For most of my life I have struggled with weight. At one point, not that long ago, I was the better part of 80 pounds over what I should be. I’m still carrying far too much extra even now and achieving my ideal weight and fitness level is one of the tasks I will enjoy as a result of modifying my blueprint through the MKMMA.
As this has been my experience for so many years, it’s just one of those things I accepted as fact and kind of forgot about. A few years ago I was able to loose about 30 or 40 pound prior to a cruise we enjoyed with our oldest son and his girlfriend. We met up at the airport in Fort Lauderdale and Janae commented to Jordan that even though I was much lighter, was was still “walking big”. Interesting.
Through great effort (not really) I was able to find the weight I lost and put it right back where it was. Spring forward a few years and I found myself working in southern Alberta with a dear friend doing reno and construction. The change of environment and the physicality of the work just naturally help me to shed the weight again. It was on this round that I learned another important lesson.
Carrying this weight where I do caused bending over to pick things up off the floor challenging. Not impossible, but stuff just got in the way. Shoes were difficult to tie, somedays I’d have to kneel to pick up dropped tools or other items. Funny thing was, even as the weight dropped I maintained this posture to retrieve items from the floor. Until one day I discovered that the fight just wasn’t there. I could easily bend over and touch the floor. With a little effort and some tendon and hamstring stretching, I could get the palms of my hands flat on the floor.
I think we all sometimes carry limitations long after the cause, real or imagined, has long disappeared. Fear of over controlling parents, or bullies, hurt from past relationships, an accident, a fall, a bumpy ride in an airplane, the list goes on.
If you find yourself not attempting something when your head’s reminding you that you can’t or haven’t or shouldn’t try, take stock of where that voice is coming from and if the limits are really there. This old blueprint concept that has been offered during this MKMMA experience has really shed some light of a lot of things that likely we all deal with unnecessarily and to our great loss and limitation.
I encourage the reader as well as myself, to just bend over or to push against whatever you think you can’t do. There are great discoveries to be made.