God loves a trier

Tonight, sat in the Asda car park after what I can only describe as the worst circuits session ever (baring in mind the first time I went I almost fainted, cried after and had a panic attack ((I laugh now)) (((are brackets in brackets a thing?))), then also note this is the second session I’ve done), texting my other half to tell him how much I hated it and wondering if I’ve got the strength to open the car door or if I should just pop my seat back, lay there and call it quits, I asked myself why we do things like this to ourselves.

There’s a lot to be said for people that enjoy exercise. Dom for example… just weird. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good spin as much as the next person and thought I had it in me to venture onto something fruitier. Turns out I don’t. Probably won’t go again, but I gave it a shot.

I personally hate feeling out of my comfort zone, I think it’s completely human and I’m sure most people would agree. I’m more than happy to be wrapped up in a pink fluffy cloud and not risk looking stupid or like I don’t know what I’m doing. Granted I felt like a bit of a plonker on some of the stations when I didn’t really know what I was supposed to be doing and it probably didn’t help my enjoyment, but I gave it a go.

I like things when I do them well. If I’m not doing well, I struggle to enjoy it. I’ve always been a bad loser and I’m incredibly aware of what a bad trait it is, but it’s just something I can’t shake. It can really put me off trying new things or introducing myself to new situations and it’s something I need to work on.

Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone may be a good thing. I’m not telling you to pop on an all in one and jump out a plane, but maybe if there’s something you’ve wanted to try for a while then just go for it. What’s the worst that will happen? You feel silly for 5 minutes, get over it and decide never to do it again. But it’s better than always thinking what if.

As Jess Glynne would say, “don’t be so hard on yourself, no”. I’m going to chuck a pop reference quote in every article.

If you’ve been thinking for a while about a career change, reach out to a connection who may have some helpful advice for a path to take. There’re so many people out there who are more than happy to help. I had a conversation with a candidate this week that was so enjoyable, they went on our website and ended up writing to my MD asking what the route for working with our company would be. It’s never too late to try something new.

That motivational paragraph being said, I’m never doing circuits again. Gave it a good old go, but it’s not for me. I do however feel a lot better that I tried.



M x

Mollie Adams

Content Marketing Manager

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