Day 1 of Superhero/Jedi Training:
– you can still thoroughly enjoy food if it is measured and healthy. It’s a matter of focusing on it, and being present to the nutrients being taken in, the textures and flavors. Eating can be a moment of extreme self care, it can be meditation, it can be celebration of our own unique life force.
(I totally just made this up after enjoying a shake with: orgain protein powder, frozen broccoli and 1/2 banana. I could eat this every single day and be thrilled – it’s so good.)
– choosing the cardio workout rather than strength, because I have learned that my squat form needs the most basic work.
A micro movement of sending the hips back FIRST changes everything. It puts my weight in my heels where it belongs. I was initiating at the knees. We’re talking teeeeeeny micromovements, here- I was unaware. (Thank you, Milo!)
-I love working out in the morning, but I’ve not been sleeping. 5 hours is a *really good* night for me. This messes up the hormones… so I’m choosing to try for some sleep training just like weight training, and get more hours in – which means I compromise and move workouts to the evening.
It’s not a “hell, yeah!” But for the long game I’m looking at, it will all come together beautifully.
(It’s like with boxing. I had to work on one thing at a time so I could stay focused and positive. I couldn’t expect speed, strong hits *and* endurance – or I’d burn out. So let the speed go and work on good form/ strong hits. Then, watch as the endurance bar raises a little bit each week. Speed was the ongoing icing on top. All of the work I did toward that is gone now, and yet I still have the mental monuments I built during that time- so I’m hoping I can teach this old Padawan body with the Jedi mind.)
-my fake it till you make it shirt : I desire an Okoye one with every fiber of my being, but until then, Superman’s abs make me laugh.
The most important superhero training element: laugh. Oh, please never forget to laugh at and with yourself and the world.
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You constantly amaze me. Because whatever you set your mind to you accomplish, and always have…as far back as I can remember. Well written!!!
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