I did my part the other day to entertain the Body Combat class at the YMCA. Somehow my feet got tangled as I was moving backward, my arms went flying and I was doing all I could to NOT face plant on the gym floor! I thought I had it under control and began to laugh at myself. Then somehow, my momentum continued to propel me back through several rows of Body Combaters behind me as they moved aside to make way for the outta control crazy lady. It was like parting the Red Sea!
Yes, that was me! I wish there would have been a video of this spectacular event because it was truly amazing that I didn’t go down all the way. You should have seen the looks on the faces of the people behind me trying to move out of my way. Hilarious! When I finally got back to my spot, I started laughing so hard that I became slightly delirious. You know how you can get when you don’t seem to be able to stop laughing and move on? Yup!
This kind of got me thinking about more than what had just happened. First, I’m thankful that I wasn’t really hurt, except maybe my ego just a little bit. I’m also glad my sense of humor was ready to kick in because it was one of those things that you couldn’t possibly act like it was nothing. Seriously, I was wearing a BRIGHT orange top. It was hard to miss me as I went flying! Being able to laugh at yourself in times like this is super important. We all stumble from time to time. Don’t take yourself so seriously that you fail to see the humor. Laugh it off, pick yourself up and keep going!
The other thing that got my mind pondering was how much my momentum propelled me in the direction I happened to be moving, which was backward. It begs the question, where is your momentum taking you? Are you moving forward? It’s a good time to assess the direction you are currently moving in and perhaps refocus your sights on the course you wish to travel.
I encourage you to take a few minutes today and create energy for forward progress. Maybe you’re ready to make huge strides or maybe you can only take a few baby steps. Just start moving in the direction you want to go. When you do this, eventually momentum will help propel you in the right direction.
By the way, if you’re thinking of moving in the path of physical fitness, I highly recommend the YMCA! It’s a great place to workout! If you ever see me there, don’t be a stranger, come say hi!
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