A Comfort Zone is a Beautiful Place But Nothing Ever Grows There

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 12:06 am by

BAM. That one hits home doesn’t it? Do you ever hear a certain quote and you just kinda look around to see if someone is standing there secretly listening to your thoughts since it is SO on point? That happens to me a lot. And this whole, “A Comfort Zone is a Beautiful Place But Nothing Ever Grows There” thing is a prime example.

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I’ve been making a point to get out of my comfort zone as much as I can lately. How?

  • I started posting vlogs on my YouTube channel.

    Being on camera generally makes me want to crawl under a rock – surprising, huh? But it’s true. When I first started Glisten, it would take me 3-4 hours to film a 3 minute video. I would just sit there and freak out and start over hundreds of times. I’ve come a long way since then (thank God). So for me to do casual vlogs on YouTube is a big deal! You can follow my videos (vlogs about my workouts and what I eat and random life stuff) here. Subscribe to my channel and I’ll love you forever!

  • I started working out at a gym.

    Obviously I workout…but usually from the comfort of my garage gym. I would go to the gym gym to just do cardio and do all of my resistance training at home because I didn’t want to look dumb or have anyone looking at me. But now I feel like WHO REALLY CARES if that guy is critiquing how I do this or how much weight I’m lifting when I do that. I’m there to do my thing and that’s that. I’ve been making an effort to do one or two full workouts at the gym each week and the change of scenery (and equipment!) is nice.

  • Um hello…career switch!

    Most of y’all know that I’m going back to school to get my masters and become a speech-language pathologist. I’ve always wanted to work with kids but I’ve always been scared to do a job that doesn’t come “natural” to me. I’m good at being a personal trainer so I figured, “why not just stay doing this?” BUT NO. I want to go after a new dream and I’m going to do it, no matter how uncomfortable it is! I know it’ll be worth it in the end.

All this to say – DO WHAT YOU’RE AFRAID TO DO! It’s okay to be scared, but don’t let that fear rule your life. Do scary things. Do uncomfortable things. Do things that make you feel crazy. Because those are the things that help you grow as a person (:

xo, Jess

P.S. This shoes I’m wearing up there are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever put on my feet. They are the Nike Free 4.0 Flyknits. Sooooo as far as shoes go – stay in your comfort zone (;

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  • Claire says:

    you have a speech and language therapist reader! A fantastic career change ????

    How long does the training take in the US? I’m in England x

    • Glisten Fit says:

      So exciting 🙂 I’ve always wanted to work with kids (I used to want to be a teacher but I quickly learned that I’m more passionate about working with smaller groups/one on one…that’s how I discovered speech therapy!) so I can’t wait!

      I’m getting a second bachelor’s degree which will take 1.5 years then getting the master’s degree which will take 2 years – so in total I’ll be in school for 3.5 years…I’m ready to get started!

      xo, Jess

  • Amanda says:

    I just want you to know that I love the Youtube channel! Please do not feel insecure. You are goals for me and you have inspired me many times to just get up and get moving/eat healthy even on days I feel like doing the complete opposite. To see a Youtube channel with you living your every day life I think is very refreshing because it reminds me (and I’m sure others) that you are just a normal person like everyone else.

    Have a good day! 🙂

    • Glisten Fit says:

      Oh my gosh, this totally made my day 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to say these sweet words! I’m already feeling more comfortable with the YouTube videos so thank God for that! I appreciate your support, girl!

      xo, Jess

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