you are seen,
Girl, you have fallen’ into some big ole holes, and I know how much it has hurt you.
I know you can barely breathe down there in your pursuit of “all there is”- down there gasping to create a relationship that validates you, unraveling in a job-change you thought would define you (but is attacking your beliefs about humanity), in the arduous pursuit of sustainable health insurance.
But you will get another opportunity to choose soon. Really.
In about 5 months you won’t need to keep cranberry juice in the fridge for your vodka and you won’t need to workout twice a day to keep your butt from blowing up because of the chocolate chip cookie dough.
One thing I learned from you is to state my desired outcome like I know for certain it will happen.
Stamp these in your belly.
Life is precious.
What always amazes me is that we get so many chances to be who we want to be.
Regret isn’t necessary.
You are not going to make a bad decision.
So every time you decide something, be as bold as brass. It all fits somewhere.
You are your beliefs.
So here I am, teaching a studio full of exercise birdies of all ages, sizes, and characters who have just finished pumping out 60 push-ups on tippy-toe in sets of 20.
Grumbling and moaning low, they sprawl into positions that might indicate the end of class.
That’s when I speak out…
“We’re doing 60 more.
You might be tired, now. Really.
Your arms might be sore, or maybe you feel like the breathing is seriously tough because you can’t stop choking down the discomfort of burning triceps and shoulders.
But guess what?
I don’t care.
I don’t care how your BODy feels.
I don’t care.
You are more than a BODy.
So, let’s go.
3 more sets of 20 push-ups!”
The discomfort from heartburn after eating a Big Mac and super fries, from the top of your jeans tattooing a red gash into your belly, or your doc snarling and sighing before she hands you your blood work report is discomfort that lasts much longer!!
So get comfortable and start believing that you CAN make strong, impactful, healthy choices for your thriving self!
Believe you are the one who happily smacks the Mikey D bag of sugar and grease to the curb.
Believe that you are the one who spins and turns your world on with your smile then does a Mary Tyler Moore fling of your blood work report into the air.
Believe you are the one who CAN complete 120 push ups.
Believe you CAN, you fine and fit thang!
What do you believe you CAN do, be, or have in 2015?
it’s all art, isn’t it?
take stuff away.
step back and see how it looks.
put it on. how does it feel?
you can always start again.
we all start again.
we’re all wearing art.
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