Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Full of hope...
"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”
~ General George S. Patton
I was on Facebook this morning (yes...I am a FB junkie) and found this quote listed under one of my friends. How profound.
If you read my last post, you might be wondering what my plans are for the next 5 months. Some of you even commented (I love comments...I really really do!!!) In the last 24 hours, I put the goals and plans on paper and took action.
1. I had a chat with my parents and explained to them that Ironman is an important goal for me. Whether they supported me or not, my plan is to continue to train and complete the event. My parents brought up the fact that I have EIA (Exercise Induced Asthma)...and I countered with a list of Olympic and Professional athletes with the very same thing. They brought up that I use to have stress fractures in my feet. I informed them I had an MRI and a bone density scan less than a year ago that showed I had some arthritis but that was all...no fractures. They kept coming up with all these excuses...and I kept explaining that I was tired of excuses....I wanted action. With or without their support, I plan to move forward.
2. I got a new nutrition program and informed the nutritionist that she needed to PUSH ME. She needs to hound me on a regular basis to keep me on track. I don't know about you, but one of the hardest things to admit about yourself is your shortcomings. One of mine is consistancy. I need help in this area and hopefully this woman will help me and keep me on the right path. I KNOW its not going to be perfect...I have to keep reminding myself that if I stumble, I can't keep stumbling...that I have to correct it and get back on the right path of good nutrition.
3. Hector and I agreed to 2 workouts a week with one of the workouts being 2 hours. I explained, again, that I needed accountability. I have a hard time doing ALL the workouts alone. I need help!! He agreed and we have a plan.
The next months are going to be hard ones but Im ready. One of the hardest things to do is love yourself along with loving the others in your life. It took me this long to figure out that I haven't been loving and taking care of myself...its time to start.