Wednesday Wellness: Oh, the Possibilities

Team Intero, This was written after a lengthy conversation I was having with Stacia, one of Body Firm’s Trainers, who is also an exceptional writer. The idea of possibilities is a provoking thought. I’d love to share this article with you that she shared with me…

Is It Possible?

Recently, one of my closest friends posed this simple question to me, “Is it possible that you can...” The reason I leave the end of the question open-ended is that EVERYBODY struggles with inner demons that tell us we can’t, or we shouldn’t, or “it” (whatever “it” is) just simply is NOT possible. But when she put it to me that simply, I realized that yes, it is possible for me to let go of my inner struggles and demons (yes, mine are plural!) and become the person I dream of being.

As renowned self-help guru Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “One of the huge imbalances in life is the disparity between your daily existence, with its routines and habits, and the dream you have deep within yourself of some extraordinarily satisfying way of living.”

In other words, we get so locked into our way of thinking and acting at times that we truly begin to believe that we are incapable of having the life we dream of, and we continue to live our lives in this false “reality.”

So ask yourself, is it possible for you to train for that marathon you’ve always wanted to do? Is it possible for you do a triathlon? Or maybe even more simply, is it possible for you to lose that nagging five pounds that you SWEAR you are going to lose, or walk for 20 minutes a day, or incorporate more protein into your diet?

But any change requires growth, and growth can sometimes mean pain. (It’s not by any accident that as we enter adulthood and begin to grow, they literally call it “growing pains.”) After all, for most of us it’s easier to stay stuck in the old ways and habits then to experience the pain of growth and what is possible. To change, we have to shift from the daily habits and ask ourselves what our dreams are, and to realize that they are indeed possible...

In my opinion, and in my experience, there is virtually nothing that is IM-possible. In fact, the AIDS Ride Logo is I'M-POSSIBLE. Is it possible that you can believe that simple statement---that YOU ARE possible?

The esteemed 19th-century writer Louisa May Alcott phrases this idea in an encouraging and inspiring manner: “Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead…”

Is it possible? Yes, it is.