all were not ready to workout. I remember feeling soooo relieved that I wasn't alone. As the door opened to the room we all watched the people from the previous class walk out dripping with sweat and you could totally tell that all our faces were blank with, "omg! we are going to die."
Walking into the space the two of us girls got in the back with our little biker shoes and thankfully got help from someone to help us with our bikes. The class was almost an hour long and I couldn't believe how much fun it was. Don't get me wrong, it was pretty intense, I have never worked out that hard in the morning in a very long time. But after our breakfast and morning meeting I remember thinking about how amazing I felt. I was so happy that I went and challenged myself to go that extra mile and try that class out. Trying is all we can do to get started in the newest journey of our lives.
So here are some things to think about for the day:
- How can you push yourself 1% more in a directions?
- What's one thing today you can do that scares you?
- How can you step outside your comfort zone today?
Let me know how you did. We are all in this together.