HIGHLY Out of My Comfort Zone

Guys. I did something wild. I did something crazy. I did something HIGHLY out of my comfort zone. (you’ll get the pun in a second.)

I got certified as a High Fitness Instructor! (There it is.)

Yup. You heard me. An instructor. I spent the entire Saturday squatting and learning and sweating and dying and having a thrilling time as I was being trained.

Luckily for me, I didn’t have to do it alone! Honestly, I don’t know if I would have been able to do it by myself. I don’t know if I would have had the courage.

See, my sister (whom I have looked up to my entire life – and that is no exaggeration) introduced me to High Fitness a few years ago when she was living in Texas. Once she moved back to Utah, we started going to High together and talked about getting certified together.

After a year of talking about it – we finally did it.

And it was terrifying.

And it was exhilarating.

And overwhelming.

And exciting.

But here we are! Living to tell the tale. The fear and nerves of it all hasn’t really gone away. There’s a lot of pressure on us to learn the routines quickly so that we’re ready to teach in a few short weeks. But it’s exciting. And it’s exciting to do it TOGETHER.

Like I said before, I don’t think I would’ve gotten certified if my sister wasn’t there doing it with me. I don’t know if I would have had the courage. And I think sometimes in life we feel the same way. Sometimes we just psych ourselves out and talk ourselves out of doing GREAT things – WONDERFUL things – because we’re afraid. Because we don’t want to do it alone.

Guess what? WE’RE NOT ALONE.

That’s the best part about this gospel. We get to have Christ walk with us Every. Step. Of. The. Way. How cool is that?

It’s GOOD to go out of your comfort zone. I know it’s scary. And even after taking the first steps, it might still be scary. But it’s okay. One day we’ll look back and be so grateful. Maybe it won’t work out the way we want it to. Maybe it will. Either way, it’s an experience.

So I did something pretty crazy. I got certified as a High Fitness Instructor. And as unqualified as I feel, I’m excited. I’m nervous… but I’m excited. Because no matter what happens from here on out – it was an experience, just like life is an experience. One that we don’t have to do alone.

Love, Shalee

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