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I had it all backwards!

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!
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SHMARA 6/7/2013 9:42AM

    This is a great blog! I will try to apply this to my life, since I have been pretty foggy lately. Thank you !

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PMRUNNER 6/7/2013 9:12AM

    Sounds like a great paradigm shift!

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NELLJONES 6/7/2013 8:28AM

    It's that AhHa moment!! Good for you!

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RIDLEYRIDER 6/7/2013 6:49AM

  I think it makes sense. Good luck!

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BESSHAILE 6/7/2013 6:45AM

    It's always good to look at things from both sides. Sounds like you've made a breakthrough.

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