Shhhhhhhh! I'm on a secret mission this week. I have been challenged by three other leaders from FabFit team! I can't let them know my plans to truly trounce their tails!!! The challenge started this morning and will run until 5 pm on Friday. We track our water consumption and our activity minutes for the week.
I can't let them know my daily intake. I don't know what theirs is. The object is for each of us to do our very best every single day in a healthy way. No extremes. Healthy, balanced, active, whole and happy. Exhaustion is not winning. Over training is not winning. Having a plan and sticking to it is winning. Wisely selecting a balanced set of daily activities is winning. Using this opportunity to move to the next level is winning.
Since I wanted to optimize this opportunity and will be demanding a lot from my body. I had to make sure my nutrition was in line for this week. Which had me back in the kitchen doing my batch cooking. I had gotten out of that routine with so much travel over the summer. I was never in one place for more than a couple days. Even though I continued to eat clean, I was not as tight on my nutrition as I know I should be.
The other team leaders and I are not so much 'in competition' with each other, we are excited for the opportunity to push each other to be our best and to egg each other on with a little banter. It makes me grin from ear to ear to hear Bekah or Janell 'call me out' or to watch them strut their stuff. Carla rocks my world with her generous heart for others . . . I truly don't think she has a competitive bone in her body, she is all heart.
In the past couple weeks, my stress levels and distraction have been at an all time high. I truly felt like I had a total sensory overload and might explode. My sweety made me, forced me, to lay down everything I was working on and spend some time alone. . . in my lawn chair, taking a rest. . . no studying, no writing, no computer, no phone. I think it was the first time I had exhaled in weeks! During that rest I realized . . . it has been months since I taught yoga or did yoga on a regular basis. I miss it. My body misses it. . . how is it I've been away from the mat this long?
So, I started a thirty day 'challenge' for myself and made it an event on Facebook called 30 Days on the Mat. I plan to start the day each day for 30 days with a minimum of 3 sun salutations. I will do a longer practice on the days that time allows. Yoga is such a discipline for me. I am an 'in motion' kinda girl! I do not like stationary anything! Go! Go somewhere! Do! Do something! When I step on the mat, the first three breaths feel soooooo good and calm my mind. . . but almost immediately my mind starts looking for ways to escape the mat and pull me away. I have to keep calming my nervous system, reminding myself it is okay to stay right here, right now and just be anxious if you must. After twenty minutes the anxious releases and the surrender begins.
In these moments on the mat, great things are revealed to and the time off the mat becomes less anxious and the vision of my hopes and dreams become clearer. I am looking forward to what all this week will reveal as I focus on the disciplines of water intake, activity minutes, nutrition and my time on the mat . . . usually during such times of focus great strongholds are crumbled, barriers are diminished and great things are revealed.
I am blessed to have powerful woman of faith and great love of others surrounding me. I am proud to link arms with them as we challenge ourselves and each other to be our best daily.
Stealth Diva Warrior, team B.O.L.D (Be Outstanding Leaders Daily)