I want to share my “lifting” session today.
I am restricted on how heavy I can go and even the intensity.
Some days I’m in the mood for heavy lifting but I have to be smart so that I don’t have a flare up.
In the end, 20 minutes is all that was needed for this light session of squats and deadlifts.
As you can see, my heart rate stayed within the blue. Meaning it didn’t go beyond 123. I only burned 62 calories which isn’t very much. But it was never my intent beat myself up.
I want us to begin thinking of our workouts as a practice, much like yoga. Yoga is a practice. Our workouts should be too.
I only focused on two things: Squats and deadlifts. They weren’t heavy but they were purposeful.
They weren’t fast, they were slow and controlled. Each rep taking the time to pause and feel that mind muscle engagement versus repping them out quickly to get it over with.
I feel refreshed, accomplished and ready to go about the rest of my day.
We don’t have to beat ourselves up to get where we want to go. It’s taken me decades to finally realize this mentally and physically.
Be consistent. Celebrate those small wins and enjoy the process.
What area of your life do you need to loosen the reigns a little or maybe even a lot?
It's hard to believe it was 18 years ago today...
The September 11th attacks that changed our country.
I was working in the Bakery Dept at Costco that morning. I remember someone coming in and saying we've been attacked. Several of us started wondering out of the Bakery, meeting up with the Meat Dept and walking up to the break room.
For most of that morning, everything stood still. We watched the break room TV for what seemed like forever. Pretty soon most of the warehouse was gathered in there stunned. We saw the second plane hit. We couldn't believe it. We were questioning what we saw on TV. Did that just really happen?
We gathered in prayer that morning all holding hands in a circle and went back to work. We still had a job to do getting the warehouse ready for opening. I think by that point, we just did what was priority and didn't worry about anything else.
I was also working at Veterinary Clinic on Wyoming for my clinical back when I went to school to be a Veterinary Assistant. One of the ladies I had gone to school with had traveled to NYC the day before. The anticipation waiting to hear back if she was OK or not was unsettling.
It seemed the drive home was almost like I was in a trace. When I came home my mom had rolled out the big TV to her work space so she could have it on nonstop for weeks.
I really don't know what my "message" is here today - other than to tell your family you love them. Give those extra snuggles and hugs to your kiddos even when there's so much work to be done.
We're not guaranteed the ability to do that tomorrow.
I know my tag line is Nourish Your Purpose Now but this sinks in my heart even more today.
I'm grateful for you,