I saw this little quote today and instantly loved it. And it’s very fitting tonight.
I taught my boot camp class tonight. It was a small class, however, I had a newbie. A first-timer. She did great! She kept the sarcasm coming (which I adored), she modified when she needed to, and she kicked butt!
At first, though, she made a few small comments about how she shouldn’t be standing by this person and shouldn’t be looking at that person because she felt she was way behind. Maybe it was the self-consciousness talking, maybe it was fear of feeling inadequate, maybe she was just being an arse. But I had to stop her. I told her not to let herself take away from what she was accomplishing, she was there and she was doing a great job and she should own it.
From then on she accepted it. She was positive and
she we all had a great workout. She hung onto that positivity and I expect to see her again at the next class.
When I got home and was getting ready to jump in the shower, I caught a glimpse of myself in the hall mirror, half clothed. I don’t normally admire myself but tonight I was caught off-guard and what I saw was “Damn, I look pretty good!” It felt good to own that moment and see the positive in my appearance instead of gagging over my arm skin or thighs or tummy. I’m liking the positivity today.
I try to have a positive outlook as often as possible. Sometimes I can be a nagging Nelly or a freakish bitch, but honestly, these days I can see what matters and what doesn’t. I’m finding the positive in each encounter. I’m embracing it all. I’m owing it. You should too.
Stay light, stay positive.