Two weeks ago now, my PT reminded me that I needed to set some new goals. I almost laughed as we went through my old ones – in a good way of course. The ‘gain enough confidence to attend group classes’ and ‘go to the gym 3 – 4 times a week’ which seemed like such a big stretch just a few months away seems like a lifetime ago. Which is a great thing. I’m proud of the determination, the commitment and follow through action that I have somehow managed.
One thing that has carried me through- especially on the days where it sucked and I was having a little girl tantrum of ‘not wanting to go to the gym because I DONT FEEL LIKE IT!!’ is this: I am not controlled by my emotions. I don’t brush my teeth or make myself presentable because I feel like it. I do it, because it is simply what I do. My exercise is not something I always feel like doing, but I do it, because it is what I do. Commitment isn’t about a feeling, it is about a decision. A decision that I made to continually be a better version of myself and who I was yesterday.
So. My winter goals – and even saying that is weird, because I have not ever, ever, ever exercised through winter before. So, this whole thing is new and fresh and exciting. Anyway, my winter goals:
Some of those look a bit hairy, all of them are definitely a big stretch!! But then, isn’t that what setting goals is all about – hitting milestones you may never have thought possible? All that dream, believe, achieve with a lot of sweat and hard work stuff? With some planning? Here is the how: plan, use your satur-self-day to plan your week ahead; keep being consistent with the gym and your food; PT is already booked in, check; stay focused; ignore the cold; buy new skins.
Check in: one month, just as the shock of the cold, especially in the morning starts to hit.