Memorial Day was a week and half ago and I’ve run every. single. day. since! Honestly, I can’t believe it. Well, I can. I’m actually DOING it but you know what I mean. I’ve been wanting to run more for months but just, well, wasn’t.
Then I saw the challenge and decided to commit. It’s so funny how little things like that can be just nudge you need to get started.
Although, it’s the finishing that’s the hard part, isn’ it? Or rather the continuing.
I have a long history of starting things and not finishing, but somewhere along the line I’ve gotten better at it, more committed. I take on challenges with enthusiasm and actually maintain that enthusiasm for more than a day. I know, it’s a miracle right? This is coming from the same girl who would get all gung-ho about a new diet plan only to fail/cheat/give up on said new plan within a day, if not hours.
I think my new ability to commit really comes down to practice. The small goals I reached, the more confident I got, the more goals I’d set. It’s cycle that once started can lead to amazing things
For me it all began *cue cheesy flashback music and fade out* by committing to weekly Weight Watchers meetings in 2005, which led to food journaling, which led to walking more, which led to taking regular classes at the gym, which led to signing up for my first 5k, which led to the marathon, which led to the Tough Mudders, which led to …
You get the point.
I started small. Even with this blog, my goal was to simply post once a week and now look at me! I’m not only here almost daily, I’m on GreenLiteBites a few times a week, and TheUnworldlyTravelers a few times a month!
I truly believe it’s the commitment that matters. It doesn’t matter if that commitment is something simple like ditching the diet soda. If you take it seriously it can be the first domino to topple and start an avalanche of positive changes.
We have to stop giving up on ourselves and start making SMALL changes because they really do add up to BIG things.
WOW, I have no idea where all that came from. I was literally staring at my computer wondering what I would write tonight. I really just wanted to share my latest #RWRunStreak because I was all proud of myself for not letting the rain or a busy day stop me.
Then I remembered I recorded a running video in Toronto that I totally forgot to share …
Which makes me even prouder of my current run streak because 4 out of the 11 days so far I was traveling! My biggest challenge will be FitBloggin’, of course, but I’m determined to make it to July 4 with at least a mile a day. If anyone is going to FitBloggin’ you better keep me honest. I may need a shove out the hotel door. :)