Woot woot! This is a class of firsts. After 3 months of sweating through Beginner Kung Fu class, I hit a bunch of milestones today and I am sooo unbelievably excited.
I had already noticed that in my normal day to day, I could feel tiny changes to my body that were shifting me towards my goal of health and strength (for example, I’m not huffing and puffing horribly going up a couple flights of stairs). But I had still been finding class hard… Every morning on the day of class, I still habitually wonder if there is a good excuse why I shouldn’t go to class.
The first milestone I hit was during warm up when we ran around the room. This was the first time EVER that I didn’t slow down or stop or walk. I ran the whole thing! I ran the WHOLE thing with the class!
My second milestone was during stretches. Instead of getting crazy foot cramps every time a stretch pushed my foot a bit further than it was used to being pushed… no cramps! no Charlie horse! not a single foot ouchy!
My third and most exciting milestone is that I didn’t once wonder how far away we were from end of class. I didn’t think oh, we’re halfway through, just get through the next half. I didn’t sigh and think, oh man, I have to hold this just a bit longer. I didn’t go aargh, I can’t do this, I can’t do this. I didn’t do any clock watching. I just lived in the moment, leaned into every task and did my very best.
Sure, I’m still too fat and I’m definitely not yet in shape, but I know that I’m on track.
Wait until you see me next year!