Updated: Oct 14, 2019
Boot camp - Trying something new! I was completely dreading the thought of doing this and it's the first time ever that I've tried a boot camp I don't even know what they do? But being the soldier I am, I'm always up for trying something different. I sign myself up to go there early Sunday morning whilst the rest of my family is still asleep, it was too difficult to attempt to drag one of them along. So I'm there and doing this dynamic routine with complete strangers. Maybe it's better that I don't know them? I inform the instructor that I am recovering from a little thing called a Brain Hemorrhage last year so just to be mindful of how much he is going to push me to do.
Well you know what, I tried it and it was so refreshing to do the exercise outside to be able to meet new people and it was great teamwork! Although I couldn't do all the activities, the main thing is that I tried. I was so proud of myself just to get ready in my outfit and drive to the gym! Yes that's a great step, well done me, honestly that was the most difficult part. But to actually do the interval training, that was easy! I was so shattered on the last round of training that I decided to make a bold step and do a sprint around the field instead. I came back to a 'Well done!' by the instructor.
What I realised is that I could only do what I could do. I didn't need to follow anyone or keep up with anyone else and I did something different, out of the box and so proud of myself that at least I tried it. If you want to try a new activity don't be scared and make that bold step, making the decision to go is the most difficult part. If no one wants to accompany you, then just go yourself! Its you who wants to do this so enjoy it, you might meet some new friends? Don't try to keep up or follow everyone else, keep it at your pace. This is your life and if you want to think out of the box and do something different then you should.! 6 reasons why you should TRY SOMETHING NEW :
1. Because You Don't Want To Live With Regrets
2. Because You Never Know What You Might Find
3. Because It Will Give You Self Confidence
4. Because You'll Be More Interesting
5. Because YOLO
6. Because No One Ever Accomplished Anything By Letting Their Fear Conquer Them Being confident to 'Try something new' is brave, no it's very brave!