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The small things are what matters



Sometimes you can be plodding along at something for a while with no apparent progress then suddenly out of no where you get a sign that you are actually going in the right direction and it makes you feel great. I had this on Monday and I’m still feeling the buzz from it. I was at my usual yoga class (general yoga with Karen) and I managed to get fully into quite a difficult position that I have been working towards for a while. I’ve put a picture of the full position below, which is a shoulder stand. Looking at it now I cannot believe I got my body to do that, but I did so wahey!

Shoulder stand

On this high I went along to the ‘goal setting’ talk presented by Kevin Betts and Terry Cooper yesterday. As a result of it I’ve pretty much convinced myself to sign up for the Brighton marathon next year as I want to really challenge myself, the talk was that good! Just have to wait for the next pay check then I’m pretty sure I’m going to do it. I want to do one marathon at least once in my life and I believe I am the fittest I have ever been so now seems a good a time as any.

I took away some really good points yesterday such as setting goals which are:

• Measurable

• Managable

• Motivating

And within those goals have smaller and larger sub goals. The talk also made me think about what my limits actually are and how more often than not they are controlled by psychological factors rather than physical ones. I find generally that during the CtGF challenge I really do push myself and it’s something that I want to extend further into the year and into my personal and work life too. I love feeling inspired and positive as it’s a really motivating feeling so am really keen to prolong these feelings and ‘ride on the high’ as long as possible.

Kung Fu energy!



Wow two posts in one day what’s going on? Well my posts are imitating my life at the minute as I did two classes in one day yesterday. Not intentional at all. Was down just to do power hoop, but there was a free place at the Kung Fu taster afterwards so I joined them too.  To mirror what JoRo said in her blog earlier I am feeling sore and stiff now too, four classes done this week already, three to go!  I really enjoyed the Kung Fu taster and am looking into attending a few more classes just to get a better feel for it and see if it is something that I could incorporate into my life. For me the most enjoyable aspect of it was learning the self-defense moves. Obviously I would never like to be in a position where I would have to defend myself, but knowing a few basic moves has definitely made me feel more confident and whet my appetite for learning a few more. We shall see… for now though I’m going to head home, have a bath, go and watch a play then have a good sleep.