What Is My Intention?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I've been using Jillian Michaels' videos for a while now, but I just used Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism for the first time last night. It was quite an experience! But, you know what? I got through it and I only modified a little and skipped one exercise because of a heel problem. Several times during the circuits, she talks about your intention. I'm a big believer in setting your intentions and about the third or fourth time she said "Focus your intention," it clicked. If I really want this, if I really mean it and I want my life to be different, I need to purpose in my heart and mind to achieve it. This is a commitment to myself for myself. For me it's not about looking "hot" to please someone else. It's about being the most vibrant, healthy me I can be. I pushed past my self-doubt and fear of injury. I really listened to her and I found I was able to do moves I never would have believed I could do. She's right; I am stronger and far more capable than I ever would have imagined.
So, here's my intention. I intend to succeed at this. I intend to be someone whose story others can look at for encouragement. I intend to be strong and healthy and fit. No more "phoning it it" as Jillian puts it. I intend to make "me time" a priority every day for the rest of my life. And I intend to prove to my doctor that being menopausal does not automatically mean I have to accept having a chubby upper stomach.
So, what do you say? What's your intention?