Exceed Your Limits!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Getting Back on that Horse!

So, it has been quite a while since my last post.  A myriad of health issues (nothing major) with my two children and then myself has caused my writing time to dwindle.  It also caused, for almost two weeks, my workout time to dwindle.  However, the workouts picked back up way before the writing.  So, to fill you in on what I learned, even though it took a long time to share it with you, I am finally back!

First, you are always going to have setbacks.  It is how you deal with those setbacks that defines your level of success.  Whether it be children, a large project at work, a planned vacation, or perhaps an unexpected need to travel, your routine will inevitably be disturbed.  The key is getting back to it!  I was proud this time around that my workouts faded for about a week and a half, but I got back to it. 

Second, you have to be willing to adjust your goals.  This admittedly has been the hardest part for me.  I am typically all or nothing - and so often end up with nothing.  I have had some health issues that have caused my goals to shift.  Nothing life threatening - but just enough to curtail my running and force me to either slow it down or walk.  That has been hardest for me - I was finally beginning to ALMOST like running.  And now I need to slow it down.  Honestly, it took about 4 or 5 days for me to just mentally get past that and get out there and walk - and walk really hard!  And, frankly, it is still challenging.

I may also need to forego a triathlon this year, and that really hit me hard.  Finally I felt like I was on the road to DO IT!!!  And, wham, now I may need to wait a year.  That was a big mental block for me.  But, I decided that in that year, I will develop healthy eating habits, become more physically fit, and strengthen my body to be ready to truly TRAIN and train HARD in about a year. 

So, the biggest lesson I have learned is be flexible - and flexible does NOT include giving up.

Now, let's get back to exceeding those Limits!

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