Body change without Mind change = going Backwards DONT DO IT!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I am amazed sometimes how old feelings creep back in. I have been certified to teach two different fitness classes this year. First of all, for me, this is amazing. I would have never thought I could have done this. Second, I am so thrilled that I am not waiting until my goal weight to do these things. Third, I have found that the feeling of accomplishment and inspiring others is one of the most wonderful feelings I have ever had.
So, last night I get ready to do my first Turbo Kick class, I am subbing for the instructor that is on vacation. I have prepared and am ready, but here come the doubts. The voices in my head that say "you can't do this", "you won't be good" ,"they will walk out of your class", etc, etc. I fought this for days...prayed about it, talked with others about it.
I have been teaching another format since March and loving it, but this is harder. It took so much to get those old thoughts out of my head.
In the past I would have made an excuse of some kind and gotten out of the task, any excuse just to not do it - but this time, I did it anyway. I felt the feelings, acknowledged that they were unfounded, prayed, got support and taught - AND had fun doing it!
So, another goal has been reached, inside and out. I put off old behaviors and thoughts and did what I should do. I taught a class and had fun. I do it again Thursday, and though I will still be a little nervous, I know I can do it!
It is amazing that our bodies can change, but if our minds/thoughts don't, we will remain stuck or go backwards.
I never would have thought a few years ago when I was my top weight of 245 lbs. that I would ever be doing what I am doing now. But after dealing with the death of my 9 year old daughter, gaining weight back, and now losing that weight that I would be reaching the goals that I am - it all seems more possible than ever. Anything is possible, it takes support, work, and belief that you can!
DON'T GO BACKWARDS!