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Goals, Well Kinda

2 Jan

In my post on New Year’s Day I confessed to a lack of enthusiasm regarding all of the craziness around the holiday. Part of it is that I don’t really get the whole resolution thing because I am pretty consistently striving towards goals. If people really want to be better then why do they wait until one day a year?

So as a follow-up, I want to make it clear that just because I’m not into the whole New Year’s hoopla, doesn’t mean I don’t have goals, dreams, or ambitions. I’ve thought about doing a vision board for awhile and I used the excitement of the  new year to finally get one made. Funny enough, there were so many things that inspired me and I want to focus on that I ended up with two boards. One is focused more on my physical, active self and has images of yoga, running, and vegan eats. It also includes notes such as “fear nothing, celebrate women, and feel fabulous.” Feeling great includes the mind and body connection of course! 🙂

The other board focuses more on my career ambitions and financial goals. This is a huge focus of mine lately and I think it will continue throughout the year. I don’t do the resolution thing, but these goals would be what most resembles a resolution. For one, I’d like to focus on taking my career in new directions and two (here’s the biggie), 2012 will be the year I sell my house. It’s going to happen people! This isn’t to say I’ll move from Wilmington, but the time is coming to move on from this house. It was the house that my ex-husband and I built together. It’s too big for one person. And the biggest issue, the mortgage is simply too much on my salary. Above all though, I’m ready to be free from the trapped feeling that I get from being in this house. It’s time to be free and move on!

So there’s a general idea of things that are important to me and my goals. You’ll notice that I didn’t state specific goals such as run a half-marathon in under 2 hours. This is a goal I’ve had before, but as a true Gemini, I have multiple personalities. I tend to operate with ideas of goals, but in most cases, if I don’t accomplish them, then I’m okay with that. Goals change. Things that were important to me once, aren’t as important anymore. Why beat myself up for not accomplishing strict goals I’ve set for myself? I’m not sure this tactic would work for most people, but I tend to enjoy life this way and still manage to get things accomplished. I think that’s the trick; I’m not wandering aimlessly through life (even though it may appear this way at times). You gotta find what works for you!

Here’s to our goals, dreams, and ambitions!
Amy

Let’s chat: What  are some of your goals? Do you make resolutions? If so, what are they for 2012?

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Fighting

5 Sep

I’m currently waged in a battle against one hell of an enemy. The most frustrating part is that my current enemy is my biggest friend and allay in this world. My body is not happy with me and I’m not happy with it. Specifically, something in my hamstring or IT band region seems mighty pissed off.

My regular routine of running about 3 times a week and doing yoga nearly everyday is currently on hold. It’s been about a week of rest and I was hoping this would take care of the issue. No dice. Things were doing better and then today, things seem way worse.

The problem is I can’t quite figure out what is wrong so I have no idea how to fix it. That’s why I was hoping rest for a week would take care of it. My main problem is pain towards the back of my knee and in my butt region. It’s almost as if whatever connects those areas down my hamstring is the issue. I can’t seem to figure it out. The bigger issue, however, is not my physical health but my mental health. I’m going insane.

I’ve always said that running is my cheap therapy. It gives me time to myself where I’m accomplishing something just for me with nothing to worry about except putting one foot in front of the other. The recent addition of a steady yoga practice has done amazing things for me mentally as well. I’ve found a new sense of calm that I didn’t know I had. Without the ability to run or practice yoga, my mind is struggling to maintain it’s sense of peace.

I’ve tried occupying my time in other ways but nothing brings me the happiness and sense of fulfillment that exercising does. I’m having a hard time understanding how anyone can live happily without working out. I believe everything happens for a reason so perhaps this time is meant for me to find other ways to maintain my health both physically and mentally without the benefits of exercise. This may be the case but I am not happy about it. I’m definitely fighting, but my body is winning.

Love and running,
Amy
Let’s chat: What do you do when you’re forced to take a break from exercise? How do you occupy your time and keep yourself healthy?