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Monday, February 25, 2013

It seems like this word is popping up a lot for me.. just the other day I saw this quote

"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goals".

This really got me thinking, Have I taken my eyes off my goals? I know I have one huge goal which I have had since I started this journey and that was to lose weight, that was my only goal.. lose weight.. yes of course I wanted what went with it.. to feel good to be healthy to be able to walk up a flight of stairs with out huffing and puffing, to be able to go to a store and walk around with out pain.. to be able to get in and out of my car with out trouble.. well all that has happened..

Then I started to make more goals for my self.. fitness goals such as being able to ride my bike again, swim, walk 3 or more miles.. I use to run. but I am no longer a good runner.. I jog and I love it.. and each year my goal is to be able to jog a little longer each time which that has happen as well, I can walk for 5 miles I can ride my bike for 60 or more miles.. I am faster. too , I can swim 10+ laps..

I know I should not stop at goal setting just because I achieved these things and more I feel I need to keep up doing what I am doing to maintain these things I can do so I can keep doing them.

but what I am trying to say is the rest of my weight has not come off. I have done all these things to get the weight off and yes 100 came off my goal is to get the other 60 off. and it seems like there is an obstacle ... and that is ME...
The Obstacle I put up is that I am not setting new and higher goals.. I am not challenging my self everyday.. I am going along happy and content with what I have done and am doing .. don't get me wrong.. I am very proud of my self of what I have done.. but I know I can do more.. it is in me.. I did not lose sight of my goal.. I just let an obstacle block the view.. Well it is time to move it and put it back into view and set some higher and stronger goals to get to the main goal that I have set..

I am ready for this.. and the steps I need to take is:

LOVE.. Yes love.. I need to love my self more and have faith and courage in my self.. to keep going.. because I am my hugest obstacle.. and I am not going to let that be anymore

The old me was a huge obstacle for me.. and I am not going to let the new one be either.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NANHBH 3/1/2013 11:49AM

    Dang, Girlfriend,

This is such a profound blog! I can tell you speak from experience. Your journey has given you a lot of wisdom to share with others. Thanks for posting this blog. I needed to read this today. It is March 1, and I don't want to be my "hugest obstacle" anymore either! I'm getting out of my way - along with you.
Hey, if you are swimming 10 laps, riding 60 miles, and walking 5 miles you are totally ready to TRY a TRI! The very first triathlon that I did last summer, there was a lady who used a walker during the run portion of the race. She brought tears to my eyes - she had no obstacles. She certainly got out of her own way!
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LUCKYDOGFARM 2/26/2013 11:44PM

    Awesome insight MsAnita! You always have the words that I cannot think of. And I know that you can do all these things you set your sights on. You are a tough cookie, in the best of ways! GoGetEm!

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MAISIA 2/25/2013 8:39PM

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LORILEEPAGE 2/25/2013 7:06PM

    Recognizing the obstacles is a very important step to overcoming them! You have identified the problem very well! YOU CAN DO IT!

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LEANNROCKS 2/25/2013 6:28PM

    Yes Ma'am - every word! For me, it almost always comes down to tweaking my nutrition. My bane!

I am so proud that you can ride a bike 60 miles! Back in December, after we got our new bikes, I took DH on a 16 mile ride in the hills and he cried like a baby.

You are amazing!

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JANETRIS 2/25/2013 5:07PM

    Go Anita!! I 'm cheering in your corner!

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CHALLENGEME4 2/25/2013 4:25PM

    emoticon you said it you need to set more challenging goals to push yourself to the next level don't become complacent. Move out your own way!!!! emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 2/25/2013 3:07PM

    I can always count on your blogs to be thought provoking. In all of this we need to figure out who are we really, in order to achieve our ultimate goals and manage the obstacles to getting there.

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NUTRON3 2/25/2013 8:33AM

    You can do it

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