Sunday, 10 February 2013

How are you doing energetically?....

I meant to post this months ago and never got around to it..... so here we go....

It's a New Year right! Are you full of excitement about the possibility of what this next year will bring?
Are you setting your intentions, in order that you clearly and consciously create the experiences you want to create during 2013.
You know, if new years resolutions alone worked, then us Coaches and Leadership trainers would be out of work.
So, how is it for you? Are you directing your energy into making that resolution become real or will it just sit on the 'shelf' of good ideas along side all the other new years resolutions?  Are they really resolutions or are you just 'in love' with the idea of them?

Here is what I know, I know that as I get older I have to pay attention to my energy levels, they are not what they used to be when I was in my 20's and 30's.  My whole body is changing, and as you all know, our bodies change, at a cellular level every 7 years.  I have just started my 8th cycle of 7 year cycles and I can already tell that this one is different.

For example, my fitness does not last as long as it did. I used to be able to take 3 or 6 months out of the gym with little or no impact, not now my friends, I have to stay 'on it' in order to ensure that I look and feel healthy.  I noticed over Christmas the lbs were starting to creep back on again after a period of about 4 months were I made little or no time available to keep my health and fitness in the forefront of my consciousness.  I knew it was happening, and yet, I allowed other things to become a priority.

Something strange happened when I was out for a run this morning.  I should back track, sorry.  I was inspired by my niece to go for a run with her on 30th Dec.  I'm not a runner, I never have been, I love being out in nature, I'm not even bothered by the rain.  Bottom line is that running and me have never been buddy's.

So, off I went with her and ended up doing to 2 mile run, it didn't kill me and I stopped when I had to (usually going up hill) and it was OK.  I actually felt pretty good when I got back.  So, I have done the same run every morning since then, that is 6 mornings last week.  I feel pretty good about it too.

Anyway, what I noticed on morning of the third run was that, the old Gemlin voices came back, oh! is cold, oh! maybe you could go for a long walk instead! Blah Blah Blah...  What I did was new to me, I just decided to shift that energy, simply move it from my head to my heart, using my breathing (it does take practise) and guess what happened.  My heart-mind said, yes its a beautiful crisp Winters day and your body will love you, even more, if you take it out for that run.  It was magical.

As I was out on my run I noticed how much easier the whole thing felt, and how I was in more of a 'can do' attitude to the whole experience.  Something has shifted in me.  This might not sound like a big deal to any of you, let me tell you that I have tried to like running for the last 30 years and all the time I was self talking, 'just a little further', or 'you can stop when you get to x', on and on the head noise went, until this week when I managed to quiet it down, how much more enjoyable the runs have been.  I have run further and for longer and enjoyed them more..... as I said Magical!

So, if you are like me and want to make some of those intentions for 2013 real, please start to notice where you are putting your energy.  Is it into the excuses of why you shouldn't do the things you have set out to do?
Is your energy in your Brain-mind which talks a lot about what you will do, which makes you an expert having lots and lots of information but actually you never get around to do anything.
Or is it coming from your Heart-mind which knows how to nurture and care for yourself and knows that health and fitness is the key to sustainability and longevity.

I have been physically fit for most of my life and reasonably trim, although I had a big wobble when I hit the menopause for a couple of years.  What I know is that my body and mind respond well to exercise and I am a happier and healthier person when I engage in it. We also know what when we move we shift our energy too and with practice we can shift it by choice.... honestly!

I am also aware that I have just bust wide open my biggest excuse for not exercising when I am away from home. There's no gym for me to go to.... now I don't need a gym!

I guess the other thing I noticed is the before my 'break through' I was doing the running by pure will power, forcing myself to go, now I am doing coming from a place of wanting to run and enjoying it.  I am doing the same thing (running) and yet I am being very different in the doing and it is so much more fun this way!

Where are you getting in your own way?
Where are you saying you want one thing and then doing something else?
Where are you in denial?
Is your energy in your head, creating a lot of noise or head-talk as I like to call it?
What will it take to step up and put your energy firmly into the life you want to create, rather than the one you have?
I believe that anything is possible, you just have to want it enough (I'm not talking about material things) and be willing to make the effort to make it real.  You have to want it enough to use your Will Power to make it happen.
Enjoy exploring, or simply noticing where this resonates with you.
If this doesn't resonate with you, well good for you. I'm in awe!

Bye the way for the record one of my intentions for 2013 is to feel fit and healthy and if I can lose a few pounds along the way, all be better!
Happy New Year everyone Rx