When do you feel the most powerful? ✌🏻
I feel it the most when I put on my workout clothes, right before a workout. There’s something about intentionally putting on each piece of clothing that begins to give me inner PEACE. Knowing that I am choosing something that pushes me and makes me feel like I can do anything.
I’ve pushed myself to the limit many times, past the point where I didn’t think I could do more, and then I did. The last mile of a half marathon, a PR at CrossFit, the last 100 yards of a row at OrangeTheory. I’ve learned over and over again that I can push myself harder than I think.
That I am capable.
That I am strong.
Often I start a workout with the thought that I’ll just do my best, that it is up to me how hard I push myself. And then something clicks and I push harder, I run faster or grab a bigger weight. I take it minute by minute, one rep at a time.
This is when I feel powerful.
Exercising for me isn’t about changing my body or burning fat or losing weight ever, it is about choosing what heals me, what creates peace of mind and mental clarity.