The Challenge: Day 7

So apparently the new hot ticket in town is to an LA Clippers game. The Clippers? Like most Los Angeles citizens, I know the Lakers, not the Clippers. The Lakers equal Jerry Buss plus Kobe Bryant combined with the Staples Center. Well, the other night I learned that the Clippers equal Donald Sterling plus Chris Paul combined with the Staples Center. It was my very first time rooting for the Clippers and it was a blast. I was clapping, yelling, and nursing a beer for a full three hours.

My friend and I decided to join the small after party at Hyde Lounge inside the Staples Center (didn't know that existed either). I found a treasure trove of attractive men inside this little bar. They were all looking pretty dapper in their after work suits while casually sipping cocktails. I was one of only three girls in the entire place — the odds were clearly in my favor — and I had some liquid courage in me. This, combined with all of the positive energy of the evening, inspired me to actually hit on a guy. Yup, you heard me; I picked up a dude in a bar. I batted my eyes, tried to look demure, and then simply motioned for him to come my way. The good old hand flick that says, "Come hither, new friend." He immediately gave a signal to his two buddies he’d be right back and for the next 45 minutes we were spinning in conversation. By the end of the night he had my phone number and I had a little skip in my step.

Will I ever hear from him? Who knows, and not entirely important. What I loved about the evening was experiencing such a thing for the first time and learning that it isn't so bad. Will I do it again next weekend or the one after that? Probably not. But at least I know I am capable of something that my whole life I had been thinking was unthinkable.

So today's challenge: Get out of your comfort zone and try something new!!


Physical: The time has come to try something new. We've been creating good habits and you might be on the verge of boredom. Run the stairs at your local park, go for a hike, try out a yoga class (most are free to try), give spinning a whirl or maybe even pull up a workout video online and follow your virtual instructor.

Spiritual: We all have dreams and fears, but the common thread is that both embody things we simply don't do in our present lives. We say either "Someday" or "I'm too afraid.” Take a moment to sit and reflect on your own inner strength. You are more daring and much more capable then you ever give yourself credit.

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear." - Mark Twain

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." - C.S. Lewis

Personal: Time to take out the pen and paper again. Write down one new thing you’re going to try in the next three weeks. It doesn't even have to be major. You have some time to build up the courage through manifesting positive thoughts and outcomes.

Today's Tips and Reminders: Cold season is here, so take those vitamins and drink more water! When you look in the mirror tomorrow morning, smile. It will make a difference, I promise.

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