I TRIED SOMETHING NEW TODAY.
(first off - that feels REALLY good to say - we should ALWAYS be trying something new - testing new ideas, pushing our limits, and seeing what we can do, what we love, and what brings out the best in us). I haven’t been to a class at the gym for awhile for various reasons.
But I decided to go today.
I have been pushing myself to set my intentions many times a day, stating what I want in my life (always stating it as though I already have it of course), who I want to be (you hear me talk a LOT about stepping into Me 2.0 and this is a very common topic in my Emerge membership) but it was something that I before, would only do once a day in the morning when I did my intentional intention setting, meaning I sat down, with my notebook and spent 10 minutes writing my intentions.
But lately, I have been infusing these intentions throughout my day, not just in the morning.
I have been saying them the moment I wake up.
I have been writing them.
I have been repeating them.
I have been saying them in the shower.
I have been imagining and visualizing them when I go to bed.
And today, when I went to the class at the gym, instead of thinking thoughts like “oh my gosh this is SO HARD” “My legs are burning” “I can’t do this” “I’m so weak” which are often thoughts I have at the gym because of the state of my body (and the state it used to be in as a high performance athlete), instead of those thoughts racing through my brain, or allowing them to take hold and STAY there, I decided to lean into my intentions.
I started off telling myself how much I LOVED this. How much I LOVED my legs shaking uncontrollably (because you know, once they stop there is NO WAY they will stop). I didn’t intend to move into my intentions.
I didn’t walk into class with the thought, when things get hard, or when I don’t want to do it anymore I will lean on my intentions.
Nope, didn’t go in with that intention (and I realize I am saying the word intention SO MUCH during this post). But they started flowing out of me.
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