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An Aha Moment

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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.
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    Aww, thank you for posting, too, Meg! :-)

    I think this is the PRIME TIME to start thinking about those other goals, too. 2013 has been a whirlwind year for me, and not necessarily in a good whirlwind way! It was pretty hellacious, with the only good thing being the health journey. I do NOT want to go into 2014 not having some goals!
    1560 days ago
    That's exactly how I look at it, too, Azaoza2! I guess being a student for MOST of my life, handling things like an exam comes naturally. I keep my food/exercise journal and I notice that when I plan my health-related things, they get DONE for the most part. Everything else... not so much, lately. Just in the short time I've been on this health journey, I can feel me changing from the inside out, and what I want, desire, need is changing, too, and I want to make sure I learn some BALANCE so that all those needs, wants, and desires get met, too!
    1560 days ago
  • MEG77ANN
    I am in the exact same place in my life. I could have posted the same thing.I have lost 75 pounds since july 15 and now am helping outhers with their fitness goals. Why I haven't applied this to the rest of my life leaves me dumbstruck. If I worked on all my dreams with the same drive that I have put into this I would be unstoppable and wake every day inspired. Time for me also to wake up and do the work. And yes Shonell- you have inspired me too. One of the things I look for on here everyday is you. emoticon my friend.
    1561 days ago
    emoticon I'm saying the same to myself. I consider tracking my food and doing my workout is like studding for an exam. You can't pass an exam without study. We have to work for it and we deserve a better life.
    1562 days ago
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