britstuevenYesterday I did the stair machine for the first time!! 💃 That thing has always intimidated me for some reason. Maybe because you're much higher up? Maybe because the screen looks complicated? Maybe because it seems, you know, HARD? I was scared to try...just like I was scared to go over to the weights section since moving back. I'm intimidated by people who seem to know what they're doing over there. They're super confident. They're STRONG. 💪 They lift a LOT of weight. They walk up to a machine and get right to it...they don't look at the instructions on the side or navigate it. They're comfortable. I feel like I would get in their way over there. 🤦♀️ I feel like too much of a newbie who doesn't deserve to be there. BUT. I recently started working with a personal trainer. My MAIN goal is to get more comfy with weights and get out of my cardio comfort zone. 🏃♀️I want to get stronger. I care about my bones, my health and am sick of getting random injuries that could be avoided if I was STRONGER. 💪 Pulled chest muscle from dancing? ✔️ Sprained ankle on 3 stairs? ✔️ Strained neck from David poking me in the stomach? ✔️ Injured shoulder from my first time shooting at the shooting range? ✔️ A pulled rib from sprinting up the stairs to catch a train? ✔️ ALL these coulda been avoided if I was STRONGER, according to my trainer. AND. After our first session, I'm already feeling a LITTLE bit braver. I'm trying. She held me accountable to doing the stair machine on my own yesterday. It was scary!!!! And it was hard!!!!!! I couldn't look up for the first 10 minutes. I had to STOP after the first 10 minutes, because my body isn't used to resistance like that. But then, with each step, it got more comfy. I was even able to look UP for little bits of time...bit by bit. 😮 Step by step. 👟 I even did lat pulls by myself last week. I walked over there on my own and just did it. My other goal at the end of this training is to be able to do a pull-up or at least be progressing toward it. I dread going to these sessions, but when I think about WHY I'm doing it and that this is a GIFT to myself, it is so worth. the. struggle. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ohhhh, growing. 😂 Let's do this!!!!
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