Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Yesterday was day one of Keely's 6-week boot camp. It started right after my Zumba class, so my legs were already a bit tired. Still, it was a great class. We started with plyometrics, which I always find challenging. It was awesome to realize how much easier they are now.
I met Keely at a boot camp two years ago, and the rest is exercise history. I had been exercising consistently for a year and had dropped about 60lbs. It was incredibly challenging, but I loved pushing myself. I also discovered that I could sprint and loved it. Last night, I kept remembering that boot camp and how good it made me feel about myself.
Boot camp was in no way easy. I worked hard, but I kept up with the exercises and felt strong throughout the workout. Plus, there wasn't a modified pushup in sight. When I first tried boot camp, I "couldn't" do a pushup on my toes. Now they're one of my favorite exercises, and we did a ton of them last night.
It's always good to try something new. Don't wait for the perfect moment. There isn't one. I joined the first boot camp on a whim, signing up for it before I had a chance to talk myself out of it. I was scared and insecure. I debated not going, but once I got there I was hooked. It's changed the direction of my life.
Today, I am the fittest I've ever been. I'm healthy. I'm confident. I have chosen a new path for my life that makes me happy. I love trying new things and facing fears. I have my bad days - everyone does - but the frequency of my bad days is a lot less than it used to be. I am enjoying my life, not just existing.