Sunday, I posted my first week of December fitness minutes on Facebook.
A friend posted in response, "Brava! You keep me motivated too."
I replied to her, "Thanks, hon. Can't meet a goal without doing the work."
As soon as I wrote that response, I stopped... everything.
That Saturday night, I was on the phone with my bestie talking about goals and the importance of working to not tie so many emotions to goals because you often fall into the trap of letting your emotions overrule everything, to include completing a task and thus accomplishing a goal.
It wasn't a coincidence that the very next day, I would say these words.
In my health life, I have been QUICK to work in changing what I do so that I can become a healthier person, from working out to changing how and what I eat. I AM that statement - "Can't meet a goal without doing the work" - when it comes to health. I do the health/fitness work; therefore, I meet goals, like my first weight loss goal.
But in writing "Can't meet a goal without doing the work," I realized that I'm not fully doing this in other facets of my life... and I need to. There are plenty of goals I have for myself, and many of them go beyond the health and fitness realm, and if I want to meet and surpass those goals, well, there's something to do... THE WORK.
Hi, Work. I'm Shonell. Let's begin.