Sometimes your life changes. Sometimes you're not prepared. Sometimes that change can be like a slap across the face with a cold hard stone.
I happen to believe in karma, I know it's not logical and there are a thousand examples out there of wrongs that are never avenged, but I just do. And when a sock across the face with a a cold hard stone comes, I try not to let it knock me out.
Because change is an enormous opportunity. It's freeing. It allows you choose options that would otherwise have been unavailable to you. But a slap across the face with a wet stone is also going to render your judgement and decision-making somewhat impaired for some days ... or weeks.
Which leads me to this. In a moment of madness induced by the spirit of grabbing every opportunity I have signed up for the fit chick challenge to be held at the Fitness Expo in Darling Harbour in two (GULP) weeks. http://www.shapemagazine.com.au/FitChickChallenge/tabid/1843/Default.aspx. In the fit chick challenge just 30 chicks battle it out in a series of exercise-offs that include box jumps, pull ups and deadlifts.
And why not? I'm fit, I thought, and a chick. What could go wrong? Except of course that I've never performed a deadlift, rarely do a pull up, and my idea of a box jump is up to and including boxes 10cm high. On top of this I will be competing against 29 other women who practically live these moves.
So, over the next two weeks I'm going to blog my attempts to develop these skills, in preparation for the fit chick competition. I've engaged the help of professionals and prepared to give t everything it takes.
Wish me luck. I'm about to see just how far I can push my body in two weeks.