I wish I trusted a parachute enough to sky dive. I wish I had the endurance to run a marathon. Since I don’t have those things, I challenge myself in other ways. I challenge myself mentally instead of physically.
For example, I am afraid of talking in front of people thus I chose a job speaking in front of people daily as a teacher. Years ago I was very self-conscious of my body so I chose to begin belly dancing and performed in public a couple times.
I took on a new challenge yesterday so instead of posting on my blog like I whole hearted meant to…I was just trying out aerial yoga. If you haven’t heard of it then join the club. I didn’t know anything about it until I saw a woman talk about it on the www.dhcskincare.com site (click on customer spotlights). I was on that site because I use the products religiously and I also was featured as their Customer Spotlight last month. It is basically yoga and a bit of cirque de soleil mixed together. It looks exciting and fun!
The problem is that I don’t trust very easily. I don’t trust roller coasters and have never ridden them. When on a plane, I constantly think something will go wrong with the plane. Daily, I check my tires to make sure they don’t look flat. I also don’t trust people but that is for another day.
The class was challenging in more ways than one. I had to trust that the fabric would hold me. I had to trust that what the instructor was telling me would actually work because if not, I could fall flat on my face. Surprisingly, the hardest part was trusting in myself that I could do it. She had us upside down, hanging by the fabric and our legs. We were doing a sort of back flip wrapped in fabric. At one point we had the fabric around our waist and swinging while our body was in a ball (as if we were doing cannon balls into the water). It was completely out of my comfort zone and I cannot wait to go back and make myself discover what my body and mind really can do.
I apologize for missing my first post of my blog challenge yesterday, but a more mental challenge was up for the taking and I took it. Now on to the next challenge….