I consider myself an adventurous person and like to try new things, but when it comes to testing my physical endurance, I’m the queen of staying in the box. Looking back, I think I’ve hesitated at challenging myself because of my terrible year-round allergies or exertion asthma that I suffered from as a child—being told, “Don’t run” or “Stay calm” can put a real damper on physical activity.
However, my life coach, Kate Larsen, says I shouldn’t worry about why I do or don’t do something, but rather focus on making an effort to change my habits, and recently I’ve started to push myself in ways I never have before physically. After all, stepping out of my fitness comfort zone may be incredibly challenging, but it’s a key factor in losing weight. (Have you ever heard the saying “What doesn’t challenge you, doesn’t change you?”) Now I feel like nothing can stop me.