And I did it! On the last few I barely had time to press "lap" on the watch and head off again, but I kept coming back to the fact that he believed I could do it.
Maybe it's seen as a shortcoming that I don't have all that "belief" in myself. Or maybe it shows courage to use someone else's belief in me to bolster my own.
This morning I worked out with Kurt and hit chest and arms and it's the same thing with him. He challenges me with things I sometimes shake my head at. Today's 40 lb incline dumbbell press might fall in that category, but I figured if he thought I could do it, I must be able to, and I did :-)
It's important to believe in others too as I've witnessed how that tiny seed can grow into tremendous things! It may only take a few words.
I look for opportunities to tell others I believe in them. Sometimes it just takes suggesting a 5K race (or marathon) to light a fire in a person! So many people sell themselves short and some words of encouragement can make a big difference. As a parent, I show my kids I believe in them. I don't encourage totally unrealistic expectations, but I tell them when I know they can do something hard or scary!
I will add the belief I derive from others to the belief I have in myself as the volume and intensity of my training continues to build. I'll need it, next week's training plan already looks pretty scary!!
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I had no pictures for this post so took this one as a tribute to Nia Shank's great series on "How to be a beautiful bada$$". Come on, ladies, believe that you can be strong and build muscle and go after it!!