When we are born, we are thrust from the most wonderful comfort zone in the universe. The lesson of leaving the womb could not be a more perfect metaphor for “life”. Just when you get really cozy and comfortable and everything seems just right, bang, you’re outta there; blasted right out into the cold, kicking and screaming! In hindsight, none of us would have wanted to stay in the womb, but had circumstances not forced us out, we would have known no other way. Whether we like it or not, the first lesson we learn when we enter into this world is that discomfort is the first step on the pathway of growth.

There are hundreds of excuses to stay in the comfort zone, but none can compare to the wonderful reasons to breach it. When we step outside, even a little bit, we encounter new ideas, we see new perspectives. We realize there are millions, billions of reasons to get out! The realm of discomfort is where our biggest dreams can flourish. It is where we have the space to explore a side of ourselves that has limitless possibility; it is the place where life’s magic moments happen.

You can not afford to become complacent about your future. You do not get more time when you run out. Spend your life. Do not waste time wishing that you would have done something great, thinking that you could have made a difference or saying would have done it but…

It is never to late to live the life you want to live.

Shamelessly wrestle with discomfort. Try something new. Do something that makes you feel vulnerable. Go to that crazy outdoor 5:30am Gumsaba class that you have been thinking of going to! Sign up for that 5k, that half marathon. Learn a new language. Take a guitar lesson. Sing… in front of people! Apply for that new job, even if you don’t think you will get it. Do the things that you really want to do, now. The only thing you have to lose is your fear.

You know life is going to kick you right out of your comfort zone at any time. Just like that unexpected drop from the womb, its a given. Life doesn’t hold back. So why are you? Be prepared and get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Give yourself daily challenges and you will be more prepared to handle the roller coaster of life with grace and even with a little style!

Carpe Diem!

🙂 Coach Michelle


Gumsaba Fitness Class schedule Wednesday 10/28/15

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Jentry – Obstacle Course + Sets

6AM Sunup Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – The Works Circuit

8:15AM Sunrise Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – The Works Circuit

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Jentry – Obstacle Course + Sets

11:00AM Cytosport Boot camp Lite Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) TRX to Run

12:00PM Cytosport Boot camp Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) TRX to Run

2PM Cytosport Gentle Yoga – Coach Michelle D. (private class)