Jessica: You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Jessica: CanDo

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.