The day came: my first lesson. I felt so many emotions – scared, anxious, proud. I laced up, put on my helmet and took my first step onto the ice. Yikes this was tough! How did my son make it look so easy? My instructor was amazing – a blend between a motivator and a dictator. Before I knew it I had moved from steps to glides to strides. It felt amazing. I felt free. I seemed to inspire others because quickly I had some of those on-looker parents joining me on the ice.
More than two years later I LOVE to skate. It’s a fun-filled family activity. I have almost mastered crossovers but still need a lot of work on my backward strides. My son is so proud. These memories are priceless.
Does this sound familiar? Almost like the first day of your workout?
Don’t give in to these “anchors” that hold you down. The road to a goal is a journey. It usually doesn’t happen overnight and takes a lot of work and courage to step out of your comfort zone to start. But when you get there it is an amazing feeling!
What’s next for you? Lift that heavier weight, run a 10k, or try another trainer. Just go for it!