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Do What I Can Do!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Wow! By now I was supposed to have reached my goal. By now I was supposed to be in the "maintaining" phase. By now I was Not supposed to be here, in this rut. Right? Well, life doesn't care about your goals and your body doesn't care about what "yoU" think it is/was supposed to do.

Truth is that I've been injury prone since October 2011 & instead of taking ALL the time I need, I keep rushing back in only to have to sit out longer. So today I decided that I will simply "Do What I Can Do". No more, no less. No more pushing my self BEYOND my or my body's limits just to hit some random goal that I set on a calendar! No more beating myself up when/if I don't reach that goal.

From now on, I will simply do 1 mile if that's all my body is telling me to do. Even if it takes 18 minutes, when my ultimate goal is to do a 10 minute mile. From now on, I will simply do 1 set, if that is all I can do that day. I will even take 5lbs OFF the weight if need be. I've realized that the cost is FAR TOO GREAT-to my body and my soul; if I push myself too far, too hard, too fast.

So here's to me...doing what I can do....and Loving me NONE the less! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPOKENWORD 6/12/2012 12:10PM

    Well said! I agree!!!

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KNH771 3/8/2012 1:33PM

    Take care of yourself!

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TACONES 3/7/2012 9:04PM

    Sometimes, that is the best thing to do is just listen to our bodies.

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WOUBBIE 3/7/2012 8:39PM

    Wise words. I wish more people would take them to heart. It makes me wince to see quotes like "Pain is weakness leaving the body". Nope. It's just damage.

I want a t-shirt that says "I Do What I Can Do!"


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NEWME0519 3/7/2012 7:41PM

    Another day another opportunity to make healthier choices NOT to cause further damage!

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FITFABJENN 3/7/2012 7:38PM

    Kudos! "Do what I can do. No more. No less." I love that. It's your journey.

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