Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Yet another year, yet another set of goals!!
So I did pretty well in 2011, I'm not going to waste time going over all my 2011 goals, after all, I know what I accomplished and what I still need to work on!
So here they are, 2012 goals!
1. Complete a 10K!
2. Get ACE certified!
3. Get more involved in my local community!
4. Continue my healthy lifestyle and be a good role model for my kids!
1. Completing a 10K, ugh, I must say I have gotten to like running, I can do a solid 5K now in about 30 minutes. But, it's time to push myself to the next level, and for me that's a 10K!
2. I have wanted to become a certified trainer for awhile now, and with the support of my own personal trainer think this is the year to do it. I can't wait to have my own clients and help them with there own fitness goals! I can't say enough about my own trainer, she is amazing, and I owe so much to her! Her no bullsh!t attitude is what I needed to kick my butt in gear! Now it's my turn to pass on the knowledge I have learned from her and maybe, just maybe, I can change a life or two!
3. My mom recently won an award for the work she does restoring old run down houses in a community that doesn't have the best reputation. Her focus isn't on the re-building of the houses, but more on re-building the community she lives in. She has made such a difference, and I want to do the same. I plan to volunteer more and join more organizations that I feel can really make a difference!
4. Lastly, I want to continue to be a good role model to my kids. Encourage them, love them, and be there for them for as long as I can be. And for me, that means taking care of myself, and getting them to understand how important it is to live a health active lifestyle!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
So a couple of weeks ago, I decided to start a journal. I have always wanted to start documenting my day, thought it would prove helpful, getting all the good, bad and ugly on paper, hoped it would clear my mind, get me ready for the new day.
Well I thought and thought about that strategy and realized, why would I want to document all that stuff? To go back and read about how much life frustrated me at times? To go back and reflect on things that made my angry? Doesn't make much sense, so I have taken a new approach, I DID start a journal, but instead of writing about everything in my day, I am writing about only the good in my day. Finding the positive in the negative. I have been working on it for about two weeks now, and I have to say, I feel great! Now I can go back and read about all the wonderful experiences that have either educated, motivated, or humbled me in some way. The things that make me truly happy!
I found this quote under the motivational section on this website, and it is my new motto!
"A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness." Meaning = Appreciate your life for what it is, without any more thought to what it is not. Remember that happiness is a state of mind, and not a destination that can ever be reached. The only thing that can “make” you happy is yourself.
So now if or when my kids read my journals they will see all the awesome, beautiful memories and experiences I had, and know that those happy memories and experiences steamed from the love and caring I received from my family and friends!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
So life has been a little crazy recently. I don't think my hubby or I have a single night free for the next 6 weeks!! It's all good though, I realize more and more how fast life goes by, and I am determined to make the most of mine. So yeah, I sometimes don't love getting up at 5am to get my butt to the gym, but darn it, I do feel great after a good workout! I sometimes don't want to go to work, but darn it, I am lucky to have such a good job so close to home. I sometimes don't love getting home until 7pm, but darn it, I do love teaching gym classes, and helping others reach there goals. I sometimes don't love driving my kids from place to place, but darn it, I do love how happy they are after a fun night at tball or brownies or whatever it is they are doing!
So yeah life is a bit crazy, busy, stressful, and a struggle sometimes, but at the end of the day, I realize it is all worth it! Life is short, and I don't want to miss anything!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday I accomplished something I never thought I would, I completed a triathlon! It was an indoor event:
15 minutes of swim ( I completed 18 laps)
15 minutes of bike (I biked 6.6 miles)
15 minutes of run (I ran 1.2 miles)
Not to bad considering I haven't swam laps since high school, and the last time I ran was last October!
So I keep asking myself, why did I sign up for this? Maybe it was the need to challenge myself, prove to myself I could do it. Maybe it was because I grew up watching my dad complete triathlon after triathlon, and wanted to make him proud and complete one myself. Maybe I just wanted to see what the fuss was about!
Either way, I did it! I completed a triathlon and in the process learned so much about myself and my father at the same time. I remember my father dragging me to his races, standing there, trying to be a supportive daughter, cheering him on, not realizing how remarkable he was for doing these races. After all, he made them look so easy. The truth is, my father was amazing. Not only did he do triathlons, but dozens of marathons and had the trophies to go along with them! He was a true athlete, and I finally get it. I look back and remember the endless hours he trained, the discipline he had and the winning attitude he had. He never gave up, and always tried improving himself. I used to resent my father for being so tough on me. Getting a complement from him was nearly impossible. He may have never given me the credit I was looking for, but I never gave him the credit he deserved either.
My father lost his life to cancer about 4 yeas ago, and even though he lost his fight with cancer, he won his fight with me. I now realize how important living an active lifestyle was to him and is to me now. I enjoy challenging myself, and I enjoy teaching my kids the benefits of exercise and healthy eating! I know that if my dad was still here with me, he WOULD be so proud of what I have become and what I have accomplished over the last 2 years! It may have taken me awhile to get to this point, but now that I am here I don't plan on going back! I will push forward only!
So, yes, I am a Triathete, just like my dad and it feels great!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I will Swim, Bike, Run, Love!!!
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