The Mind Controls the Body

In Kung Fu there is a saying: The Mind Controls the Body (I’m sure it’s a very ancient Chinese tenet a la Confucius or some such, but I don’t know exactly, and that’s not the point.) The idea is that if you put your mind to something and really concentrate, you can make your body achieve it.

I feel good today. I said I would and I do. I don’t know how much of my positivity is because I said that I wanted to be out of my funk, but regardless, here I am!

I went for a run this morning and I stuck with it rather than just running around the block like a lame-o as I did the other day. It was a good run, too – 2.5 miles with very little walking (just up 2 ridiculous hills).

Also, since the Kung Fu school is closed this week due to the holiday, a few of the girls and I are taking a yoga class tonight (first one ever!) and I’ve been looking forward to that all week. How could I not be excited now that the class is mere hours away?!

Regarding yesterday’s post: I know that I’ve changed. I’m a completely different person than I was a few years ago. I have energy and ambition and confidence. But I had a few rough days and I let that get to me, which I don’t recommend. It just puts you in a downward spiral and nothing good comes from that. Thanks for letting me vent and putting me back in my place!

3 Responses to “The Mind Controls the Body”

  1. Jessica Says:

    I can’t wait for yoga, too!

  2. South Beach Steve Says:

    It is tough when we have those down days. I am glad to hear you are back on the upswing. That is really a good place to be, on the upswing. That way, the down is nowhere in sight but behind you.

    Make it a great day!

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