One of my personal and athletic goals for this year was to work on "getting comfortable with the uncomfortable." I hear this quoted often as an athlete and I am hearing it even more often now as an entrepreneur. As a person with a fair amount of anxiety that perpetually fears failure, I am very much used to both avoiding change and seeking out routes where I am confident of the outcome. Meaning: I've spent a large portion of my life, whether I've realized it or not, letting my fears and insecurities control me and I know a part of me has always felt unfulfilled because of it. Now I am learning to push those comfort zones, even if somedays it means "testing the waters" with a quick splash of my toe or diving in head first and risking failure. 2015 has in many ways been a year of struggle, but also a year of personal growth, finding freedom in being myself and taking risks. It's been a year of not just knowing of God's mercy and grace, but letting go of control and clinging to it.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there."
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and triathlete residing in southwest Virginia with her husband and dogs. Follow along as she shares favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
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