Stepping foot in the gym is a daunting task. Fear, anxiety, and self doubt set in as you begin your fitness quest in an intimidating enviornment. Luckily, you are not alone. We all suffer from bouts of fear and anxiety.
Growing up with a crippling fear of public speaking, I felt helpless and tended to avoid any situation that evoked such dreadful feelings. This approach did nothing but increase those negative feelings. I was stuck.
The fix? Taking the first step and facing your fear head on.
The funny thing about fear is that it isnt real.
Happy Monday! Not just any Monday, the one after Daylight Savings time in the spring where you are a little groggy and "zombie-like" for the first few days. However, I'm sure many of you are willing to deal with the fog knowing there will be more daylight in the evening and warmer temperaures.
Are resolutions good or are they bad? Is it good to set yourself up for failure? Do people really stick to resolutions at all? Here's what I think...I think we should never stop trying! Never, never never! I don't care how many times you fall flat on your face, just get right back up and do it again!
I write this blog after coming back from a long bike ride, half of which happened to be in the pouring afternoon monsoon rain. I set out for a nice afternoon of biking without a cloud in the sight. OK, perhaps it was scorching hot and quite windy (you know, the kind of wind that does bring the rain…), but if you want it, you can do it, right? So, being really eager to go for my ride, I just made sure to have two bottles with water and electrolytes with me and went off!
As an athlete, I enjoy sports of all kinds, but I have my favorites. As a child I enjoyed riding my bike and playing football with the neighborhood kids. In high school I played tennis and volleyball. I went on to play tennis in college, but funny enough that was not my ‘favorite’ sport. My favorite sport is big wave body-boarding and surfing. I don’t live in a place to enjoy that as often as I’d like, but it’s a compromise I am making for a bigger goal.
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