Happy Thursday! We are nearing a holiday weekend, and an important at that!
Moving along…yesterday, instead of going for a walk – I went to lunch. And I somehow managed to have cake and ice cream for dinner. Did I go to the gym after that?
I went to bed, because that seemed more fun. This got me thinking even more about needing to find the motivation I have seemingly misplaced. I haven’t quite formed my running group yet, as per my last post – but I have been looking into things I can do, to get out of the house…and to be excited enough about to do so.
I have my gym, but I haven’t really felt like going. Which, honestly – is pretty lame because my gym has lots of classes and I really should try more of them. In fact I think I may look over my schedule for the next week or so, and see if I can try to fit classes in again. Because I really do not have any good excuse for not doing them – other than…I’m lazy and extremely unmotivated.
So, I started thinking about what sounded like fun…
A little backstory on me – after I went through my divorce, I went through some type of “rebirth” and realized that I could basically do whatever I wanted to – and no longer had to worry about my ex putting me down, or giving me a hard time for wanting to experience new and fun things. I also was in dire need of getting back in shape and just taking care of myself again – so I opted to try pole fitness.
And you know what?! It was fun, and it was NOT EASY! I not only built up skills I didn’t know I had, but I built up muscle too, including muscles I also didn’t know I had. Unfortunately after less than a year – life took over and my pole fitness “phase” kind of ended. It’s been about 7 years since I last did any real pole work. I’ve done an occasional introductory class with girlfriends, but those are short and few and far between.
Back to present day: I was perusing my Instagram feed and found an ad for a local Pole Studio, and then that little light bulb clicked on! 💡 I immediately got both excited, and scared…
Excited at the thought of how fun this would be! I thought, how great it would be, to have something to look forward too during the long work weeks – that got me out of the house, and could help me get fit – and potentially build some self confidence all at the same time?
Then I felt that familiar tinge of fear…the what ifs filled my head – “What if i suck at this?” “What if it’s too hard?” “What if I look silly?” “What if I am the chunckiest chic in the group?” All of my insecurities and excuses flooded my thought process.
I tried to distract all the thoughts by doing more research on the studio itself – to see if it was a beginner friendly place. I went to their Facebook page and read reviews and such, and then saw that they had posted a 3 class package special.
I took that as my sign – a sign to just sign up with the discounted plan and just do it.
So, my first class will happen on Saturday morning. I am looking forward to it – and am still admittedly scared to try it out. But, I think it will be good for me – and it is an excellent form of cross training!
Wish me luck!