Jessica: You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
As part of our 2nd Annual National CanDo Day, CanDoers have been submitting their CanDo story as part of the #CanDoChallenge.
Here's Jessica Broughton's story:
A little less than a year ago I started taking Muay Thai classes for fitness after losing some weight. It is something I enjoy, so it made exercise a little less daunting (after the initial 2 weeks of hell and wanting to barf after every class 🤣).
I was totally out of shape and it showed, but I stuck to it. I started taking classes more frequently and even got in some personal training to improve my fight game. I absolutely fell in love with the sport and the exhilarating feeling I get when I land a good shot, learn a new technique or survive sparring with some of the badass teammates I am lucky to have.
Now, because of those reasons, I tried out for the fight team at my gym (and made it) and will be competing in my first Muay Thai tournament at the end of February. I have never tried to compete athletically in anything and I am extremely nervous but no matter what the outcome is, I am going to go in there and give it my all- heart and soul.
I can do this, I am strong! Today is National Can do day, comment below with something you have accomplished or are looking forward to conquering this upcoming year.