I've been thinking about something that we've talked a lot about lately...balance. This is another one of those key life lessons I need to grasp more fully as I take this journey to the New Angie. I've lived much of my life out of balance for a long time, and that's at least part of the reason that I allowed my body to get to the place where it was...328 pounds, arthritic knees, and in almost constant pain.
Being out of balance causes pain...physical, emotional, spiritual...you name it! Because I walked with a limp and favored one side of my body, I injured the other. When I'm out of balance emotionally, I am snippy and impatient. And being out of balance spiritually has caused me to serve out of habit instead of passion. Part of finding a new pattern of living will most definitely involve finding a way to maintain balance in all of the different parts of my life.
|She does these all over the world! AWESOME!!|
You see, I'm exhausted. I worked really hard at this workshop and I slept very poorly (those colonial people needed softer beds...they may have lived longer!). Also, I missed my family while I was gone the past 4 days. So tonight, I'm spending time with my husband and going to bed early. Because I need that kind of balance in my life right now. My new life can't be all about working out, no matter how much good working out is for me and how much I need it. Balance tonight means I need to rest and reconnect, not workout. There will be time for that tomorrow. And rest assured, I will be there in the gym at some point tomorrow working my tail off!
Angie will tell you, I still have a LOT to learn about balance. Fortunately for me, she's a master at it. I've got a great role model to follow! What kind of balance do you most need to learn in your life? Keep these pictures of Angie in mind while you work toward it...she's inspiring, isn't she?!?!