To set out to do something, anything, and then not be able to do it.
Whether it be weight loss or fitness related, business, school, a new skill, or even something as easy as fixing something that broke — our lawnmower recently died, and The Husband and I have exhausted our knowledge of small engines. We cannot get this darn thing to start! But that’s another story.
Bottom line: not being able to make something you want to happen happen sucks. There’s no two ways about it.
I have recently failed at a pretty big goal. It wasn’t something I blogged about or shared with many people. It was a personal professional goal (if that makes any sense) and I was confident I would achieve it.
I’d argue not achieving happens more than actually reaching goals. What’s that Michael Jordan quote?
I should have known. There’s a YouTube video for that…
I’ve come to learn failure is a necessary part of success in regards to anything you attempt to achieve.
Frankly, I feel like I’m always failing but that’s only because I’m always trying!
And trying is where the fun is, isn’t it?
Trying is where progress is made.
Trying is how change happens.
Trying is what builds confidence.
Trying is, in a way, the success.
So next time you’re down about not reaching a goal, give yourself a pat on the back for HAVING a goal.
Then set a new one and try again.
- 7:15 a.m. Post-workout Recover Shake (1 scoop)
- 9 a.m. Mulberries on our walk!
- 10 a.m. Apple Date bar from Aldi — another Larabar style they had. Glad I picked them up. They’ve been coming in handy with my busy mornings.
- 1 p.m. Baked beans, smoked turkey, sausage, and a piece of corn bread
- 6 p.m. Sriracha-Dressed Bacon Cheeseburger Salad <– #obsessed.
- 9 p.m. a glass of lemonade just ’cause.
- 6 a.m. Foam roll warm up
5 @ 33 lbs
5 @ 63 lbs
5 @ 83 lbs
5 @ 103 lbs
3 @ 113 lbs
5 @ 93 lbs
5 @ 93 lbs
5 @ 93 lbs
I did today’s workout as prescribed. In 12 minutes I did 234 reps of:
20 Alternating Dumbell Snatch @ 30 lbs
20 AB-mat Sit Ups
- 9 a.m. 2 mile walk to and from Evan’s school
- 5:30 p.m. 1 mile walk for #milstreak. I’m taking a break from running for until this weeks competition. My shins have been a little sore.