"Obstacles are the things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal." - E. Joseph Crossman
Happy New Year, everyone! How is 2011 treating everybody so far?
I'm going to start my 2011 blogging year (not sure if that's a term, but I'm making it one) off with a confession. This fall and winter I went over 2 months without running once.
Yes, I had a minor injury that briefly sidelined me but after I was cleared to run it seemed like I spent another month running into brick walls. I won't get into the ugly details but let's just say December was a bad month for me.
I refused to start this year like that, so I was out the door early in the morning on New Year's Day, logging my first miles of the year. It was a hard run but it felt good, so I didn't mind.
I have definitely found my fair share of obstacles in the last few months and as a result I've totally lost sight of my goals. It took a terrible wake up call in the form of a pair of jeans that didn't want to button to even slightly disrupt my funk. I've pretty well gotten my eating under control again. That's a positive step. Unfortunately, I can't get myself motivated to move.
I don't believe in New Year's resolutions, so I won't make any. However, I do believe in having goals and I also believe we need to have expectations of how we are going to conduct our lives.
My overall goal (short and long term) is to live a healthy life. My health is my first concern. Do I want to lose weight? Of course. But the most important thing is for me to be active and healthy. I don't have the best genes working in my favor: Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, a whole host of autoimmune diseases. I don't want any of these. I don't want anyone in my family to have them. I expect myself to be an example to my loved ones of how to lead a healthy life.
I know WHAT my goal is, now I just need to keep my eye on it, rather than whatever I seem to think stands between me and that goal