Cardio Kick Boxing!!
Not my favorite exercise class.
I was not having the best day when I went over to class.
In my mind there was plenty of excuses .
I am tired.
My body is not in good enough shape.
I don’t have the stamina.
I can’t do the moves like everyone else.
I’m scared I will look stupid!!
I fought back my fears and attempted to keep up with the routine.
I was sweating profusely and could not keep my breath.
As the sweat dripped from my brow I could hear the words in my head quit!
One of my classmates looked back at me.
He smiled a warm and encouraging smile at me.
I felt he was telling me I could do it.
I had come so far I couldn’t quit now.
The feelings stopped.
I began to punch and kick again.
There was lots of sweat and a final rush of energy that helped power me to the end.
It wasn’t pretty or perfect but it was all me.
Just to see a smile.
A person telling me it was alright and to keep going.
I would not give up!!
It meant the world to me!!