December 22, 2011

A small peeve vent:

This won't make much sense since I really don't post here often, so just go with it..
I've been eating right. I've been going to the gym. I've been working my arse off and I am crazy proud of myself for getting not only to my goal, but WAY past it in terms of weight. I've joined SO MANY fitness and motivational forums and websites, chatted and chatted again with trainers, etc.

The one thing they all say is " Give yourself an official goal! ( but make sure it's attainable)"

And to this I give the giant middle finger. That disclaimer? That "make sure it's attainable"? That right there is just an EXCUSE and permission to yourself to FAIL. To pussy foot around your responsibility to yourself to be the person you want to be, the person you deserve to be. A GOAL is something amazing and "perfect" to aim for. And I don't care WHO YOU ARE, if you want it and you CHANGE YOUR LIFE TO EARN IT then there isn't a goal out there that is unattainable. You pick yourself a GOAL.

It's the true finish line. It's the end of the journey from here to there. You don't make your goal something you're kind of sure you'll be able to do, what a puss move. If it's your GOAL, it's the end result you really WANT. It's not "go down two pant sizes" when in reality, you really need to go down five pant sizes. It isn't "lose twenty pounds" when you're seventy pounds overweight. When you set your GOAL, you pick what you REALLY want.

And THAT is what you aim for. And you don't stop working and working some more till you've gotten there.  Don't aim for what will just pacify you. Aim for what will make you wake up each and every morning just ecstatic to be alive, proud of who you are and proud of how you take care of yourself. Aim to open your closet and know that no matter what you pick you'll be comfortable, with no need to suck in or camouflage. THAT is the goal.  Not some pansy ass middle ground. Your goal should be amazing, not just satisfactory.
That is what makes it a GOAL.

Rant over. Also? I've set my goal, and I'm just stubborn enough to get there. Just you wait and see. 

1 comment:

rarejule said...!