What is the thing that holds you back? What is that elephant in the room that you refuse to acknowledge? Who is your nemesis? Is it you? Is it fear? Is it anxiety? What will it take to slay this dragon? Well first, you have to name the thing.
Once you name your dragon, then you can slay that sucker. Admitting the silly beast exists is half the battle, yes? Or admitting that it does NOT exist so you can move past it – that is also progress, my friends.
Once upon a time, I could not hurl my big butt into an inner tube … you know the kind you float in water and enjoy? Even though I am now much smaller and know that I am capable of such a thing, there is still this twinge of anxiety that is residual from the days of obesity.
Last week I had the pleasure of going on a mini road trip with my three sons. We went to this huge spring fed pool, that had little fish in there and everything. Some of the water was 25 feet deep. This place had a high dive, whoa … and inner tubes. So what was a mama to do in this situation? Well, this mama got her butt into an inner tube and also managed to jump off the high dive, that’s what. You know what else? I loved doing it even more than I thought I would.
Life is good when you name your dragons so they can be slain. I named mine Rubbish … since my fear of not fitting into the tube was pure rubbish.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
PS: Here is a quick shot of me going off the high dive, photo courtesy of my son Thomas.