Monday, September 26, 2011

So, how'd I do??

Of the 5 goals I established last night, I accomplished 2 of them.  I ate three meals today with a snack.  Tomorrow I'll make the choices a little more healthy, but purpose to eat three times.  That has to be a goal for me because I don't always eat regularly which is not good.  The second goal is that I am blogging right now.

I didn't work out because I didn't get up this morning and I just left work - which means the gym is closed and it's too dark to be doing anything outside by myself.  Now I have to go work on my hair because if one more person tells me that my hair looks a mess, I may just break down and cry.  Night night!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

19 Day until Race Day

Can you believe it, I am less that 19 days away from my half marathon.  That is a grand total of 13.1 miles that will be filled with running, walking, sweat, noise, silence, thinking and ultimate victory.

Am I ready....HECK NO!!  Have I diligently prepared for this race...DOUBLE HECK NO!!!  Do I want to through in the towel and not do the race...HEAVENS YES!!!  But, I made a commitment to do full marathon, half marathon, 10k and a 5k.  I've done a few 5k's and one 10k to date.  I can't quit at this point, I just can't.

You know, we all have decisions and choices to make throughout the course of our life.  Either those decisions are going to be made based on how we "feel" or they will be made out of "focus" to really accomplish the goal.  For the past few months I felt like I lost my "mojo", but today I was really challenged in focusing my goals and being intentional in taking the necessary steps to accomplish those goals.  I have the plan, I have the resources to execute the plan, now it's time to just do the plan.  Sometimes we gotta do things that we don't want to do in order get to the place we wanna be.  Am I ready to do, but working the plan is necessary to avoid living a life filled with I "coulda, woulda, shoulda".

Tomorrow is a new day which will be filled with new choices, new obstacles and new challenges.  So that I'm prepared, my five goals for the week are:

1.  Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner & drink a gallon of water every day
2.  Run/Walk for one hour every day totaling at least 30 miles this week
3.  Ride my bike for at least 12 miles this week
4.  Core training 3 days this week for at least 45 minutes
5.  Blog my progress which creates accountability

Come back tomorrow to find out how Monday turned out!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September is officially here which means summer is over

September is officially here which means summer is over.  The time of vacation, resting and relaxing is done and it's time to hit the pavement and make moves as I have a half marathon race in less than 6 weeks.  I'm registered for the Baltimore Running Festival's (sponsored by Under Armour & Blue Cross Blue Shield) Half Marathon division.  I've known all year that I was going to do this race, but these last few months I have been SO unmotivated to do any physical activity.  Really, I've barely done anything.   Now granted, between work, preparing for Africa (yeah, I went to Africa on a missions trip for 19 days this summer) and just life, I've been busy.  But you know what I've been convicted about?  If I can make time for everyone else, why not make time to do something that's beneficial for me?  No really, if to no one else, I have to be a priority to me and as many times that you hear that and people "preach" that message, we have to get it for ourself.

September is officially here which means summer is over.  This summer I've learned that I'm really important.  My health is important.  My body is important.  My appearance is important.  My space and possessions are important.  Taking everyone else out of the equation - family (immediate, extended & distant), friends, co-workers, church members, etc. what and how I feel about Rochelle is something that I've evaluated and thought about and debated about and cried about and really lost sleep about.  Anybody who knows me knows that for the most part I'm a great talker.  But what I "say" and what I "do" have not been the same and I can't keep deliberately doing that.  We all stumble, we all sin, we all make mistakes, but at some point my yes has to be yes and no has to be no.  What does all of that mean because I feel like I'm kinda rambling. It means I'm important and I'm going to treat myself like that.  I can only love someone else as much as I love myself.  If I treat myself like trash, no matter how hard I try, I'm going to treat others like trash right?

September is officially here which means summer is over.  My summer has awakened something within me that has been dead for a long time and I'm excited about experiencing new and exciting things over the next few months as a result.  You can join me on this ride if you want too, but even if you don't, I'm not getting off!