This is the first year that I have decided to put a theme to my year and I am quite excited about it! If you follow me on any of my social media, you would have saw on January 1, that I allowed myself to be in an uncomfortable situation. I had never been to planet fitness in my life. I hadn’t ever planned on going to be honest. The reason why, was that their equipment really was nothing that I could use. My training that is specific to me requires me to use a free barbell, and sometimes I would set off what they call a “lunk alarm”. I rarely do cardio and so on New Year ’s Day when all of the other gyms were closed, I really had no other choice but to come and do what little cardio I had to do, there. When I walked in, I was very uneasy. Like most people do when you come into a new place and they have never seen you, they were looking, wondering, trying to identify who I was and why I was there. The whole time, I *thought* I could sense people watching me and I let it get inside of my head. But, really at the heart of this, it was good that I was putting myself in a uncomfortable position. I needed to start the year off what that and I needed to feel the sense of being uncomfortable in order to allow myself to grow. I used that forty minutes to enjoy a new scenery, a new set of people and enjoy that I wasn’t wasting the day away on the couch.
So, my word for 2017 is:VALIANT
Let’s take a look at the meaning:
Being Valiant means to show courage or determination. This means I will be brave, courageous, bold, fearless, daring, and audacious. I will, in every situation, do everything with everything I have in me. Putting myself in uncomfortable situations moving forward, will allow me to showcase my bravery. Most of all, I want to show all women that they can be valiant too!
Moving into 2017, Valiance will be at the forefront of everything I do.