Monday, June 20, 2016

Goal Setting

June 20, 2016

People bitch. All of us do it. I know for sure that I do... its kind of in our nature to complain about things. Its something that I actually consciously try to work on... no one wants to listen to someone complain, especially about something they have control over.

I have a friend who is super positive. Seriously, she motivates me to be more positive about everything when I talk to her. Its refreshing (and a great reminder) when you have someone in your life like that, to take a step back and really look at things in your life and stop the bitching unless its really something worth bitching over. You know. Even when the going gets rough for her and it seems like all the chips are down and nothing really else can go "wrong" she still says, after telling the whole story, "but, hey, you know, it could be worse. I really have nothing to complain about." Its inspiring. It really makes me think about the things in my life that I waste time bitching about. When really, it could be worse... WAY worse.

Whats its all about it taking control. The things in life that you have control of, if you dont like them, quit the bitching and take control. Do you have a dream? What will really make you happy. Any goal is achievable if you are willing to put the work in to make it happen. Are you "stuck" doing something you hate? Change it... figure out the steps that you need to take to do what will make you happy. Do it. Make it happen. If its a long term thing... what are the things you can do in the mean time to make it better. Make changes, look at things in a different light. You are in control... be happy.

I have always been a goal setter. Its important to do so. Its so unbelievable important to me that I teach my son to be a goal setter. I want him to reach for every imaginable star out there... as far as he possibly can. I want him to be and do anything he wants. I want him to work hard and know that any goal he sets for himself is possible... even if, right now, its how high he can stack blocks... or climbing up onto the chair without help. The look on his face of how proud he is when he gets 5 blocks high or when he finally sits on his bum on the chair... its priceless. #goalachieved.

These two individuals, my son and my friend, are inspiring me... right now. I am going to take a long hard look at a few things in my life and really make the changes necessary to be happy, set and achieve goals and take control. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made to do these things, but in the long run... totally worth it.

My physical fitness and health has always been super important. Over the last few months, I have started to regain control of my body... Im finally done breastfeeding (yay, 14 months... passed my goal of 6 months by a LONG shot). I am really working on honing in on my nutrition and regaining confidence in my body. Yes, I realize what my body just did... but its time to take it back. If I expect my body to be able to ever do that again... I want to treat it with respect, not take it for granted and frankly, I just want to feel better naked.

Along with this is my quest to regain my strength AND get back my muscle up. This morning my "quest" began. I set a goal, I have a plan... and I WILL get that muscle up back. I can expect it to come without work and I know its not going to be easy, but I am ready and willing to put in the work to make it happen! Hope you dont mind coming along for the ride... that is... if anyone still reads this thing...