Sunday, October 20, 2013

The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TEDxFiDiWomen

In July 2013 I went to the gym every day. I wanted to lose weight and increase my energy levels. But nothing changed - my measurements were the same, my weight, my body fat percentage was I think 24%? On August 13, 2013 I began doing two things - meditating every day for an hour at 4 in the morning at my mosque and trail running in a beautiful national park with my father. I began to remember my worth. I realized what I wanted. I thought perhaps my stint in communications work wasn't as passionate a subject for me as my years of training/educating and creating change was.

Two weeks after I began to run and meditate regularly (consistency is key) I got a job offer that made me so happy, I wanted to cry. It was perfect for me. I began work a month after I got the job and didn't stop running or meditating. I looked at my blessings. I was gentle and forgiving with myself. I continued to see my worth, my strength and all the blessings in my life. I've been working in this new job for a month now and I love it. I don't run or meditate every day but I now take high intensity interval training at work, am taking a yoga teacher training course which is very intensive, run at the gym at work, and I trail run and meditate on weekends.

After watching this video, I believe that Lissa is correct. I had found love in my life, I was grateful and I had let go of my preconceived notions that I wasn't smart enough or as "put together" as some of my colleagues. I am smart, put together and now I weigh my ideal goal weight with a great body fat percentage (20?) and athlete-level BMI (18?)... something like that. The point is, I feel great and good things happen to me.

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