Where Intention Goes

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Focus on the intention you bring to your practice, your health, and to your life – Jillian Michaels

I have been dealing with digestive issues for quite a long time, likely the past 10 years. I finally feel like I am at a place where I am conquering them, and instead of feeling ill, I have been am feeling quite amazing. Being in physical shape is important to me, and something that goes hand in hand with nutrition. I take the time to fill my body with healthy choices, and I would work out when I had the energy or felt up to it, but it never seemed to be consistent.

In the last couple of weeks, my system has felt very good. I have started to nail down my diet and the foods that my body will allow. I have gained more energy and stamina, which has helped get me through my day, but has also allowed me to work out. I am sleeping better, and my mood is lighter and more joyful.

Finding something that I love is important to me because it motivates me to do it regularly. Yoga is this, I love it. I love that it is gentle on my energy, but works every single muscle in my body.

Jillian Michaels has a hybrid style yoga DVD that I adore. It’s 30 minutes, and fits easily into my morning routine. I am not one for pressure, and being late in the mornings stresses me out. Ergo, stepping out of my box. But, I have been able to rearrange my regular mornings to fit this yoga in before we have to be where we need to be. It has allowed me to feel so much better throughout the day. Working something new in can be stressful, but if I set the intention for myself to do what’s important and best for me, I can easily make it happen. The kids are getting older and taking on more responsibilities, which also helps me get organized.

For this new journey, I have incorporated my daily yoga at home. I have also joined up with my Mom for two new sessions. 

  1. We meet at her house on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings to do Yoga together. Having someone to join in on the journey is always motivational and enjoyable. 
  2. We have joined a Monday evening class for four sessions to step out of our box, and try something new. 

My goal is to get in better shape, but my intention is to do something that is just for me! Something that benefits me, takes care of me, and makes me feel amazing.

How could I say no to that?

Written by: Krystle Rhea; Just Breathe Mama

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