Friday, September 19, 2008

When was the last time you set a goal? I triple-dog-dare you to make one right now....

A real honest to goodness goal. The kind that takes a while and a lot of sacrifice.

A few months ago I would have said that the last time I set a goal was .........a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Back when I was a young woman working on my Personal Progress (do they even do that anymore in YW? I've been in Primary and Music callings for so long that I would not know.)

Tomorrow is the end of a goal I set back in June. Thirteen weeks worth of work. I started out as a couch potato, running 2 minutes and walking 2 minutes and wondering how I would survive. Now I am a runner who can run a 5K in 35 minutes. Which is a good thing because tomorrow I have to run a 5K in 35 minutes or less.

I've lost 3 pant sizes and 1 shirt size. I've lost 5 lbs (which doesn't make sense to me either, but hey, I look better). I now look forward to exercise - never saw that one coming! I feel so much better about myself. I've made some really good girlfriends. My confidence has grown.

I'm appreciating this goal-making much more than I ever did as a YW. I'm thinking the RS should start a program of writing down goals. I'll get through my race tomorrow and return and report. Then I will spend some of my Sabbath making new goals.

Do you have goals?


Robyn said...

I am so happy for you! Good luck tomorrow, but you don't really need it. You have training, and practice in your quiver so you'll do great.

I am thinking about your goals. I may have to give it a try and set a few. The running is very appealing to me.

Dogmama13 said...

Carrie, You ROCK!

Haley said...

Good luck tomorrow! I've been thinking about you. I'm excited to see your new figure :)!

Spice Girl said...

So so proud of you!

And yes, I have goals and I would bet that you already know what they are!