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Love thyself, yes you can, and all that jazz

Last week I linked to this blog post on our facebook page, entitled Hey, Fat Girl…..if you haven’t read it yet, go, it’s pretty awesome. And now, I want to say a few things about being a newbie at SPF specifically….since we have a ton of newbies right now. First of all…I know that a good majority of you ARE petrified when you first walk through those doors. If you haven’t seen my occasional ranting or bitchy posts, then you’ve most likely seen a video or two of class….both of which might make a newbie turn and run, opting for an easier start….our classes are tough and I fully admit not everyone is going to like my style of teaching. So those of you who are fully informed…that’s a big step in itself. Some newbies walk through the door completely oblivious to what they’re getting themselves into….some are pleasantly surprised, no matter their fitness level and some just never come back. To all the ones that keep coming back….despite puking on your first day, despite being given skittles on your first day so you don’t pass out, despite having to stop 15 seconds into every single 40 second exercise to catch your breath, despite not being able to lift even the lightest weight we have…..YOU ARE THE ONES THAT WILL SUCCEED.

If you have the guts to stick it out and keep coming even though it SUCKS because it’s sooo hard; if you have the sense to listen to your body and to me when you need to rest or when you need to work harder; if you can keep your eye on the goal and not worry about what other people might be thinking about you….it will get easier….I promise you that. It will never be “easy” …because you will always be working to your own max level….as you get stronger and fitter you will be capable of doing more and lifting heavier and holding planks longer and lasting the full interval….your heart and your muscles….it’s not going to be easy, but it will definitely get easier because you are getting better.

Remember…we ALL begin at the start line….just some of us start at different times. Everyone who walks through the doors, walks through it for the first time at some point. And if you stick around, you’ll get to watch all the new newbies walk in 3 months from now and that’s when you’ll realize just how far you’ve come!