Starting over and over and over. And over.

by lachicaruns on

Why can I stick to crazy-sounding goals but not seemingly easy ones?

I keep saying that I want to work on my core, but I don’t. Well, I certainly do it for a few days, but don’t follow through. I’m still running and walking, but that’s just not enough.

I also know I need to eat better, but continue to buy and eat donuts every Saturday morning.

Don’t get me started with my water consumption. It’s never even close to what it should be.

And, yet, I keep setting goals that I don’t stick to long term. But I do keep trying. Which, I guess, is what matters.

Well, at least I ran before I ate that donut this morning.

So here’s my gazillionth time committing to the same goals.

I’m going to focus on doing the yoga core body workout I found on Runner’s World magazine. The one that only takes 13 minutes. That I could literally do every day. Or at least a few times a week. Or a couple. Yeah, a couple.

As for food, I hope to get back to planning our meals so that I can pick better recipes in the first place. And I’ll start packing lunches again.

Water. Sigh. This is probably the hardest for me. I don’t drink nearly enough. Coffee doesn’t count, right? Hmmm. We even have a water cooler in the office. Any suggestions?

So here’s to trying to do better, even when I fall off the wagon. Because I can always try again. And again.

What do you struggle with? How do you stick to your goals? (You may have to click on “Continue Reading” to leave a comment.)

Written by: lachicaruns

My name is Gisgie. It’s pronounced geese (like the birds) and gee (like the letter). Now that we’ve met, I’m glad you’re here. I’m an injury-prone runner who manages to find reasons to keep coming back to the road despite ongoing challenges. Most recently, I’ve struggled with piriformis syndrome. I’m currently winning. Most days.

2 Comments

fairytales and fitness

O gosh, I feel like I could have wrote this! I don’t eat donuts but my downfall is candy! I also need to work on my core and do strength training!

Good luck with your goal!

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