All too often I find that people focus on what they can change or do better. I know for myself, it's rare that I take the time to think about what I am doing well and/or my accomplishments. I would like to change that today by congratulating myself on completing a 30 day challenge. If you know me, you know that I am not a sporty type. Don't get me wrong, I've worked out and I love yoga, but I can honestly say that since graduating high school I have not really pushed myself physically. So why now? Many factors lead me to sign up for what non-athletic people think is a crazy concept. 1) A friend's recommendation, 2) Slow but steady weight gain over the past year, 3) A back injury and 4) I wanted to commemorate my first smoke-free year!
The whole experience has been really incredible and eye opening. Are the classes hard? Yes. But they are also extremely rewarding. Not only has my body changed, but my mood has improved drastically. On more than one occasion, I have returned downright joyful from a 6am workout. I'm not going to say it's been easy, but I will say that once I fully committed, I was in it for the long haul. I felt accountable to the instructors at Blitz and my fellow workout buddies, but most of all, I felt accountable to myself.