One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


On Not Reaching Goals…

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It sucks.

Doesn’t it?

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 didn’t.

It happens.

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.


Food Journal

Activity Journal

  • 6 a.m. Foam roll warm up
    Power Jerk
    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.

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    June 10, 2015

    Wow, I can so relate to this. Yes it truly sucks. Today I have been feeling like a failure lately as I am working toward my goal but never seeming to getting to the crossing it off the list. Thanks for reminding me that trying is important & will lead to the change I want to make.


    June 11, 2015

    YES- the acknowledgement that it sucks AND that we fail more than we succeed and that’s a normal and healthy thing!


    June 11, 2015

    Love this.


    June 13, 2015

    Personality will factor into this. I think you like the excitement and variety of doing new things/ old things a new way, in and of itself. For me it has to be an iimprovement ultimately. If you plan a lifetime of lawn mowing, its good to learn minor repairs in general, even if you end up having to pay someone or buy a new one this time. And with cooking, I know that I will go through a few failures before I get the hang of a recipe, but then I’ll have years of making that dish. But I’m not going to take apart the lawn mower or attempt molecular gastronomy because those aren’t my wheel house.


    June 19, 2015

    Hi Ron! This post is just what I exactly need to lift up my spirit! I’ve been on my weight loss journey and I found out that my weight stuck! And I was really feeling depress about it because I wasn’t able to achieve my goal. But then when I read this post it got me thinking, “I’ve made it this far. Will I really let this failure ruin my entire weight loss journey? It’s not worth it.” So now I am lifting my heads again and continue achieving my goal! Thank you!