So, I'm definitely a creature of habit. I have a million specifications (only wear black because I'm insecure about body, won't step on scales, etc). I have my set routine, and I usually won't change it for 47 years. HOWEVER...this workout kicked my ass and I felt great after — even though I was exhausted. It only took about 50 minutes, and I honestly want to try and incorporate this into my workout routine to switch things up. One, because it mixes cardio and strength. Two, it's less than an hour. And three, to fulfill my dream of looking even 1% like King Shawn Mendes.
For real though, doing this workout was an all-around positive experience. Obviously it didn't alleviate the insecurities I have about my body/appearance, but it definitely was a way to prove to myself that I can try new things and do things I'm scared to do.
And just the act of writing this post was another way of being vulnerable and putting myself out there. A year ago, I never would've been secure enough to post pictures and GIFs of me and my body for everyone to see and comment on.
I am proud of myself for doing this workout, I'm proud of myself for prioritizing my mental and physical health, and I'm proud of the progress I've made and will continue to make in the future.