I have developed a habit lately .. or maybe its more of an “attitude”
I hear about something (for example the Mud Run) and I think “Oh why not, I’ll give it a go” and I sign on the dotted line, write it on my calender then turn up and give it a go (usually without training – but that is a whole *other* matter) 😉
Last week on one of the numerous voucher sites that have started up there was a deal for three boxing sessions at boxslim.co.nz for $10.00 which seemed like a bargain to me AND they ran classes about five minutes away from my home.
Obviously I took this as a *sign* that boxing and I were meant to be, so I purchased a voucher and put the word out on Facebook in case any of my friends were interested.
When I talked with people about how I was going to give this boxslim “thing” a go some of the responses I got surprised me. They included;
- “Oh no – I’d die”
- “I think I need to lose some weight first”
- “I’m far to unfit to do that, I will start with walking”
Ummm … come on people – Carpe Diem!
I never would have found my beloved Ludus if I had that attitude! Although to be fair before I walked into the Arena I was shit scared that I was going to die, that I was too fat and unfit and that everyone was going to laugh at me but I survived. Heck I got my butt kicked, but I survived.
The best compliment I have ever received was from my friend Donelle. I told her that I had signed on to do a quarter marathon with my friend Kate to keep her company (even though I hate running). She said to me
“That’s what I love about you – you will give anything a go”
So please don’t let ANYTHING hold you back ..
I promise you that most people are far too busy thinking about themselves to notice the uncoordinated “newbie” at the back and you could just find yourself an entire new family!
- You don’t die
- No one laughs at you
- That you have GREAT FUN and more importantly a GREAT WORKOUT!
Till next time