Four months of karate has done more for my abs then 3 years of pilates ever did. And I have not done one sit-up. It’s funny to suddenly realize that, especially as I didn’t start with my new martial arts trainer with the intent of sculpting my abs…but it’s certainly a welcome change.
This observation made me think about the work we do. Sometimes when we start a new project or even connect with someone new, you never know what is going to come out of it. It’s important to have a game plan and set your goals, but don’t be too rigid in adhering to those goals as the desired outcome might just morph…and for the better.
Don’t forget to give yourself a break and take a step back for a second too. I trained for the first time since last week’s bout of shoulder and biceps injuries, I have done nothing but low key cardio for the past week. I usually work with my trainer twice a week and then practice all the new moves and sequences that we worked on when I’m training on my own, but not this week. I assumed I would be rusty and slow today but to my surprise (and the thrill of my instructor), I was faster, stronger and more accurate than ever…without even thinking about it.
Sometimes you just need to give your instrument a break, or re-focus your creative genius towards something else, in order to ascend to the next level. My Operation B.A.B.E. thought of the week.
Enjoy your weekend!