My yoga instructor said something in class the other day that stuck with me.
This can be related to my workout life. Yes, this might be HARD. If it was easy everyone would be doing it. But it is a temporary suffering for a long-term goal (health).
So I am going to try and be thankful for a little suffering now and then.
I am thankful when I'm exhausted because I know it means that I've worked hard.
I am grateful for sore muscles because it means that my body is getting stronger.
I am thankful for a little fear because it means that I'm pushing myself to do something new.
I can appreciate a little disappointment because it means I have hope.
It's OK when I'm slightly obsessive because it means I have goals.
I am thankful for all of these feelings because it means I am living in the present.
Anyone have anything to add to this?
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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Oh you're right. I should stop bitching about the GDM and just be thankful I'm pregnant with a healthy baby girl. Fine. You win.
Wow I love that! Excellent motivation. :)
ohhh i like this post! i will definitely be using some of these this weekend.
I like the one about being slightly obsessive, since I'm more than a tad obsessive myself. Goal oriented sounds much better :)
This is so true. I try and always remember that EVERYONE is dealing with something hard in their life and it makes it easier to be compassionate.
Great post- this is going to be sticking with me now all day:)
I'm thankful for the afternoon heat during my run because it means I slept in late to cuddly with my honey.
That's the space I'd love to live all the time. Thanks for the reminder.
I like it!
I am definitely going to start calling myself goal oriented rather than obsessive.
well said chica! :)
I really like a lot of that. It's always nice when you get a fresh dose of perspective.
You're very right about all that.
Love the label for this post :)
Agreed. I look forward to being thankful after my next run.
Thanks for the much needed perspective. It's going to come in hands for the next week and a half.
I have a lot of things im "suffering" for which I should be uber thankful.
I needed this.
great post! It really is a good reminder.
I love the little tidbits from yoga!! Great post!
It soooo good to read stuff like this once in a while. Tough makes us better for sure.
I love it. Thanks, and needed to read something like that today.
I'm sick and down-n-out, so I'm itching to get back out there training. So, nice to read that!
Amen to that. Nice post.
If I move out, of course you can have my apartment. I'm almost done painting it and shortly will get new carpet, for your enjoyment. You can walk to the beach, grocery store and less then 20 paces to Starbucks. I think you'll like it.
But I have a small favor to ask. Call me. hee hee
p.o.m. Wonderful post!!! I am so glad i am a runner and discovered your blog!! Your great!!!
Train to suffer baby!
Great perspective! I really like the parts about being thankful for being exhausted and thankful for having these feelings for living in the present. Thanks for the reminders!
It is all about persective...thanks for the reminder. I tend to get caught up in the details and not the bigger picture! You rock!!!
I think I'll put that on a poster on my wall! Very well written. :)
I am currently taking a break in the middle of my suffering through yoga. this shit is hard man!! I could never do Bikram bc my condo crept up to like 80 degrees and I had to take a break and crank the AC before resuming. Mucho Credito to you !
That's always my mantra "if it were easy everyone would do it!"
That's exactly how I've been feeling lately. Not sure if you have ever read anything by Wayne Dyer but it's pretty good if you are working on just enjoying life and living in the now.
Great post, definitely gets you thinking...
I'm thankful that I decided to start running and that my body has been handling it pretty well so far.
I'm thankful for all the bloggers out there who have shared their stories.
I'm thankful that I saw the Trail Hottie, although it was only once, I'm still thankful!!!
The other day I was talking to someone about the gifts rendered by being obsessive... I am thankful for how detail oriented and driven it makes me to reach my goals...
I'm thankful for how active and inquisitive my children are because it makes me take a break from my chaos to explore the world with them.
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