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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 302 :: faith, a, faith, a, faith

31 Oct
Happy Halloween!

Not only is today a day to dress up and be all creative and witty and pull out the costume showmanship. It’s also a day to celebrate.

For some it means it’s finally time to start decorating for Christmas! For others it’s an excuse to count the candy loot (or trade for better candy options). But for me it was a day to celebrate a downward dog.

That’s right. First day back to yoga for me. Well, semi-yoga. It’s amazing how great my body felt after doing a few downward dogs and triangle poses. It’s also amazing how just a few moves completely wore me out. I was guided by my pilates instructor as she helped me stick to a few twists and turns. And I honestly couldn’t have done it without her (or else I would have tipped head first onto the floor).

Which makes me realize a few things:

1. My body loves yoga. My body craves yoga. Even though I can’t do 20% of what I use to be able to do, it doesn’t matter. Just a little yoga goes a long way.

2. There’s nothing more powerful than faith, belief and hope.

It’s been hard for me to imagine my body getting back in shape. I’ve been holding onto the vision and image of a strong and toned body for a while now. Because, let’s face it, surgery sucked every fiber of muscle all out of me.

In life, when things are all wobbly and wiggly, whether it emotions or legs, or arms,  it’s hard to have faith that you can be strong. That you WILL be strong again. But today, I felt for the first time, in a long time, a sliver of proof. A moment of clarity. My muscles are coming back. I feel like lighting a lantern and placing it in the window then screaming from the top of my lungs – “The muscles are coming! The muscles are coming!”

And that, more than anything reminds me that everything starts with a belief, which gives you confidence to push forward …and then every little push brings what you want closer to reality.

Because you gotta faith, a, faith, a, faith.
You gotta faith. 

More tomorrow. 


 {what do you have faith in?}
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