I think this text is brilliant! Mostly because the text `got to me`
Several years ago I started listening to people who said I was training to much... It took a while before their words got to me, but I started slowly training less and less. My brain became more unhappy! That was the first thing that occured... and as a BIG surprise... my body got ill. I probably had an injury that was there all along, and all this training... it really kept my fit and STRONG! It took me several more years to accept the fact that I had chosen to listen to other people `concerns` when in fact... I think they were not happy with themselves. Something else also occurred - people started pointing out I should work more ( they did not know how much I did do in the rest of my time of the day... and the problems I lived with) they thought I should EARN more... So I listened to them too. Soon I was working even harder than before and now stressing about it ( and also keeping BIG SECRETS) thinking I had to do more... to deserve more.
I felt I needed to be more. At a time I realized that I was no longer the `same old HAPPY - trainy - me` I started to think about this: Before I KNEW how training made me ALWAYS feel good, and it made my body so healthy that I did not get sick. So... I started training again, my brain wanted me to speed things up, and my body yelled `NO` so I got more pain... and then I saw something new - I got anxious every time I started to train! The natural result became even more pain... I felt bad for investing in myself... but had to keep on training... so I could get to work, and... so on. I got so miserable... This is not me today ;-)
Too often we see people who are struggling with their bodies.... we think they don't take good care of themselves, and that`s right. They become so concerned about their looks, so they either starve themselves or they throw a lot of unhealthy food in their mouth... trying to avoid their feelings. They carry to much weight on their shoulders so they talk about others bad behavior to them ( and attract more of this) It`s like saying:
`I don't know why I always let her say that to me` - and then they tell other people what to expect they are willing to do. ( of course, nice persons won't use this against them) but it`s hard to socialize with someone always being negative too. In fact this people do deserve so much better! Here they are believing that they can not change, following a thought pattern that`s not constructive for them. Can you resonate with this?
YOU CAN CHANGE! Go to your mirror now and look yourself deep into your eyes, and say this:
`I CAN CHANGE, I CAN DO ANYTHING I SET MY HEART AND MIND TO. IF I GIVE UP ONE DAY I WILL START AGAIN THE NEXT DAY KNOWING THIS WILL GIVE ME THE RESULTS I LONG HAVE LONGED FOR. I WILL FEEL GREAT. I AM GREAT. BECAUSE MY GREATNESS COMES FROM MY INSIDE.`
When you judge other people - you judge yourself... not allowing yourself to speak from your heart. Today people carry deep wounds inside, from a hurtful childhood never forgotten, loss of someone they think they cannot let go of, hurt from being around people who tell them they are not worthy of anything more then they got. So this people don't smile, they may dress badly... but if you see them from your heartspace... You will see a mothers strength fighting for her one and only sick child, you will see a granddad taking his time with the poor - giving his few belongings aways.... You will see a sister taking care of young brother being bullied at school...
You are not your looks - you are a soul <3
As I wrote in the beginning, the words on the picture above resonate with my own experiences, but now I noticed something at bit funny... ( now I can see this is as funny) I started to ride a bicycle at first when I started to `speed down`... you know, I continued to listen to those people saying I was training to hard.... but that was the worst thing I could do to my body at this point! I still kept on bicycling for hours... hoping my pain would get better.
After a while... I was standing on crouches... that`s another story.
This reminds of how important it is to listen to yourself - you know best!
If you listen deep down... you know there is other options, other possibilities.....
You were born to live a great life <3
Now it`s soon time for a bedtime story & some relaxing stretches after being at the gym.
(GYM + here in Lillehammer :-D)
My new story is this: I got perfect health, and I relax doing what I love each and every day....
May you fill your heart with dreams and hopes for your future before you go to sleep tonight.
I wish you the best - BIS