On Aug 24, 2015 I joined a challenge to improve myself by doing DYBO three times a week. I also decided I will do at least 10 minutes of yoga daily and strength training twice a week.
At the end of the week I created a chart to track my progress. I was pleased to see I had done 6 days yoga and 3 times DYBO. In the Strength Training column was a big fat zero! Why? I am not sure. I am writing this blog to explore and connect more deeply with myself.
I have a strength training program that I like and I believe is healthy. It is a book by Joyce Vedral called “Bone-Building/Body-Shaping Workout”. I have done it in the past, so I am familiar with the routines and I have most of the equipment. What I don’t have, I know how I can improvise. No clues here.
Maybe the answer can be found in her-story. Not sure when the last time I worked out with weights was, I checked my exercise log. It was in May, three months ago. It seems like it was much longer than that! So many things have changed in my life since then.
Memorial Day weekend I was hospitalized with a strange cardiac incident. The doctors kept me overnight, ran many tests, and were unable to come up with a diagnosis. I started to feel better the next day. I decided to explain it with stress and checked out of the hospital. As I lay in the hospital hooked to up to multiple monitors and an IV, I thought about my life. I had already seen several of the videos of The Female Success Model. I knew I needed to make some drastic changes. The first major change I did was quit my part- time job at the psychiatric hospital. I knew the negative energy floating around there was not good for me. The second major change was attending “The Female Blossoming Experience and Ripple Training” with Ellie Drake. I laughed, I cried, and I learned so much! Ellie encouraged us to participate in the BHW online community 2-3 times a day. This community now feels like a real sisterhood to me and is an important pat of my daily life!
This week on Wednesday I said to myself “It is time to pull out the weights and get started”. I did the first routine and the next day I did the second one. Why was I suddenly ready? Was it the shame of the zero on the chart? That may have been a little piece of it. More important I believe I must have danced something off in the DYBO sessions, some hazy cobweb, deep-rooted weed, or maybe even a brick keeping me back. Now I feel I am ready to answer the call to love myself into stronger and more courageous MAGNIFICIENCE!