It’s hard to accept limitations.
We’re often taught to push forward, try harder and do more. Be productive. Just go for it!
I’m one of those people who thrives in a class structure lead by a motivational instructor, surrounded by others who are giving it their all.
I push myself.
Although it can be admirable to collectively reach a goal and successfully finish a task, class or dream, I’m here to remind you to acknowledge your limits, even if it means being the one who looks out of place.
Today I tried a high-intensity, cardio-based yoga class. It was invigorating! I loved the energy, the moves and the sweat. It reminded me of my old days at circuit training classes.
That’s when I started to pull back. I knew such a commanding workout could cause my rheumatoid arthritis to flare. So, I started to modify some of the moves and take extra water breaks to give my heart rate a chance to come down a bit.
Although I recognized that I was pushing my limits (which felt amazing) I could tell I was probably overdoing what my physical, internal body could handle.
It’s been a tough day. I was reminded of my limits.
But, for that hour it sure felt good to try something new, push myself and complete a class I ordinarly wouldn’t attempt.
Until next time,
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