My Very First Vlog9:39:00 AM
There's a lot I wanted to say here, but never really got it all in the video. Long story short, Emily had me in her apartment showi...
There's a lot I wanted to say here, but never really got it all in the video.
Long story short, Emily had me in her apartment showing me a few moves I could do outside of the gym and a few of them were really hard for me. She told me that she'd often tell herself "I can do anything for 30 seconds." Those words really stuck in my head -- that it was a mental challenge, not just a physical one. I just needed to stick with it and get myself through the panic, the doubt, the fear and on the other side of all of it was someone that was remarkably capable.
So when I was running the 2.5 miles on the treadmill (something that scares me and is hard for me) I imagined Emily right there next to me saying I could do it. Once I believe her voice telling me I could do it, I started saying it to myself (out loud, the the mirror across the gym) -- "You can do anything. You've got this, Robby."
Sometimes if we can't trust in ourselves, it helps to have someone who believes in us begin the mantra. I trust Emily. I trust that she's been through all of this. I now trust that I can and will see myself through to the other side.