How to stay healthy and fit even with fear

Face your fears through fitness

As I drove to Crossfit this morning, my stomach turned in knots like usual.  Despite the queasiness I felt, I was still giddy and excited to see the WOD (workout of the day). I was first introduced to Crossfit by my dear friend Jenni and still have the feeling of the new kid in school during my early drives to the box (place where WODS and wonderfulness happen).

One of the things I love about Crossfit is that it’s never the same ole same ole and we don’t know what we’re doing until we get there. There is an app that displays the day’s WOD at a much too early time in the wee hours of the morning but not checking it adds to the element of surprise.

Face your fears through fitness

I need this for my personality type. I like new things and need change in my routine.

Back to the tummy in knots issue.

I’ve yet to pinpoint whether it’s the nervousness/sheer fright I feel each time I go or the fact that it’s 4:10 in the morning. Either way, I face my fear and always leave feeling stronger and ecstatic that I decided to JUST GO FOR IT and give it my best effort. Awesome way to start the day off accomplishing great things before breakfast time.

Something about working out and pushing ourselves that bring out other areas in our lives like emotional. Physical activity has helped me while dealing with loss. I shared some of my story about my grief for my brother and veteran PTSD.

I encourage you to face your fear today, whatever it is. You just may find that it’s not so bad after all. :)

How do you face your fear? Did you realize it wasn’t as bad as you imagined?

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