One of my responsibilities as an ambassador for this amazing company is to occasionally do a “window demo” at the store. Basically what this means is that for a few set hours they will clear the storefront window of all mannequins/displays and replace them with the real thing. In other words, no mannequins standing still dressed all cute in lululemon clothes and instead ~ yours truly. In action. Doing what I know and love and hopefully inspiring others to give it a go, too.
This is brand new territory for me. I am jumping outside of my comfort zone in all sorts of crazy ways these days (*do one thing a day that scares you*) and putting myself on display for two hours in a big glass window certainly qualifies as such. But you know what? It was – of course – totally awesome and well worth getting over my fears for.
I brought Jodi with me (of course!) and after teaching one of the store employees for a bit, she and I took turns teaching one another a variety of Pilates exercises. We showed one another modifications and variations and worked one another out pretty hard – we were feeling it by the end of the two hours!
We had an audience staring at us from the other side of the window a few times which was a little strange at first, but eventually we got used to the attention and it was no big deal. All in all, it was a really great night and I”m left feeling happily sore. My core got an excellent workout and my cheeks are sore from smiling so much. It was tons of fun.
This is why we have to do these scary things. When we face something we find scary, we cannot lose. At the very least we will learn something valuable about ourselves. And at best, well, the sky’s the limit if you ask me. Who knows what can come out of putting yourself out there, going outside your comfort zone? You may just find yourself in a storefront window doing something you love, with someone you love and inspiring others to take better care of their bodies. You will most likely discover something new about yourself. You may just decide it wasn’t so scary after all. And then you’ll want to do it again.