Friday, September 9, 2011

Just Breathe

Photo by Shawn Rossi

I'm going to tell you the truth.
When the first week of round three's exercise programs were revealed, I felt overwhelmed.
I felt stressed, anxious ... and like i was totally out of my depth.
I didn't think I could do this.

But then I stopped.
I have come so far.
And it seems, if I don't think and don't worry , my body is pretty capable of doing pretty much anything.

So I stopped, paused ... and took time to breathe.

I went through the program one workout, one exercise at a time.
Each exercise I checked. Can I do it? Do I know how? Do we have the equipment?
If the answer to any of these was no I checked Mish's instructions and watched her video links.
9 times out of 10 this calmed my fears.

The last three exercises that I had no clue on, I rocked up to my gym.
I felt silly asking them ... But common sense told me I AM PAYING THEM GOOD MONEY! And this is what they are for!

So - yes it took time - but I know what I am doing in theory.

Now I just need to do it in practise.

Will it all come together perfectly? Probably not. But doing something is better than doing nothing.

Right now I'm sure most 12wbt ers are overwhelmed. Somehow the wait to start is harder than actually doing it.

But stop. Breathe. Use the resources available to you. Ask on the forums. And give it a go.
Don't let paralysis by analysis stop you.

Change is just around the corner.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this post. My first 12 wbt. I will take ur advice and breathe. Tangerine