Monday, January 13, 2014

Get Uncomfortable

First things first. My favorite design princess in the whole wide world, Whitney worked her magic on my little blog on Friday and gave it a complete facelift. New Year means FRESH new look, and I'm kind of totally obsessed with it.

A little #motivationmonday on instagram today.

It's a new year, which means it's time for a new challenge.
This was our last challenge if you're curious.

We all know that I don't believe in making New Years resolutions, but I'm a firm believer in making new goals and constantly challenging yourself.. So that's what Amanda and I are doing today.

This weekend, Amanda and I sat down and had a chat about our fitness goals: what we want to accomplish, where we see ourselves at the end of the year, and (of course) getting ourselves out of our comfort zones.

If you want something you've never had, then you've got to do something you've never done.

Amanda and I are challenging ourselves to try ONE new thing (that we've never done before) every month of 2014. That's twelve times that I will be making myself 'uncomfortable' and trying something new. Maybe I'll love it, maybe I'll hate it - but one thing is for sure: I will grow.

The thought of doing this is both exciting and terrifying because I know that I'll be getting out of my comfort zone a lot this year... 12 different times to be exact.

These 12 different moments can be anything: joining the gym, taking a class at a gym, working out with friends, or whatever else I can think of. These are all things that absolutely terrify me, but I think the only way that I'll ever grow is if I step out of my comfort zone. So here we go.. Bring it on, 2014. Bring. It. On.

If you want to join us, please let us know! It doesn't have to be strictly fitness related, it can be anything.
Quitting your job, asking someone out on a date, going skydiving, or getting something other than chicken fingers at your favorite restaurant. Step up to the plate, get uncomfortable, and allow yourself to grow this year.

We'll be sharing our victories and challenges on our blogs, twitter, and instagram (#getuncomfortable).


Betsy said...

I haven't been reading you for very long so I guess I didn't realize the transformation you've made. Holy. Cow. That's amazing and really inspiring. Good luck in 2014!!

Whitney Ellen said...

You are SUCH A FUCKING BOSS. I can't even deal with it and every time you post more progress photos I just want to stand up and slow clap for you. SO. DAMN. PROUD!

Cortney said...

Holy crap girl! You look awesome!

Allie @ Tales of a TwentySomething said...

I'm gonna assume the chicken fingers comment was for me right? PROUD of you Faithy

Jay T said...

Cough gotocalifornia cough cough cough.

Tracey said...

This is an amazing idea!

Elizabeth at Southern Finesse said...

This is a fantastic idea. I can't wait to see what you learn with your 12 'uncomfortable' moments!

Jo Steel said...

Awesome idea. Not sure I'm going to meet the challenge, but if you are :) Does that mean you may find a use for that gym pass? Looking forwards to the posts!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i love seeing progress photos! the one you posted is amazing. keep up the great work!

Vodka and Soda

Whitney Alison said...

Ok that pic? AMAZING!!! You look fab. Also your bligity blog makeover is amazeballs. Whitney did us good!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I might have to join you

Jenn @ Party of One said...

So I'm not sure how I've NEVER read your blog before- what? BUT I'm so glad I realized that with THIS post. I am very excited about this challenge & I just can't wait to make a list of all the challenges I want to give myself. I'm so excited to join you!

Pistol Pete said...

"Always do what you've always done and you'll always get what you've always got."

I heard that quote for the first time in 2004 (I remember where I was because it was so profound to me). It's really just a reworking of Einstein's famous insanity-quote: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results."

I really like this latest version of the quote because it is active rather than passive ... it puts the onus on us to take action - DIFFERENT action. Great lesson Faith.

Still (an always) proud of you Darl.


shannon said...

GAH! FAITH! you are incredible! never forget it!

now whip into shape with you!