Did you wake up this morning thinking, “You know what I’d like to do today? Walk blindfolded off the side of a cliff!”
Yeah, didn’t think so.
The unknown is a frightening thing, and doing something you’ve never done before sometimes really can feel as scary as walking into a dark cave without a flashlight. This goes for everything from moving to a new city to trying a bold new shade of lipstick. It certainly applies to starting a new exercise regimen or walking into a fitness class you’ve never done before. Humans are designed to be adaptable–so why are we so resistant to change?
“Making a change in life is scary. But know what’s even scarier?
Loss of control, fear of the unknown, past failures–these are just some of the reasons that we all put off doing hard things. Maybe some of these sound familiar if you’ve been thinking about trying B Present for a long time but haven’t taken the plunge yet:
“It might be harder than I can handle–I’m not sure I can do it.”
“Every time I’ve tried to get into an exercise routine, I’ve stuck with it for a little while but then give up. What’s the point of starting again?”
“I will probably just embarrass myself.”
“I had a piece of lettuce on my sandwich at lunch today and REALLY, that’s basically the same as working out.”
“I need to be in better shape before I start.”
“I need a new pair of yoga pants before I start.” (Let me ask you this: when don’t you need a new pair of yoga pants?)
“Well, The Bachelor is on tonight…maybe I’ll go tomorrow.”
“Maybe I’ll try it next week.”
“Maybe I’ll try it next month.”
“My New Year’s Resolution is going to be to start exercising! …next year.”
What if I told you that the fear you feel when you first walk into the studio is something you have in common with every other person in the room? There’s not a single person there who didn’t feel a little afraid the first time she set foot inside of B Present. (You know who was probably the most afraid? Hint: her name starts with a “T” and ends with an “ammy,” and if she hadn’t done something that scared her, there would be no B Present Studio.) But we must do things afraid, or we’ll never do anything worth doing.
You probably won’t feel less uncertain or less afraid next week, next month, or next year. No matter when the day comes that you finally decide to go for it, you will have those butterflies in your stomach that will almost always go hand in hand with trying something new. So why not now? Why delay making the changes that you already know you want to make? Whatever your goals may be, you can reach them sooner if you start today.
We can’t wait to meet you at the barre! Sign up for a class today. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Right now. 🙂
The key to succeeding is starting before you’re ready.