Remember when I wrote about not letting your weight stop you from doing things? Today I took my own advice.
We went bungy jumping at Taupo Bungy in Taupo, New Zealand this morning. That’s right. Bungy jumping.
And you know what they do so you can bungy jump? They weigh you. In front of people. And then they write that number on your hand so everyone who didn’t see your little public weigh in can then see it afterwards.
If you are scared of people knowing your weight then bungy jumping might seem even scarier than it is to other people. Heck, for some people that probably is scarier than jumping. But for me it wasn’t even an issue. When I said I won’t let my weight hold me back I meant it. Unless I am physically unable to do something I refuse to say I can’t/won’t. So I wore my weight (100 kg) on my hand. Maybe not with glowing pride, but definitely not with shame. I guess I’m indifferent to how much I weigh. There is nothing like weighing in online for hundreds of readers every week to get you over caring about how much you weigh.
But none of that really matters. Because I FREAKING BUNGY JUMPED!
I was super nervous about it when we got there, because it’s something I’ve never done and it’s jumping off something HIGH with only a cord attached to your ankles. In the video you can see that I was slightly freaking out in the beginning. That was partly because I must have looked nervous so the guys working started joking about being drunk and accidents and how nervous they were. Ah! But really the worst part is slowly waddling your way to the edge of the platform so you can jump. The cord is hanging off the platform and pulling at your feet like it is going to pull you off – it’s scarier than actually jumping. But once I got in place and they told me you just fall forward I knew I could do it… and I did!! I screamed for like a second and then realized it was fun and laughed during most of the jump. If you have three-ish minutes you should totally check out the video because it is freaking awesome.
Yeah. That’s how it is.
We also went to The Honey Hive where I bought some honey (for peanut butter and honey on toast!), took a little excursion to see Huka falls, and we went kayaking, then got caught in a storm, camped out for a bit with a super nice family from Auckland, and then hauled ass back so as not to get electrocuted. Maybe not the best kayaking adventure, but definitely a unique one.
All in all today has been a freaking fantastic adventure.
And I loved bungy jumping, despite being sooo nervous about it. Moral of the story today is this: even if you fear something you should still do it. Don’t hold yourself back from trying awesome things. Don’t hold back from life, just jump in. ;)