I did something scary today!! This was part of my Propel Fit May Challenge – Face My FITNESS FEAR!
First I started the day with a short walk and all the carbs! I couldn’t decide between AB toast, stevia/cinnamon or butta so I had all of them.
Then, I headed off to Dana Point to tackle my fitness fear – Stand Up Paddleboarding aka SUP! Last summer when I was in Florida the group wanted to rent stand up boards and I was too scared to join. #Fail
But, it looks like so much fun! And I have seen a lot of SUP-ers when I go down to DP or LB. I did want to try it! So, I announced that I would face my fitness fear and try Stand Up Paddleboarding. I decided to take a short lesson with Steve from WestWind Sailing. All the guys who teach me stuff are named Steve I guess.
He explained how to start, hold the paddle and get from kneeling to standing. Steve was a GREAT teacher and was so calm and confident I never had the chance to feel scared or freak out.
Looking back on it he didn’t even tell me how to get back up on the board if I fell off in deep water! He just told me what do to and what no to do.
But I did have to wear this cool waist pack/ life saver thingy. You can pull the cord and it will inflate – isn’t that cool?!
I started off slow, but caught on right away! As long as you don’t freak out and just chill and paddle it’s FUN!
It was perfect because the water was calm and there weren’t a lot of boats out.
And at the end Steve kept telling me to do yoga poses for the camera. I was scared but this is all about facing fears so I went for it with my fave pose – pigeon.
Overall: I kinda LOVE SUP and will do it again for sure! I’m glad Propel kinda made me face this fear. Check me out in action here on instagram !
Question: What is/was your fitness fear? Did you try and conquer it?
Disclaimer: This challenge was part of my partnership with Propel Fitness Water. All opinions are mine, but seriously you should try it too.