spiritual self-exploration through health, fitness, and nutrition

Day 16: Mental Block

Each day I come to class is a completely new experience. I learned early on, before starting this challenge, not to expect anything and go in with a clean slate and open mind. I recall days where I felt confident and ended up having a terrible class, and other days I felt out of my element but had one of my best classes.

I spoke with Insel briefly before class and shared my concern about my hip discomfort. He said this is normal…after all, we’re stretching and tearing every tiny little ligament in our bodies, so it’s bound to happen. The more I come, the more I can adapt. He also tried to convince me to sign up for the 30 / 60 day challenge starting January 1st and I hesitated, making up excuses about having to travel to Jersey and possibly California. Of course I could find studios in the areas I go, but I definitely think my body will need a little bit of a break after this 30 days is up! I mean, I’ll be finishing these 30 days a week after everyone else is starting theirs… I think that should be enough, shouldn’t it? I guess I’ll play it by ear…

I never, ever have a bad class when Insel teaches. I don’t know what it is, but this man has some seriously amazing energy and motivation unlike anyone else I’ve met. He is the epitome of the word teacher. One thing he does is ask us to set an intention at the beginning of the class, come back to it in the middle, then again at the end. I don’t know why but I always have trouble doing this! There are so many things I could think of but I usually hit a mental block and come up with the first thing that comes to my head. Maybe I need to do some more spiritual reading (just picked up “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle on my Kindle…this book is incredible)… then I’ll hopefully be able to be more in touch with my inner intentions.

Comments on: "Day 16: Mental Block" (2)

  1. Fennel Cartright said:

    Bikram practice Eckhartt Tolle teachings = massive transformation

  2. Sheri! Your posts are so heartfelt. You’re such a ROCKSTAR and I love the personal insights you’re sharing. Thank you for being so open with your experience.

    And, I’m telling you, if AT ALL POSSIBLE, keep going. And it is almost always possible. šŸ™‚ The best thing I ever did was keep on going after my 30 day challenge. That was over a year ago and, now, any day without it feels so incomplete.

    Keep it up. You are amazing!

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