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2010 goals revisited

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Browsing through today's blogs reminded me that, indeed, a quarter of the year is almost done. So what do I have to show for it?

I'm achieving my first goal of being a runner. I'm there, not that it's an end in itself. The whole point is that it's a path to health and joy. I've finished the couch to 5k program, I'm half-way through a group training session, and I've signed up for a half-marathon training session starting in May. I've run a couple of 5k races, and let my dog Sophie yank me through the K-9 fun run last Sunday. I've started to enjoy the running, and I make certain I can schedule my running time no matter what else is going on. I actually had to force myself NOT to run yesterday - I wanted to get out there, but I knew I needed the rest day. Now THAT's funny!

I'm making some progress on the goal of simplifying. This one's not so easy for me. There's the physical decluttering and then there's the emotional decluttering. I've started throwing things out that I haven't used in years. I'm getting rid of "stuff". There's still a lot of the physical stuff left, but I'm taking it a day at a time.

I decided in January to end a relationship that was dragging me down. As painful as that was, it feels as though I'm lighter. I took the final step with that last weekend. I had hidden my Facebook status, not wanting to inflict pain on the SO at the time by alerting all our acquaintances to the end of the relationship. I hid the status, but didn't change it. Behind the scenes I was still 'in a relationship'. Right, who am I kidding? I let go of that last weekend, changed it to single. Now what's funny about that is that unbeknownst to me, FB once again had reset all of my preferences, so it announced my change of status to the world. So much for discretion. Yes, I definitely got rid of some clutter.

My goal of becoming fierce? No time for that today - that deserves its own blog.
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    I'd say you've done very well with your 2010 goals.
    3993 days ago
  • DEE797
    You are doing well. Glad things are working out for you. Decluttering the stuff whether physical or emotional will help you on your way to being FIERCE! emoticon
    3994 days ago
    emoticon You go girl!
    3994 days ago
    I think you have made incredible strides already this year. Way to go!
    3994 days ago
    I love that you revisted your beginning of the year goals! I need to do that... maybe in another month I will :-)
    3994 days ago
  • no profile photo CHOCMOM
    emoticon You are well on your way to becoming Fierce!!!! I think it is your middle name!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3994 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Well, as SP says, it's all interconnected. Decluttering will help you become fierce! Maybe when we get a little sunshine again around here I'll feel motivated to declutter again too . . .
    3995 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the effect of the ending of an unsatisfying relationship. You paint a positive result and show that there will be painful challenges other than food and exercise in reaching the goal of a healthier life. Thanks for sharing.
    3995 days ago
    I admire you sooooo much! and I miss chatting with you on a team page.....I'll try to get to within 5 lbs of my goal so we can be on the same page - unless you'd like to gain 80 lbs!
    3995 days ago
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