30 + Fearless, Part 8: The First Step is the Most Important One
I think I've become obsessed with this journey. It has now crept into my dreams. As my morning continued, I realized my experience wasn't real. I was a little sad. It has made me see that I need to get into a class.
Being in a group of like-minded individuals is something that is needed, for multiple reasons. The two other ladies who come to workout with us have been dealing with other obstacles in
life. My fiance and myself have still pressed on. Sessions have continued of high intensity killing us.
When the weekend came, I was the one at work who had to do the weekend shift. Leaving some of my weekends gone. This is when my amazing fiance came into the mix. I get off from my shift and she's come up with the idea to head to the mountains for a hike.
Away we went. It was beautiful. This path has been taken before but thanks to allergies and not being used to the elevation at the moment, it was more strenuous than usual.
Sunday morning brought another 16-mile cycle; friend included. She was a little nervous, which is completely understandable. If you haven't done this cardio, it can be overwhelming with all of the steps you need to take. There are ways to pass, how close to stay, which paths to take, what to do when you go under a bridge, and more. When I cycle, it's the place my mind can wander. I can think of nothing, I can think of everything, I can focus on one thing that needs my
attention. Whatever it may be, it is my mental self-care.
That day, I couldn't help but think of this article. What I felt I needed to say came to me., hitting me as I rode behind my friend for her first cycling experience.
Getting into any form of fitness can be scary. It's an unknown territory or maybe it's something you just fell out of. So many types of fitness are out there. You can basically do whatever really catches your eye. Which for me, meant trying 20 million different ways. The point I'm trying to make is that you need to be understanding when someone is stepping into what you
are doing. We have all been there.
Taking the first step is the most important. If most feel alone and get turned off, they will run away. I've even seen it make them not try other places because they think every experience is the same. As my friend started, I had her ride in front of me. I made sure she was comfortable and felt confident that she could complete this task. Once she was, I pushed myself onward. Tackling my own personal goal I set for myself each time.
I'm out there. Making sure one grasps the concept and feels they can do it safely and confidently are key. Once this is in place, do your own thing. This doesn't take away from your own workout. Even though I at first didn't go as fast as I normally do, didn't mean I wasn't burning and sweating. I still was exhausted and worked my legs to being but a bowl of
jello once I climbed off the bike.
This concept isn't just for us normal folk. No, even famous fighters have their mentors. No matter who it is. They've had someone show them the ropes. Taking time to make sure they were doing things properly. What I have learned through being a personal trainer and just someone who drags friends to workout with me, you'll grow even more as a fighter. You'll learn better techniques and can improve your own regime as you do so. On I go with another week started.
Let's see what this will bring.