This week’s testdrive was twotwoTWO things in one (anyone?).
It was a fabulous opportunity (and my tip of the week as well) to force myself out of my comfort zone in the name of MizFit & try a really cool (literally & figuratively) newtoME product as well.
First the tip.
Nothing earth shattering.
Nary a groundbreaking piece of advice in it yet something of which I know I need reminding and I suspect a few of you may as well.
I think it was Eleanor Roosevelt who said do one thing every day which scares you. And, unless you count letting my Toddler’s arse touch the seat in a nasty gas station bathroom all in the name of potty training, Ive grown far too slack in this department.
Im not certain whether it’s growing older and more self-conscious (ok. it’s not. we’ve all seen that I dont really give a
crap care) or the fact that opportunities to stretch myself are ones I need to *seek* I simply havent been doing it lately
Ive grown complacent.
Rarely does the chance to take a leap of faith knock on the door to check & see if we’re ready. More often than not we need to speak up, put ourselves out there, and volunteer to be challenged or afraid.
That’s my challenge for you today. Take the next 24 hours–whenever you read this–and view your life through fresh risk-taking eyes.
What opportunities present themselves where your initial reaction is:
AWWW HELL NO!
Perhaps examine if it’s merely fear which is holding you back and try, for today, giving that same question an answer of YES.
We all hate change (not all of us? you dont? you thrive on it? please to hit us up with some tips). It’s uncomfortable and it’s uncomfortable because it forces us to grow.
What small step might you take, over the next 24 hours, which completely wholly & utterly terrifies you in a good way?
Take that group fitness class youve been afraid to even attempt in case you look ‘stupid.’
Send for that application to graduate school so you can at least begin filling it out.
Get a book on SAT preparation and finally start reading & studying for the exam.
Ask that Starbucks employee out. finally. (you know who you are). what’s the worst thing that could happen and, really, how bad is that anyway?
Go running. IN A DRESS.
Yep, People. That’s the Testdrive up in herre.
Fabulous Skirt Sports sent me the Footloose Dress to test and, even though it was completely outside my comfort zone, I ran in it.
AND I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
I have to admit that, as I left my house, I was like a teenage at her first dance completely convinced that everyone was staring at me.
(think of your worst, most insecure, most SERIOUSLY, RENAISSANCE MAN IM NOT SURE I CAN DO THIS internal monologue and that’s about where I was. except, to the Ren Man’s chagrin, it was all external)
Then I started running and was even more convinced that everyone was staring at me—-but this time because I was running like Princess Atalanta in my comfy, cool, not clingy dress.
I loved it. It didnt cut into me. It never grew clingy or felt as if it were weighing/dragging me down.
If I had a million dollars I’d buy ya’ll this dress.
*guys? Im so trying to get this for the Renaissance Man to testdrive for you—–so far unsuccessfully.