Tonight I experienced yoga for the first time and it was awesome. Before tonight I thought that I could not do yoga. I am overweight, not flexible at all, and did I mention overweight? Well I have been invited to go several times by a friend that I met in Zumba class, but I just didn’t think it was something that I could physically even do. This week she sent me the invite and I said yes, I am going to go. What changed? My mind changed. I made the decision to quit setting limits for myself and telling myself that I can’t do it. The only thing that has been stopping me all this time was my own poor self talk. Once the decision was made I accepted the Facebook invite and told my friend that I was going. I didn’t want to give myself time to think anymore about it so I made the commitment to go. I was fortunate and a very good friend of mine went with me and that did ease some of my nerves and discomfort. It was sunset yoga on the beach and I don’t think we could have had a nicer night. Once we got started it really was great and I only wish I would have gone sooner. I definitely recommend giving yoga a try if you have not done it in the past. No matter what your size or what shape you are in, you can do it.
How many times have you missed out on something awesome because of poor self talk? What is it that you need to step out of your comfort zone and do? When we tell ourselves “I can’t” we are setting limits. Don’t limit yourself! Sometimes you have to make yourself a little uncomfortable to experience life. That is when we feel the most alive are those moments when you are living in your “un” comfort zone. Whatever it is that you are afraid of know that you can do it. If I can do Yoga than anything is possible!
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