A couple of weeks ago at the psychiatrist I faced my fear of stepping out of my comfort zone and doing new things alone. In doing this I somehow I made myself conscious of what I was doing to myself and the opportunities that I was missing and did something to change it. I realized through talking to people that I had already done a huge thing towards overcoming my fear by starting a meetup group, by meeting new people and going new places all of the time, even if I wasn't alone in doing them. Thank you ladies--you are such a great help. Now on to doing things on my own.
I had an amazing day today. I had lots of energy, woke up got ready for a meetup at my house and met new people. The meetup went wonderfully. I was social and bubbly--the depression that seemed to be looming over me since Saturday had lifted and I felt great. I had energy and best of all..my back didn't hurt. Oh my sweet Lord, my back didn't hurt (was it the acupuncture? I don't know). It hasn't hurt in a couple of days, but I wasn't doing anything strenuous since I've had this sinus gunk and didn't go to water aerobics this week. After my meetup, the hubs came home and I decided to try out my not sore back on a walk around the block. After we got back, pain free I decided my garden needed some work. After all this stuff, I finally sat down to check out today's emails. I had an invite to this Zumba group on meetup. It looked like fun, and there was one tonight, so instead of putting it off and never going, I went. I went to a new place, to meet new people, to do a new activity all on my own and it WAS AWESOME. I had a great time, got a great sweaty work out in and then came home to a very happy hubby. I still have energy, I'm making pizza for tonight/tomorrow and I really had a wonderful day.
If I can get in a routine of doing water aerobics twice a week, yoga AND two back to back Zumba classes (each 30 minutes) I think I will feel so much better about my fitness level. As much as I love water aerobics, it isn't that hard, and it isn't that trying compared to the amazing circuit training I used to do 3x a week. Tonight though, I got some of that back and my muscles feel wonderful. My back still doesn't hurt.
What helped you overcome a fear? How did it change your life?