Someone who I won’t mention dragged me out of bed and made me go to the gym this morning. It’s true, I haven’t been in over a week – partly because of my Colorado trip and partly because I have been sick. But, I didn’t want to go – I wanted to continue my day long journey on my couch. But, I got up, got dressed and went.
I wasn’t 100% but it was time for me to get back into the swing of things! I figured it was a perfect day to go back as my gym, Trillium created a gym wide obstacle course. A quarter mile jog. Jumping jacks, squats, pull ups, pushups, ball slams, running through ladder rungs, pullovers (to name just a few) and ending with a Ninja warrior style course.
Oh, no! I by no means could plow through all the obstacles, especially with not being there in over a week, but I gave it my all and took some breaks when I needed them. The goal was to complete the courses as many times as we could. We went through the course three times and if anyone knows me, knows that I am no quitter – give me a challenge and I will fight to be the last one standing. And, we were – my friend, her daughter and two other woman.
The ninja warrior course was my favorite. It had monkey bars, slack line, balance beams, and other things I have no idea what they are called. But, they challenged me, challenged my own abilities. I couldn’t do them all perfectly, but what I love about these types of exercises is that they take you out of your comfort zone, help you face your fears (height and balance). And the best feeling is when you actually accomplish something that you didn’t believe you could do. I really have to give thanks to the trainers Schwan and Ben, who always are there motivating and encouraging us to push ourselves!
We don’t always want to do things, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t. I have found some of my greatest strengths after doing something I didn’t want to – going to the gym today, doing Iron Girl, etc.
So get out there, do something daring, do something bold, or just something new… there is a whole world to discover, but best of all – ourselves.