Crawling Back Towards Your Goal: A Lesson In Resilience

A couple of weeks ago, I had a goal.  A great one.

Today, I feel like I’ve succeeded just by not having cookies for breakfast.

Real talk: It’s been that kind of week.

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What I really want to do is just forget the whole thing.  I want to forget the whole week happened.  But that’s not realistic. Neither is believing that eating cookies will, in the long run, make my aunt Chris come back to life, make those texts go away, make those emails come in, fix my hip, cure my night sweats or eliminate stress. I am a HUGE fan of personal responsibility.  So I decided to take my own advice.  And the crawl back to the start line begins with a quote I often tell myself and my clients:Photo Aug 08, 10 12 13 AMThere is a possibility that things are going to get better.  What goes up must come down, right?  I mean the week wasn’t a complete wash.  My children had a successful start to school this week, I made it through my second week of gymnastic classes and I have a wonderful work opportunity in the works.

Photo Aug 04, 8 52 01 PMPhoto Aug 05, 6 59 37 AMAnd other than the cookies and dark chocolate almond clusters, the only time I didn’t eat food I made at home was some juice and soup at the Juice Bar and a protein shake at work (pretty good for me!). I didn’t get much exercise this week other than my classes and gymnastics but I managed to still keep everything in order for the most part, get to bed on time and get up on time even with my husband out of town for the entire week in the midst of all this craziness.  What do I know about myself from all of this?

I’m no longer content with quitting.  Because quitting used to be part of my profile.  And now I have decided it’s not. Never again. I know what that feels like.

photo 4Resilient: (as defined by Google) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.

The goal line is a little farther a way after this week. But I can still see it.  My focus is a little  blurry but if I take a breath and settle down, I can still see the target.  That means I can still hit it.  And because I believe it, I know I can do it.

I’ve been pushed all over the place this week but I know my place.  My place is the at the finish line.  I’m on my way!!!!

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