It seems no matter how long this path is, I still get HUGE shocks of learning. You would think I had analysed all of this too much to be shocked but not so.
I'm on day 38 of INSANITY #2 and I'm loving it.
I have run every shift at work for 40 minutes for the last 3 weeks. I found I was getting a sort of stiff achy muscle at the lower part of my back to the side. It wasn't an injury just an ache. Really very accidentally I discovered it went away if I run looking up and straight ahead and not as I seemed always to do....facing the floor, not looking at my feet, just facing the floor and I've disciplined myself to always run with shoulders back, neck straight and head up, looking right ahead. It's perfect, no achy stiffness.
But that ISN'T the shock.
The shock is that it has made me realise everywhere I go I walk around looking at the floor! Really I do!
I've realise I never look up. I have been out in the local shops and walked around and I've made myself walk tall, shoulders back and looking up. I NEVER KNEW I averted my eyes downwards ALL THE TIME.
I almost feel slightly exposed looking up but I like it. I feel more confident, I look more confident. I think, HONESTLY I have been hiding, trying to look invisible, like the ostrich hiding my head in the mistaken belief I too am invisible.
I did some searches online about why people walk around looking down and the psychologists say it is a self -esteem issue. No surprises there, but you think I would have noticed I did it.
This girl is going to walk round every day with her head held high.....Why not!