Transformation Through Small Magic

DesignIt’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been trying to make sure what I write is perfect and it dawned on me: That’s the excuse I’ve been using for not posting.

From here on out you’ll be getting the not so polished, real, authentic me.

So, here I go.

The last six months have been the beginning of a new journey for me. Last year, I got married, started moving toward my goal of being a professional speaker and life was not so bad. BUT (and it’s a big BUT), I wasn’t so happy. I was in a rut, no energy physically or mentally, and just not in shape in most areas of my life. I was just ok- going through the motions.

I decided to do one small thing. I thought about adding small magic into my life and used it on myself. The one thing I chose was to take care of myself. With that i joined a cross fit gym. Apprehensively, I went to a meeting with the owner and discussed my concerns/ fears- I was WAY out of shape, the place was intimidating and I wouldn’t be able to do any of the exercises. BUT I committed to three times a week and following the program.

SMALL MAGIC #1
Do one thing to take care of yourself.

As it tuned out, I WAS able to do the exercises thanks to the training, encouragement and support from the coaches and fellow members. They were (and still are) so motivating and supportive and I quickly began to love my new family.

SMALL MAGIC #2
Believe in yourself.

As I continued doing cross fit, it was almost as if a weight (no pun intended) had been lifted from me. I was happier and had more energy and that made me want to do more. And the more wasn’t necessarily for me. This time it was for others.

Because I was happier, I was also nicer, more tolerant, more motivated. I struck up conversations with the cashier, smiled at people as I passed them, helped a woman who couldn’t get the door open. Doesn’t sound special, does it?

It was- it was magical.

People responded and smiled back, enjoyed the conversation, and were happy and thankful. AND guess what? It made me feel better too!

SMALL MAGIC #3
Be connected with other people.

But wait, there’s more…

Because small magic seems to have a layering effect, I wanted to perform more. This January I chose myself again and decided to do another nice thing for me. I adopted a Paleo lifestyle and decided to eat healthier. It was just me other small decision I made but the impact was huge! With this one change, I had more energy, better health, less eating out, more family time at dinner, less TV, more connection, and more weight loss.

To date I have lost 20 lbs and 18 inches and it was all from making a series of small decisions/ changes in my life.

SMALL MAGIC #4
Treat your body better by fueling it properly.

There’s so much more to this story and as I mentioned before, my journey has just begun.

I invite you to take on the challenge of small magic for 30 days. Do one thing nice for yourself or someone else every day for the next month. No equipment necessary, no planning or training required. Just wake up and do small magic.

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