In 15 days I will be turning 40. 40!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m really ok with it. I’ve chosen to embrace it, love it and make of it as I please. Kind of exciting actually…
I can say with most certainty that my 30’s were devoted to changing and fixing my body in one way or another. Fad diets, weight fluctuations, vigorous workouts, starving, over eating, gaining baby weight (twice), losing baby weight (twice) – my 30’s also brought me my children – when I think about it my body has been through a lot. Too much. I think it’s enough.
If I let my 40’s become a repeat of my 30’s then what has changed really? How have I grown? How have I learned? It’s time for change. And as I’m learning more every day true change has to start from within. From the mind. Then the body will fall into place.
I’ve struggled with this trying to make it the opposite: I thought if I could just get my body right and perfect then I’ll be happy. Not the case. It doesn’t work that way. The mind has to go first. And that takes work. And time.
I’ve had the book Yogalosophy by Mandy Inger for at least 6 months and have now started to read it. The time feels right. Mandy is the author of this book as well as celebrity yoga and fitness instructor to Jennifer Aniston and other celebrities. I think that’s how I came across the book. I don’t usually fall for hype but this one seemed really interesting and I was ready for a change.
Day 1: Set the Intention
Name It to Claim It
It’s a 28 day plan which targets the body and mind through a set of exercises (yoga, toning, breathing and mind exercises) to be done each day.
Mandy discusses her own journey and overcoming her struggles and how she came through it. She shares her thought processes and the thinking that led to her success – like setting a clear intention for each day and even each workout. Be clear on what you are asking for. That’s work for the mind. It forces you to focus on what you really want from your workout, your body, your day and your life. You cannot get what you want if you don’t set the intention and ask for it.
I’m not a huge fan or believe in ‘The Secret’ stuff but I do believe in cause and effect. I believe that your thoughts become your beliefs and ultimately what you believe is what you will create. This will be the focus of my efforts starting now. Changing my thoughts to change my beliefs.
For more information about the book you can go here.
I’ve only started but I’m excited about this 28 day journey. It’s time to put my mind first and work on myself from the inside out. That’s my intention for this next decade. Learning to love myself from the inside out. To work on my mind as much as my body. They are both equally important.
I will share more of this book as I work my way through it. Another chapter begins as well as another decade. Thanks for reading as always.