The “no comfort zones” weekend

So this weekend I went on a houseboat with five other people (all female). It was a bit of a random bunch where no single person knew all of the others and I only knew one other person on there.

The experience forced me to step outside my comfort zone in so many ways and I have to say, I don’t regret any of them.

Here’s a list:
🚀 Driving a boat (didn’t do it for long but did have to navigate between buoys etc)
🚀 Wearing swimmers (even just finding some to buy was a timely process)
🚀 Talking to strangers (now friends) about my weight-loss. The key thing for this was that they commented that they only know me as me now. They have no clue what I was like 50kgs heavier. That really made me sit back and think (in a good way). I’m not the same person that I was 12 months ago and nobody that I meet now has to know anything about that person. It’s not about shame for who I was but pride in who I am now
🚀 Walking down the tight corridor of the houseboat and not having to turn sideways
🚀 Wearing a sarong – in about five different ways
🚀 Wearing shorts
🚀 Running a bit of a boxing session & having the others suggest I would make a good personal trainer
🚀 Having people eat chocolate right in front of me and not being tempted. Not even a little bit
🚀 Happily being photographed (even in the water)
🚀 Singing the first few verses of Hallelujah on the boat deck (accompanied by sparklers)

I am unbelievably grateful to my friend that asked (convinced?!?!) me to go on this weekend. It has made me so aware of so many things about myself.

As well as that, I met and spent time with some really lovely people and had some pretty wicked adventures too (high speed houseboat chase anyone?)

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2 Responses to The “no comfort zones” weekend

  1. Basil says:

    You know what, I don’t think I even had to convince you that much to come! You are such a different person these days, you want to push yourself, you want to be the best you can. You don’t need anyone else to ‘make you’ do anything.
    You have the drive, the motivation and the commitment to do it all on your own, and you ARE doing it. Every single day!
    I’m very proud of you and adore our friendship so much xx

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