Are you holding yourself back with your mind?

Caged mind inside a head silhouetteWe had a holiday this Monday – Family Day – (great opportunity to sleep in, hang with my crazy gang, and skip school lunches!).

The next day I mistakenly arrived for my regular Monday 10.00am Moksha yoga class.
But it wasn’t my usual Moksha crowd in the studio.
They looked young and looked supremely athletic, and the woman next to me confirmed my fear – it was a Power Flow class (Tuesday schedule. Of course).

It’s not that I haven’t done Power Flow classes – I used to do them all the time.
But since I lost my beloved mother ten months ago, I’ve been very gentle with myself.
My movement has been slower – mostly distance walking –
and I wasn’t prepared for moving in this frigid weather.

About 2 months ago, I decided to resume my daily workouts,
but I told myself that I can’t do strenuous exercise yet.

And I believed myself.

I was yearning for hot yoga, so I limited myself to the entry level classes,
even though I was becoming quite bored with them.

Sitting in my Power Flow class on Tuesday, I had a momentary panic,
as these classes are intense and demanding.
I decided to stay and follow the teacher’s advice that
“as long as you’re breathing, you’re practicing yoga”.

I reminded myself of a thought I used when I was just starting to exercise:
“I can do anything for one hour”,
although I didn’t really  believe it this time, and this was a 75 minute class!

All that drama in my head.

Unnecessary.

I flowed, I planked, balanced, head stood, sweated like crazy,
And I was surprised when it was already time for final relaxation.

And

I rediscovered the exhilaration that follows a workout where you push yourself beyond what your mind says you can do.

Pure joy.

I’ve been depriving myself of that exhilaration for a year, simply because I believed my own lie.

The only thing holding me back from this joy was my mind.

Do you think you may be holding yourself back from exhilaration?
Please don’t.
Let me help you find it.
Let’s meet on the phone this Wednesday at 1pm EDT to talk about it OK?
I’m going to teach to you what I’ve learned about the best way to become a regular exerciser, and how we’ll delve into all of it during my 4 week class, and you can ask me anything you like, about exercise or anything else that’s on your mind.

Deal?  Click here to sign up for the free call.
Can’t make Wednesday at 1pm EDT? Sign up anyway and I’ll send you a recording.
Have a question? Send it in advance and I’ll answer it.
As you know, when I give a free class, I give you tons of information that you can apply immediately, and I want to connect with you there whether you want to do my 4 week class on becoming a regular exerciser or not!

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About Forever Free with Bev Aron, Certified Weight Loss Coach

I work with emotional eaters who desperately want relief from emotional eating, but can't seem to do it on their own. They know they need to eat less and move more, but can't figure out why they aren't doing it. My specialty is showing them the why and the how. I also work with parents who are worried about their children's weight. I help those parents encourage their children to have a healthy body image and a healthy relationship with food.
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