Better Healthy Living Challenge Check In #4

I didn’t do a blog post for last week’s check in because I didn’t really have anything new to report. This week I’m not sure what I have to say is worthy of a a whole blog post/check in or not but I’m making it into one 😉

So, what I’ve really loved about Angie’s challenge (click the ‘check in’ link above to see what challenge I’m referring to if yo don’t know) is that we’re not focusing on the scale, we don’t have to lose so many inches or so much weight, etc.

Angie asked us to spend the duration of the 30 day challenge doing this:

Step out of your comfort zone and try a new workout, make a new healthy recipe, etc

In other words she wants us working on getting out of our own way and stepping out of our comfort zones. I think I’ve done pretty good with that – softball, mountain biking, etc. All things that I wouldn’t normally do for fear of this or fear of that.

So that brings me to the past week.

What have I done that made me step out of my comfort zone?

Well, I “packed” up and moved myself 3 hours South to stay with my friend Kelly. For how long? I’m not sure – probably the summer at least. (yeah I know this doesn’t have anything to do with exercise or healthy eating)

I joined a gym down here. I suppose that’s not really out of my comfort zone but it kind of is because there’s always a TON of women working out and well you know how women are always sizing each other up…it makes me uncomfortable working out in front of so many people.

I visited a church down here. A HUGE church mind you. I’m going to get involved in the singles group. That’s scary! But I’m going to do it! (yeah I know this doesn’t have anything to do with exercise or healthy eating)

So, while a couple of those don’t have anything to do with trying a new exercise or new recipe, they still all have to do with me stepping out of my comfort zone so I figured I’d share 🙂


8 Responses to Better Healthy Living Challenge Check In #4

  1. Satu says:

    Hey Tishia! I think everything you’ve done is pretty challenging, especially moving. That singles group thing sounds especially interesting.. 🙂

    Things like that always end up changing my eating patterns, sometimes for better, sometimes worse.
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  2. Jodie says:

    Any way that one makes herself/himself better is worthy of mention. Not everything in life is about weight loss. KUDOS to you for stepping out of your comfort zone!!
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  3. Hi Tishia,

    You’re fantastic! You made the right decision in losing weight in a healthy way. I can’t wait to see your post about the Sexy Tishia.. Good Luck to You..
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  4. Tish,
    I am so glad you are stepping out of your comfort zone. Everything you have done (move, church, etc.) is a healthy LIVING change. It counts very much! I really am proud of you for just trying new things.

    Don’t worry about the gym, really no one is paying attention to us so focus on yourself and you’ll see it will pay off.
    Angie (Losing It and Loving It)´s last blog post ..Today’s Homemade Fruit Smoothie

  5. teresa says:

    I really do think all those things are connected to eating well and being healthy. C’mon, we know exactly how much of our lives is affected by our food issues and weight issues. All the things you’ve done already for the summer are huge and incredibly out of comfort zone things. I hope you find lots of comfort being with your friend… that’s a bonus.
    The singles group is also a real biggie to my mind.
    I know you are capable of having fun with it.
    Good luck!!!
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  6. Tishia - Author says:

    Thanks everyone! I love all the different things going on in my life right now. I’m learning that it’s really NOT that difficult to step out of my comfort zone once I get past the initial ‘fear’ of doing something new!

  7. Keltie says:

    Hey there! I enjoyed reading some of your blog. Just wanted to challenge your assertion about
    “you know how women are always sizing each other up.” how about giving your gender some credit? I’m a size 6, I work out at a gym that welcomes all shapes and sizes, and I don’t think snarky things when I see people bigger than I, and I don’t get jealous when I see people smaller than I am. My experience of women in gyms is that we’re all there for our bodies (be it health, strength, weight loss or anything else). I don’t know a single woman who goes to a gym to judge others. So give women a break, and while you’re at it, give yourself a break. Women probably aren’t thinking negative things about you. (Unless you belong to some freaky gym from Hell in a part of the world I don’t ever want to visit.) Best wishes for a happy summer!

    • Tishia - Author says:

      Thanks for your input on this. I don’t know what part of the world your from but every woman I know sizes up other women! I’ve even done it myself.

      I’ve belonged to a few different gyms and there’s always snarky comments being made about other women.

      Again, I don’t know where you’re from but around my neck of the woods women are the most judgmental creatures I know! (And I’m not excluding myself because I can get that way too! Am I proud of it? No and I’m working really hard to not be like this).