Yesterday was Week 7 of boot camp. With each session, I’m more impressed with what I can do. You know what? I was the fastest boot-camper when it came to sprints. When we held in plank position, the instructor gave us the option to work stronger and lift one foot a few inches off the ground. Then she went around and told the people who lost form to just work on the strength to hold that position. I was expecting her to tell me I wasn’t strong enough and to focus on plank, but instead she said, “Nice, Candace!”

I felt like I could do anything.

It reminded me of a couple weeks ago when I was preparing for an intense job interview. I told Riki how nervous I was. She said a few words that I’ve carried with me since. “This isn’t the hardest thing you’ll do this year, Candace.”

Damn right! I’ve done many harder things! And shame on me for thinking, even for a minute, that I couldn’t do it. Answering tough questions or holding plank is going to challenge me, but it sure is not going to break me. I’ll give it all I’ve got. And if that’s not good enough for someone, fine. I’ll take my strength elsewhere.

Thanks for the reminders, Cindy & Riki!

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