Reflect upon your present blessings – Dickens
“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” -Aldous Huxley
September was an awesome month training wise.
I took on three yoga challenges one of which was my first ever video challenge #shiftyourpractice and as such I was diligently practicing and posting daily on social media. I especially loved the video challenge, you can’t “stage” a video like you can a photo, so I feel a video is a more accurate depiction of where you are on a given day. There were many days I’d be forced to put my ego aside and scale back on the poses as although I’m proficient enough to hold a pose for a photo challenge, I’m not proficient enough to link it to another pose seamlessly.
But September was not only good for my yoga practice .. not a week went by in September when I didn’t gain some kind of personal best in lifting heavy stuff. I was even huffing and puffing less during metcons! September was good, well up until the very last day of the month, then it turned to custard. Actually no, I like custard, it turned to something not as nice as custard – jelly, it turned to jelly ..
On a positive note that day I got a PB on my deadlift, on a less positive note I ended up on the physio table, unable to complete the last post required to successfully complete my September yoga challenges and out of action for what would turn out to be 8 days.
Have you ever noticed that you don’t realise how much you use something until you can’t?
Well I’ll tell you that you use your back quite a lot and after a tree took out our power line yesterday, I can also tell you that electricity is another thing you use constantly without thinking how lucky you are.
“People say you don’t know what you’ve got till you lose it. Truth is, you knew what you had, you just never thought you’d lose it”
Imagine what tomorrow would be like if we woke up with only the things we were grateful for today – what would your new reality look like?
Till next time