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Can I get an AMEN?
You may or may not remember a few weeks ago that Amanda and I came up with a challenge for 2014 to:
Now, with this challenge, we don't mean getting uncomfortable by wearing underwear that's too small... Ahem. We mean that you should get out of your comfort zone and things that you would typically say 'No' to, or things that you'd typically avoid - you give it a shot. I promised to do a recap every time I step out of my comfort zone, or at least at the end of every month.. and I'm happy to say that January was definitely an uncomfortable month for me.
- Going Dancing with friends. This sounds crazy, I know. But I DO NOT dance in public. I just don't. I can count on two hands, the amount of times that I've actually danced at clubs with my friends. I always stay at a table, or completely avoid going out all together if dancing is predetermined. Oh, how I wish I was kidding. I just don't dance. But this month, I did... and it wasn't awful. I may even do it again.
- Enrolling in a 12-week transformation challenge. I had to publicly post basically naked photos of myself to show my 'before' at the beginning of January. I can't even tell you HOW UNCOMFORTABLE I felt doing this. I freaked out numerous times while singing up, but Juliette pushed me to do it. I'm proud of my self for doing that much, and now I've got something that I'm working hard towards achieving.
- Burning 1,000 calories a day. Last week I challenged myself to this completely insane goal. Burning 1,000 calories a day is NO joke. This was great 'motivation' for me last week, but it left me with more cons than pros, unfortunately. I stopped looking forward to my workouts because I was viewing them as a number and only a number. I injured my body because I double up on workouts to reach my goal and my body had zero recovery time. At the end of the week I needed a 'break' from working out because I was in a phase of hating it. I didn't like the outcome. So, while it was great - calorie burn wise - I don't think I'd challenge myself to be that extreme again.
- I signed up for a 10k. This BLOWS MY MIND. I once blogged about 'why I don't run' and now I have signed up to run 10 FREAKING KILOMETERS. For you Americans, I think that's like 6 miles. I know that's really not far for a lot of people, but let me just tell you that I am ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED of doing this. I never, ever, LIKE EVER, in a million years imagined that I would do anything like this. If this isn't getting out of my comfort zone, I don't know what is.
I hope every single one of you is doing something to get uncomfortable.
Break that barrier, work on changing and creating a better you! ♥
Happy weekend, friends. Ciao.