I don’t think I’ve ever put out there what I wish to accomplish with my lifestyle change. I know that I prefer to keep my failures to myself because I have an issue with people using them against me. I build a lot of walls around myself because I don’t like the feeling that almost always comes when I don’t. I’m not proud of this. I do make efforts to change it, but I’ve come to the realization that controlling myself is a lot easier than controlling someone else. It’s for this reason that my goals are very personal to me. If I never reach them, no one has to know.
After toying with this thought in my head, I’ve accepted that I have to open myself up a lot more. No one likes jadedness. I don’t like it in myself. I need to grow. I need to change. I must find strength and confidence within myself. It’s a tall order, but personal growth is so important. Once I change that, my goals won’t seem insurmountable. I look forward to these changes as they occur in the coming years. Now for that list…
Here they are, in no particular order:
- I want to be happy, healthy, and fit. I want to maintain a positive outlook on life and all it has to offer, including the lows. I want to be healthy so that I can handle everything, good or bad, as it comes. I want to be fit so that more doors open for me.
- Run a 5k. I don’t run–at all. I would say it’s because it’s still difficult at this point. Believe me, I’m working to change that. What I want is to complete a 5k and feel the high from that accomplishment. I don’t care how long it takes me–I just want to be able to say that I ran one. This would mean and prove so much to me.
- Rock climb. I’m terrified of heights, but there has always been something about rock climbing that intrigues me. Even if it’s just a wall, I want to climb (yes, figuratively and literally)! I want to stand up on that cliff, look down and see how far I’ve come.
- Push-ups and pull-ups. I’ll settle for one of each right now. I couldn’t do the pull-ups during those physical fitness tests (The President’s Challenge) in elementary and middle school. What a source of trauma those were. Geez! Regardless of the dark memories, I want to capture these two things that would elude me. You can’t even begin to imagine how great I’ll feel.
- Inspire. I want to succeed so there’s weight (no pun intended) to what I say because I want to help others find, develop, and maintain their fitness.
- Skip. I was a skipper as a child. I would skip everywhere. It got to the point that I annoyed my family. I don’t know when I lost the ability, but I did and I miss it. I want it back because I’m a skipper at heart.
- Develop a healthy relationship with food. I will explain this further in another post…someday. Let’s just say, for now, that how I interact with food is not the least bit healthy…in any sense.
- Truly believe in myself. I live with a massive cloud of doubt over my head. This cloud comes from me. I’m my biggest critic. I can be, and have been, very unkind to myself. I can believe in someone else rather easily, but that’s not the case for myself. I limit myself with this doubt and I have to change that.
- Get to onederland. This is the only goal I have that revolves around a number. I don’t like numbers when it comes to getting healthy, but this is my exception. There is so much history behind this goal that I’m not ready to share just yet, but I do expect to with time.
There they are. Actually, those are just a few of them, but for the sake of length, I won’t share them all right now. I would love to come back and check the ones I’ve accomplished off. It would be pretty amazing to do and see that. Anyway, these are my goals. What are yours? It’s only fair to share, right?
Well guys, it’s the weekend! I hope you all enjoy your last Saturday before the new year. Make it a good one, but stay safe!
Until next time,
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