Everybody has a goal. What’s your goal? My goal is to get back to the gym.
Continuing the good news of 2014, the sports injury that had me sidelined for all of 2013 is healing and my doctor has released me from the bench. Sigh of relief! With a “woo-to-the-hoo” sprinkled on top for good measure.
Back in 2012, I was the girl who never missed a workout. I got my touschie to the gym four times a week, easy peasy. I craved going. Every time, I was able to do a little bit more and frankly, I was putting my high school self to shame. I went and left feeling healthy. Feeling strong. Feeling proud. Most of all, I left feeling relaxed (well, hello, 2014 New Year’s Resolution)!
And then sports injury.
Despite being released from the bench, I’m no where near as fit as I was. I don’t have the distance, endurance or strength. If I’m being honest, I’m frustrated. It’s going to be a very long road back. And I’m going to have to be very good at listening to my body and slowing down when it tells me to.
So while my doctor has granted me permission to begin the process of getting back in the game, my motivation is nowhere to be found. I think my best choice at this point is “fake it until I make it.” Silly as it may seem, more often than not, “faking it until I make it” often gets me started down great roads.
I came up with a very simple plan. I’m going to go to the gym, three times a week for thirty minutes. I already scheduled gym appointments in my calendar that I’m simply going to keep. Every time I keep my appointment and go to the gym, I’m going to tweet that I went and sign the tweet with the hashtag #goalgetit. I’m going after my goal. And I’m going to “goal” get it.
Nothing would make me happier than if others would join in on the #goalgetit hashtag. For any goal you have. My thinking is that if we all notice others working towards whatever goal they may have, it will motivate me (or you) to work towards my (your) goal, too. Thus, we can all work together to motivate each other. Because it’s more fun to achieve your goal with friends by your side!
I’m going to #goalgetit! I hope you’ll join me on any goal you have (gym-related or otherwise). You can follow along with me on Twitter here.
And you? What goals are you going after this New Year?
Wishing you a 2014 filled with #goalgetit’s!
Until next time!
Postscript 1: I had written this post ahead of the New Year beginning and on New Year’s day, as I was sitting on the couch trying to convince myself to “get my touschie to the gym,” I saw Eileen instagram this. It was the a-ha I needed. It reminded me I wanted to go the gym and it wasn’t a guilt thing. Thank you, Eileen. Off I went. #goalgetit
Postscript 2: Friday usually has a Smile List, but I wanted to get this post up and get after my goal, instead. My hope is that getting a start in the gym this weekend will make me smile big. As to the Smile List, it will be back next week and I’ll double up on the link goodness! Happy weekending everyone! I hope you #goalgetit this weekend! xoxo