Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Intentional Metamorphosis

Wikipedia defines metamorphosis as “…a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the animal's body structure through cell growth and differentiation.” Answers.com says metamorphosis is “a marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.” Metamorphosis is change.

Change is inevitable – nothing ever stays the same. Whether acted upon by some outside force, or an intentional decision, change occurs. It is inevitable. But what if change was intentional? Could you intentionally drive the change? Force the course of the abrupt change in the animal’s body structure? Or your body structure? Or your capabilities? Could you control the direction of the change? Thereby controlling the outcome, results, endgame?

I am on a quest. A quest for change. Purposeful change. Intentional metamorphosis. I am changing the way I look, the way I feel, the way I perform. Day by day, step by step, workout by workout, meal by meal, rep by rep. Forcing change to occur. It is an intentional decision. I am purposefully changing. I am going through intentional metamorphosis.

How? Pushing harder. Eating better. Not giving in. Not sacrificing. Performing the one more minute, one more round, one more rep, until I can yell out “TIME!”, with the knowing that I have performed my best at that given moment.

Why? To be better. To feel better. To be stronger. To be able to perform under diverse conditions. To be healthy. To be fit. To be CrossFit.


Heidi said...

You absolutely have the ability to control the change, whether it's your body, your life direction or your thoughts. You have the power to be happier and healthier. You hold the key.

Lauriel said...

So true Heidi. Thanks for chiming in. Many people don't realize that they have the power -- they do hold the key to their own transformation. It's up to them to unlock their potential, their change.

Cathy said...

Now you're venturing into my territory, girl. The Oxford English Dictionary (the definitive, inclusive reference on the English language from inception to the present) defines metamorphosis as:

1. The action or process of changing in form, shape, or substance; esp. transformation by supernatural means.

2. A complete change in the appearance, circumstances, condition, or character of a person, a state of affairs, etc.

3. hange of form in an animal ({dag}or plant), or its parts, during post-embryonic development; spec. the process of transformation from an immature form to a different adult form that many insects and other invertebrates, and some vertebrates (e.g. frogs), undergo in the course of maturing.

4. Evolutionary change in the form of an organ. Also (Bot.): change of one type of organ into another as an abnormal process, as in staminody or petalody.

5 .A chemical reaction, esp. one involving catalytic or enzymatic action; a metabolic change; metabolism (obsolete)

Lauriel said...

Right on, Cathy!!! I was totally thinking of your PhD work when I was working on this entry.

Lish said...

Change is in your hands! When it occurs by an outside source, it is up to you to decide if that change will affect you. But, only you can change you!