Inner Ninja

I read the rules before I broke ’em 
I broke the chains before they choked me out 
Now I pay close attention 
Really learn the code 
I learned to read the map before I hit the road

I chose this song to remind us that we are stronger than we think—myself included. This tune is played in my hot body-tone class, a gruelling 60 minutes lifting weights and working every muscle group.

I go hard and I ain’t makin’ up no excuse 
I’m overdue, I don’t do what I’m supposed to do 
‘Cause you can think about it man, we’re supposed to lose 
It ain’t all picture perfect, ocean views 

Despite the pace and sauna-esque heat of the class, I still feel my “inner ninja” shine through. It’s as if the more I push myself, the more I’m able to do. As most athletes know, the mind quits long before the body ever will, so mental toughness is key.

Nobody’s gonna see me comin’ 
Nobody’s gonna hear a sound 
No matter how hard they tryin’ 
No stoppin’ me since I’ve found 
My inner ninja

It’s also what I find most appealing in Kate Hampton. Her character’s mental strength is what drives her to do what she needs to do.

We all got problems, but we deal though
I’m trying to do better now, find my inner peace
Learn my art form, and find my inner chi
When my back’s on the wall, I don’t freeze up

This past week I prepared three novellas for re-publication, was part of a garage demolition team, and wrote for my Stranger series.

It’s a feeling that you get in your lungs when you run
Like you’re running outta air and your breath won’t come
And you (uh) wheezing, gotta keep it moving
Find that extra (uhn) and push your way through it

I’m physically and mentally exhausted, but I feel rejuvenated, and this song reflects my upbeat mood and energy.

Hope you enjoy it and may you discover your inner ninja this week. 

~ eden

8 thoughts on “Inner Ninja

  1. If I ever needed a garage to be demolished, I know who to call. I hope the sore muscles are recovering.

    Now I gotta go look for my inner ninja… where could he be?

    1. Ha, Matt, yeah, it was a big project but so much better with it gone now. Sore but feeling accomplished. I’m sure your inner ninja is nearby! xo

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