Ok. I admit it. I’m officially obsessed with spin class. I go to YEG-cycle in my hometown of Edmonton.
The twinkling bright lights, the crazy loud music and of course, the motivational coaching – like com’on. I feel like it was designed just for me! (I have yet to own a car in which I have NOT blown the speakers out…)
And although I’m always excited to hit up a class, I know for sure there is ALWAYS this one thing that’ll show up to try and mess with me.
This thing is called resistance.
It’s that part of your work-out when you’re debating on giving up or powering through it. This is the hard part.
And you could very easily say fuck it, give in and submit to the resistance when it shows up...and you would still feel pretty good about showing up to class, right? But you would never move past that point. Your muscles, your endurance and your body would stay exactly the same.
The same goes for the resistance in your mind.
You face resistance every. damn. day. of your life. Life is constantly trying to throw you out of your cozy nest.
For example, one of my clients just moved to a small town and was feeling really lonely. As a Fertility Coach, I know that having a community (especially a female one) is related to the 1st chakra and it’s an integral part of fertility. She was invited by her husband’s friend’s wife to join a cooking club. Despite being a social person and a total foodie, she was super afraid to join. Thoughts like “What if its awkward? What if they don't like me?” came up and we worked through this resistance together.
And although resistance feels like a "bad" emotion, the Universe presents these invitations and opportunities, to give you what it is you’re asking for.
Because if you want something you’ve never had, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.
My client ended up joining the cooking club and created new friends which made her feel connected, confident and grounded in her new home town. And she ended up creating her baby a few months later <3
That’s the thing about resistance – it can feel painful, uncomfortable and convince you that you can’t do it.
But what if resistance is asking: “Are you ready for this? Are you ready for the next level of your life? Can you hold a space for this new creation?”
Resistance is a beautiful sign that change wants to happen.
So next time resistance shows up, in your mind or in your work-out, get excited mama-bear! Be open to feel and move through that uncomfortable-ness. Say YES to it! Because it's your first class ticket to the next phase of your life. What have you got to lose?