So my husband is a crazy goal setter, where as for me- lets just say I dont set goals cause that just means I verbalized that I am going to fail at something. Michael kept encouraging me to set a small goal, tiny- but to set one that I could work towards and be proud of myself for accomplishing. So I set one goal- run a 5k in 2013.
I have been walking with a neighbor for many months so I asked her if she thought we could do a 5k ever. Of course she said lets go for it! Thus began our couch to 5k training sessions of which we were huge slackers but managed to make it out a few nights a week after the babies were in bed to jog around the block a few times.
This saturday was the run we picked out to do. Of course Friday morning little man woke up sick as a dog with the stomach bug. The doctors informed me it would probably last several days and everyone in the house would probably come down with it in the next day or two. NOOOOO. By late afternoon he was not getting sick anymore, but still acting puny. We almost cancelled running but I really wanted to do it bad. They both slept solid through the night so on to the race I went determined to complete the race. And we did it!!! Michael brought both sweet babies out to cheer me on and in a little under 31 minutes we crossed the finish line! WAHOOOO
I laughed at myself because a 5k is really not that big of a deal- but to me it was a huge breakthrough. I did it. Accomplished a goal I set out to achieve. I read this quote today and it really hit home.
"I've found that before any great accomplishment is achieved in reality, its believed in the heart." John Maxwell.
I realized thats why it really meant so much. I chose to believe that I could do it. I removed all those crazy excuses I have had for so long and did it. I would challenge you to do something- anything- that you have wanted to do. Even if its tiny, seems insignificant but it would be huge for you. DO IT! Tell someone you love and have them keep you accountable and go for it!!