Welcome back to Kuinua! I know...it's been a while since you've heard from me. I’ve had a busy schedule in the past year that included a busy work life and active children. Once the new year started, basketball took over for the next several weeks including Saturdays. I have been set free from weekly practices and game days for the moment and now have some spare time to share again.
If any of you follow me on Facebook, you know that I am a fan of Texas Fit Chicks – specifically Anna and McKinney😊
I have been a part of this fantastic group of women for almost two years. We work out three times a week and it has changed my outlook on taking care of myself and boosted my confidence dramatically. During the last year I have committed to setting some new goals for myself. Some I have been able to accomplish and others I am still working towards.
I recently committed to getting in a 4th work out class for the month of March. To do this, I attended a 5 am class that my trainer attends in a neighboring city close to my small town this past Friday. Classes are generally the same format. The workouts are written by women and we most likely do the same or similar workout, but on different days. It was grueling to say the least, but why? Maybe it was so tough because I had just attended a class the night before. Another possibility could be that I was trying hard not to slack because I was working out with my trainer...and my trainer’s trainer…YIKES! How could it have been so hard if the classes are generally the same? What was so different?
During this class I attended last week, I was attentive and aware of everything. I paid attention to the other ladies in class. I watched to make sure I was keeping pace with everyone else. I also paid attention to my movements making sure they were full and complete. I was intentional about everything I did. This class wasn't ‘business as usual.’
Here's what I know - when it comes to setting goals and making them happen there is no definite time frame. We can have a tentative plan about when we will have it done, but many times life happens. At that point we must reevaluate and continue. There are also times when it may seem that progress is slim to none. We may get complacent while going through the motions of making things happen. Our goals are still set, but we aren't aware of how unintentional our moves have been.
In all areas of our life whether it is regarding your career, relationships, or a spiritual journey, we can't afford to become comfortable. Becoming comfortable leads to resistance to change. Change is inevitable especially when goals are involved. It is trial and error - using what works and throwing out what doesn't. Be comfortable in knowing that you will need to be flexible, but not so comfortable that you are stuck and unmovable. It may even be time for you to level up. This means that you do everything you were doing before, but with more intensity. You add in the things that you were avoiding because they weren’t easy. If you want to do more, then be more.
Business as usual can not be a part of your goal-achieving journey if it has not gotten you to the place you want to be. Doing the same things will yield the same results. Make an assessment, add to your current plan, and then do the work. Remember, progress is made no matter how small. Go crush your goals!
Until next time in the safe place,