I’ve been thinking about it for a while. It’s time to recommit.
It was exactly this time three years ago that I decided to make a major change in my life.
I am a firm believer in the ebb and flow of life. How we feel about ourselves can’t be perfect 100% of the time just because it can’t be. I’m human and I do not obsess over every pound and every calorie, but I do need to pay attention to how I feel. How did I feel in those photos on the left? Weak, ugly, out of control, and generally horrible about myself. I hated looking at myself in pictures or in the mirror. How do I feel when I’m healthy? I feel strong, in control, confident and happy with how I look and how I feel.
It’s time for me to step it up.
Am I eating foods that are fuel for my body? Or am I eating (and drinking) junk with no nutritional value?
Am I going through the motions of my marathon training… just getting my miles in? Or am I really, really giving it as much as I possibly can? Can I be training harder?
Shouldn’t I be treating my body like a temple, because I know that in the coming months I am going to be pushing it to the limit?
Sometimes I think about all the things I could do if I had enough time and energy (physically, professionally, for other people etc). I get lost in it sometimes because there are so many things I want to accomplish. But it comes down to the basics: I need to put myself first right now. Feed my body with the fuel it needs; train hard because I’m lucky that I am physically able to run, and I have a chance to finish what I started in Boston in April.
Sometimes I just think about what I was lucky enough to survive last April, and conclude, what can’t I do?
I know I can do better. Here’s to giving it 110%.
Happy New Year.