Mini-Goals - Today was the day




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fatferretfanatic
04-06-2011, 11:19 AM
Since the seventh of last month, I have been on my weight loss journey. I have lost 16 pounds so far, and though I am happy about that, I have come to brag about completing my first athletic goal. My first goal was to be able to run to this little grocery store about a mile and half round trip. My first day, a little after I started my journey, I couldn't even run to the BOTTOM of a hill. Today, I type as I am sweaty from completing the task in a tiny bit under a month. I have been going out to run outside every other day, and run/walking on my treadmill every single day for the past month. I have exercised, ate well, and not binged once. I did it, guys. I did it. My next goal is to run to the next place up the road, a gas station about four miles round trip. I realise this goal will probably take a bit longer than this one, but damn it, it's just little by little. Every day is a new day, and another chance to go at least one step farther. Thanks for listening guys, it is a huge deal to me. My mother wants me to attempt to run a marathon with her and my father year from now. So, that's the big picture athletic goal, after a large series of little goals. After doing even the little that I have, I think maybe I could accomplish it. After all, I am living life on my terms now.


ShanIAm
04-06-2011, 11:38 AM
Every day is a new day, and another chance to go at least one step farther.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! :D

Congratulations on completing that run!! That is wonderful and I love that you chose a goal and stuck to it!

fatferretfanatic
04-06-2011, 11:47 AM
Thank you, ShanIam. I seriously am so happy, so proud. I almost cheered at the top of my lungs when I ran up to the house. I was pretty out of breath though. :D


Ishisnowcone
04-06-2011, 12:09 PM
That is awesome :) Congrats! I want to be a runner too, it's such an awesome, attainable goal! Im doing the couch to 5k program. I like that you wanted to cheer for yourself, I totally clap for myself at the gym all the time lol!

annie175
04-06-2011, 12:12 PM
Rock On!!

fatferretfanatic
04-06-2011, 12:55 PM
That is awesome :) Congrats! I want to be a runner too, it's such an awesome, attainable goal! Im doing the couch to 5k program. I like that you wanted to cheer for yourself, I totally clap for myself at the gym all the time lol!

And you should; if it is one person who should be your cheerleader, it's you!

Thanks, Annie!

niafabo
04-06-2011, 03:01 PM
Way to go! I'm glad you found an exercise that you love. It makes things so much easier to stick to in the long term. I wish I could say I love running I always joke if a ravage animal was chasing after me I would end up giving up and trying to fight it with my bare hands. lol.

fatferretfanatic
04-06-2011, 06:26 PM
I wouldn't say that I love it, but I would say that I definitely like it a ton more than I thought I would. I have just been taking it slow, so that I don't overdo it and then forever associate it with unbearable pain. When I was around 190, I used to run with my mom and dad. I went from 1.5 miles to 5 in one day, and was in immense pain. My parents thought since I could do it, I should be doing it everyday, and I am the kind of person who really wants to please. This time, I am doing it on my terms at a rate that is better each time but more comfy for me. It appeals to me mostly, because I don't need any equipment; just my legs, the outside, and the will to get more physically fit.

Nola Celeste
04-06-2011, 08:55 PM
Congratulations! :cheer:

It's amazing the speed with which you achieved that first goal; I'm sure the second one down the road will happen for you quickly as well. You are awesome, and you've helped remind me that it's time I took a break from working and got on my bike for a different kind of work. So thank you for that! :)

fatferretfanatic
04-06-2011, 11:57 PM
You're totally welcome. I love bike riding! My hubby has a few bikes he wants to fix up for us!

xty
04-07-2011, 01:26 AM
Congrats :)