Friday, June 07, 2013
I had a penny drop moment in my martial arts training on Sunday, it's only now I'm realizing how big it actually was. I've been forgetting things in class a lot, thing I have done since I was white belt. I realized it is my concentration that is my problem not my memory and had worked on that outside class. Then on Sunday I suddenly realized I have it all backwards, I was trying to clear my mind so I could concentrate but I needed to concentrate on something to clear my mind. I punched and kicked harder than ever, I made sure I was out of breath after every move, I made sure I could feel my muscles protesting and aching at every rest point. My mind felt sharp and I only slipped up and forgot once or twice but at least when I got it wrong I got it wrong in style! It must have made a difference because my instructor noticed and made a few comments. On my way to class on Wednesday I found myself preparing to switch off my mind from the days worries and had similar success in my class. I also felt more free of mind when I got home.
I was thinking then that maybe there's other thing like this I have backwards, I need to lose weight to be healthier but maybe I need to be healthier to lose weight!