I’m just like you. We share the same anatomy. Just like you, my body is composed of flesh and bones. My body is composed of muscles and fat. Though.. most of the time I do wish I had more muscles and less fat. Just like you, there are little things I wish to change about my body, but that does not mean I hate my body, Not at all. My body is my physical self, my soul’s transportation, the keeper of my heart. Staying healthy and triathlon training has helped me tremendously in understanding my body, mind, and soul.
It turns out, I own my body. I have full authority over my body and can control and guide it towards any goal. Why hasn’t anyone told me that before? My friend, you can never be too ambitious! Just four months ago, I couldn’t even jog a block, and in 52 days I will be finishing my first sprint distance triathlon!
My friend, you can never be too fat, too old, or worse “too busy.” All you need is a big heart and a determined mind! Believe me; numerous times my mind manipulated my body into going the distance which my body wasn’t used to traveling. Numerous times I failed. Numerous times my mind sweet-talked my body into shaking it off and picking it up again. It wasn’t easy. It is still not easy. Still I shake it off, and tri again. My mind knows that “can’t” is just an illusion. Genius?
I have the soul of a tiger; wild, free and primitive *and solitary, and territorial *
Yup!! My soul is light, fit, fast and powerful – if my mind was genius, for my own safety, it would have probably set limits that I’ve already crossed a long long time ago. My soul is my leader. My mind is my coordinator. My body is my medium.
I am consciously living my transformation. This is just the beginning. And I am loving every moment of it (except that time of month lol).
We all have to start somewhere. Do not be afraid of that first step. For me, everyday is a first step. Everyday is a victory.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories - Plato