Now that I’m 2 weeks into training for my FIRST 5K I wanted to give you’ll a quick update on the business! In a nutshell…things are going good! I’ve stuck to the training schedule and incorporated 2 REST days in between the runs and cross training days. Like I shared previously, running is not my favorite form of physical activity. I’m running the 5K not only for the “run” but more for the self challenge. I’m not gonna lie but those Saturday runs are tough. I find myself starting to feel worn down, gasping for breath, legs tired and even feel some pains on my side. The CRAZY reality is that I know my body is conditioned enough that I really should be breezing through the runs! Then what’s my problem?!??! The problem is ME!
The reason why I LOVE challenging myself is because it’s a way for me to discover areas in my life, personality and faith that I am STRONG but also where I am weak and need to grow. I strongly believe God placed my love for challenges in my heart to help guide me to the path of fulfilling the purpose HE has for my life. The problem with that is that I sometimes don’t SEE the path when it’s not right in front of me. I need to EXPAND my vision. You see, VISION is not only being able to see what’s directly in front of you with your eyes but also the ability to see with your mind and heart.
The problem I was having with my training sessions had more to do with my lack of vision than my fitness level. I hadn’t taken the time to VISUALIZE myself succeeding with training & completing the 5K. I simply believed I would be successful with the challenge. However I learned to just believe in it was not going to be enough for me this time. It was just as important to visualize myself throughout the entire process. So I started visualizing myself having training sessions feeling energized, confident and strong. I now visualize my muscles strengthening and my endurance increasing. Since I started visualizing my training has become a more pleasurable experience.
Moving ahead, I’m going to continue to incorporate visualization techniques when setting up new goals and challenges. Visualization is a sound technique that can be used for achieving a variety of intentions in life like eating healthy, starting a business, buying a home, taking a vacation or learning a new language. It’s a know fact that some elite athletes, entertainers and musicians practice visualization for success. The mind is an EXTREMELY powerful tool and we should learn to use it to it’s fullest by filling it with VISIONS of success, accomplishment, love and peace several times a day!
What would YOU like to accomplish in 5 or 10 years? GO Further TODAY by starting to VISUALIZE those desires in to a REALITY! : )
Go Further Today is a strong belief in my wellness coaching philosophy. I believe in developing strong relationships built on trust and honesty to help educate, encourage and empower women to reach and maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle.
My style of health coaching connects the mind and body in order to achieve optimal wellness results. I enjoy keeping training fresh by constantly creating new custom and effective workouts. I specialize in resistance training for weight management, increased strength and improved cardiovascular health.
I practice meditation daily and love to integrate various forms of meditative practices in to my coaching.