When I learned about the Femsport competition, I was equally balanced with excitement and fear! During the first few sessions, I was surprised by how much it really kicked my ass, it was hard!
I had never been part of a team in school or been known as the athletic one, but training for this competition has changed all that. I have worked hard (really hard) to get past my fears of an 18" box and found the strength to flip a 250lb tire. I can't take all the credit though for these accomplishments - it was from the cheering and encouragement from my fellow teammates that helped me to push myself harder than I have before.
Along with my teammates, I have also had some great supporters at home. It was my six year old son, Nolan, who helped me overcome the fear of the box jump by showing me how easy it was by jumping on our ottoman in the living room. He cheered me on as I copied his actions - he showed me what was possible. My husband who took care of everything while I went to workout. And my littlest Jaxon, just now 5 months, who gave me another reason to get moving and get healthy.
I have experienced a transformation with my body and mind. I have had to push past the thoughts of doubt and accept that I can do things that seemed impossible.
As competition day gets closer, I am not scared of the events, I know that I will complete them all along with my team. As much as the training has been challenging, through the sun, rain, hail, wind and snow, I will miss our training days and the strength that I gained from the support of my team!