Today I am about to embark on an entirely NEW adventure - one that pulls me so far out of my comfort zone in the gym…I am beginning a gymnastic program…. this is seriously out of my element - and it is only the beginning of what shall be a VERY long road ahead… My goal is to achieve mastery in every step along the way - therefore - I have NO idea how long this commitment might be…
Am I nervous? Yes... Do I feel lost and confused ? Yes… Is there going to be a lot of experiments and failures along the way? YES… Will the accumulation; however, of these failures ultimately lead to some level of success? YES... Am I excited? Absolutely…
This is going to be challenging me in so many different aspects.. I know weights - I love weights - I love lifting heavy, moving fast, working hard… this will be hard, no doubt- but a totally new kind of hard… a very unique different unknown hard for me. But its good to go head first into new... it can become way to easy and comfortable falling back on what we know rather then challenging the mind and body into the unknown. I already predict in the earlier skills that I will experience a host of emotions - feeling like I am not doing enough - yes even the girl who always says “less is more” is forever and always actually learning the concept… I foresee having moments where I will feel like my butt needs more… or my mind & body wants to cave and do what it knows - this journey is going to be mentally taxing and challenging… it will, no doubt, frustrate me - and I will have moments where I want to quit - moments where I question whether or not I’m good enough to accomplish the goals -bigger moments where I battle in my mind the ability to trust that I am worthy of accomplishing the outcome I am looking for - and at the same time being loosely attached to any specific outcome - knowing that all progress is progress, and it is more about what I learn in the process!
It's good for us to stretch ourselves outside of our comfort zones, to step into the unknown, to learn new things, to move our body in new ways, to remove limiting beliefs from our mind, to set new bigger goals that we never thought possible, to dream big, and to begin, one step @ a time, one day @ a time one moment @ a time, one progression @ a time...
I am ready & excited to take on a new type of challenge and all the trials I will experience along the way, while remembering to celebrate all the small wins, and have fun …because like everything in life - its always about the journey!!! :) I hope to intermittently write about the experience along the way …wish me luck!