Monthly Archives: June 2011

Try new things/ force your self

A lot of times I am hesitant to do certain things. I know that I am capable of doing them but because I had tried the task when I wasn’t ready and failed to complete the task I am scared that it will happen again.

A good example of this is when I am at the gym. Before my car accident I used to do box jumps holding dumbbells. When I got into my accident and had received my TBI my strength wasn’t there, I was very uncoordinated and every time I would land on the box my left foot would extend to the left of me. So essentially I would land on only one foot (my right foot).

So I stopped doing this exercise because of the fear the I might fall off. Now, 5 years removed from my accident. I know that I am able to do this exercise but subconsciously I am nervous that my left foot might not land where I want it too.

I was training with a fellow personal trainer and he wanted to do box jumps. When he told me what he wanted to do I was skeptical to try. Thinking that I was going to make a fool out of my self. But when I did it the first time I almost cleared the box. I had to concentrate on landing my foot on the top of the box. But in time this became routine and needed less concentration.

The Key: You must force yourself to do these things! Do not be afraid. You will be surprised what you can do and do well. Do not settle for “the last time I tried it it didn’t work out” keep testing yourself!