How is it one day I’m balancing on my elbows and pulling myself into a head stand the next I’m pasta noodle curled up in the bathroom?
Strength. I use to go to the gym and the yoga studio and call it good. I bought into the belief that strength was measured by lean body mass. Seems I was mistaken.
The reason I end up on the bathroom floor isn’t because my body fat percentage is too high, rather when I hit the floor its usually a sign of internal weakness and a soul defect that buckles me over. All the pump up the iron resistance training and muscle milk can’t save my soul when I ignore my inside and focus merely on my bodies muscle tone.
Strength is an inside job. So I assume this weak as a noodle soul is not a good sign. Integrity is being the same- inside and out. So these days my TRAINER has me focusing more on the soul and spirit and a little less on the abs and gluteus. I’m learning that to grow your heart and spirit it takes the same discipline as it does to increase your cardiovascular health and lean body mass. You need rest and plenty of it. And you should really rotate your hard, easy and medium emotional experiences
This year I plan to develop the core strength to do yoga poses that call for a core of steel. I am working hard to develop the bodily integrity to pull myself slowly into a handstand and not end up on my back staring at the ceiling. To do this I will have to develop more muscle tone. At the same time I’m intent on growing my soul so that its more loving and healthy. I don’t want to be merely a girl who can stand on her hands I want to be a girl with strength of character.
Do You Want More Muscle Tone? Strength Of Character
“I was born an athlete. The most natural thing for me to do is to be physical and when I do I build muscle tone and lots of it. But internal fortitude, strength of spirit, soul and heart that doesn’t feel natural to me, I’m much more of a weakling on the inside. I’d prefer to be strong inside and out but mostly- I’m vulnerable and weak alone. I can’t do life alone. I’ve tried. That’s why I workout daily with the eternal TRAINER to build muscle tone within…
..”those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” I am renewed today. I will run. I will soar. I will continue to grow in strength of character…