I’ve been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster this month, but a few people have inspired me to remain positive along the way.
I managed my first proper solo gym sessions without my personal trainer. I’m always a bit nervous when I go to the gym on my own, as I think I’m doing things wrong, but the trainers and users of 180 Strength are really supportive and help me through my workouts. (Special thanks to Lucy, who I’d never met before, for lending me her water bottle after I smashed mine).
On Tuesday I had a bit of a mental breakdown followed by a breakthrough. Rob Stewart, my PT, got me doing box step ups, which I had avoided since tearing my ACL. There were tears, but only after I had got out of my head and achieved what I needed to, so tears of success. Rob always pushes me enough to get me through the task, without making me want to throw weights at him!
I went to see Wonder Woman last weekend, walked out of the cinema feeling like I could take on the world. I’ve never considered myself as a feminist, but I really felt a strong female role model was needed, and she does that. I liked it so much, I went to see it again on Wednesday.
(Side note) I’ve not been having a great time at work lately, but received a PRIDE award following a nomination from my colleague. Sometimes, a small bit of gratitude makes the biggest difference. So remember, if someone has helped you, make sure you acknowledge it. Biscuiteers do a great thank you biscuit selection, if you are stuck for ideas, but if you didn’t want to spend money, just a quick message to let them know how much they’re appreciated.
I hope I inspire you to do something positive, but if not me, then who has inspired you lately?