I did something that scares me today...
I joined a gym.
How can I fear the gym after everything I have been through in the last year, right? I know. It is silly. In fact, it is ridiculous. It's a g-y-m: the place where other folks go to be healthy and fit. I guess it's not knowing the correct way to use certain machines and the fear of looking foolish in public that intimidates me. When I told Mr. Spots today that I wanted to go sign up for a membership, he said, "I have to warn you. They are going to try to get you to sign up for the ultimate package that includes 1 free tanning session." Boom! There was my final motivator--a chance to educate!
I don't know if it was my pretty porcelain skin or the fact that I was wearing an AIM at Melanoma t-shirt, but the red headed male did not offer the tanning package to me. I was a bit disappointed because I had already planned a speech in my head, but I was quite relieved at the same time. I didn't want my first session to be fueled by anger and a reminder of my cancer.
Today was day 1 of Operation Live Healthier.
Tomorrow, when I can't move, someone please remind me how empowered I felt today. I want to be fit again. I can do this.