Sugar Snap Challenge

I hate peas.  I have always hated peas – just ask my family.  I have vivid memories of having many stand off of wills with my dad about my hatred of peas.  This usually resulted in me sitting at the dinner table for an hour with an plate void of everything except a spoonful of cold, shrivelled up peas.

I just couldn’t do it.  Even now the thought of eating them makes me gag and a shiver runs down my body.

Imagine my surprise when I found out that I LOVE sugar snap peas!  I decided to take the advice of my sister and give them a try, despite my being sure that I would hate them.

It’s amazing what happens when you open your mind to new things.

I attended a bodybuilding prep course put on by Mathew Park and INBF Canada and was challenged to try a lot of new things.  One thing I was challenged to do and implemented was rising early and NO SNOOZING.

Every morning at 5 am my alarm screams at me from the other side of the bedroom. In order to make the torture stop, I lurch out of bed like a zombie and veer toward the noise with only one eye open.  Once I manage to cancel the alarm there is enough blood rushing to my brain that I am awake enough to put on some coffee.

While the coffee perks in my french press I rub the sleep from my eyes, grab my journal, and start to contemplate the day.  Every morning the gift of solitude and unhurried preparation for the day is given to me.  Then I treat myself to a fabulous breakfast and head out to the gym to work as hard as I can.

I thought I would hate it and that it would last about 2 days.  Imagine my surprise when I found out that I LOVE it and that it’s the best part of my day.

What should you try that you think you’ll hate, but you may just end up loving?

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  1. I think I’m gonna have to put my alarm clock on the other side of the room too, cuz I have mad crazy alarm-turning-off skillz. End up missing my morning cardio today cuz I somehow turned the alarm off and overslept. 🙁

    Thanks for the reminder about always being open to new things!

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