I walked into Step class on Monday thinking I really don’t want to be here, I don’t like to exercise and the instructor isn’t Chipper Cheerleader. I dashed in at the very last second and had to scurry around to get all of the equipment and by then the class had started. There was a frown – borderline scowl- on my face, my eyes were squinty. I’ve been coming to this class for months and not seeing the results I desire.
Suddenly I realized how I was sabotaging my effort. That was the aha moment. I was so focused on the ‘lack’ of results and every other aspect about the class that there was no way I could benefit – I didn’t have the space for that because I had filled the space with negative.
Tuesday, I tried a new approach and attitude. I arrive early to class, had a smile on my face, said hello to some people and did one minute of deep breathing before the class began.
Did I enjoy the class? That might be a stretch (no pun intended) however, it was much easier to get through. Each time I looked in the mirror, I smiled. Each time someone caught my eye, I smiled.
Today is a good day!