This last week I taught the same class several times, and I always get positive reviews.
Last Sunday, a member of the gym in JC said I was relentless, crazy and that he loved the class. It was the ultimate compliment.
Yesterday, however, I got something that wasn't exactly a negative review, but it kinda made me think.
The person said the class was too intense. That I was trying to get them up to my speed, instead of tune down to hers.
The entire day, today, I hold that in my head and it made me realize how attached we are to our sweet little comfort zone, and any attempt to get out of it it's seen as scary and something to be avoided at all costs, even when we have TECHNICALLY taken the first step (or not really).
Now let me tell you a thing or two about my extremely unorthodox self
In September of 2009, I decided (completely out of the blue) that I was gonna move to NY.
I had a pretty comfortable life, back in Brazil, but I sorted things out and arrived at JFK with just 2 luggages in February of the next year.
In April of 2016, I decided that enough was enough and I was gonna lose weight. I did all the research, some trials and errors, and in 6 months I was 80lbs lighter.
In August of 2017, I was offered the Trainer position at my local cko.
I had ZERO experience. I was a SAHM that had nothing but a success story and a gym owner that believed in me before I even did. But, AGAIN, I decided I was gonna give that opportunity a shot.
I trained, and I trained, I read, I learned, I made mistakes, I asked for feedback, I listened, I took notes, and 2 months later I got hired and worked my way up.
Now, I'm not more special then you or anyone else.
I just made decisions. I set goals and worked on them.
I just REALLY WANTED BAAAAAAD!
I understand that some people are fine with being average. I get it. And it's ok.
But don't you ever expect me to dial back on my speed. Cause I won't.
Don't you ever ask me to meet you at average.
Specially after trying the sweet taste of being GREAT!
🏼 - 2 hours ago