I knew that I didn’t make my goal. My goal was to weigh 200 lbs or less at the beginning of the year. The purpose of this goal was because as I told myself after my second marathon, the one I wrote about here, “I ran my last marathon fat.”
Thankfully, most people forget when we post a New Year’s resolution. Whether we remember ourselves or not, we can always depend on Facebook to remind us just about the time we are going to make a new one of how miserably we failed on the one we made the year before. This year, I didn’t need Facebook to remind me.
Well, that didn’t turn out to be exactly true. Although I did improve, there is still much more room to go. Like “carryover minutes”, I’m carrying over my New Year’s resolution.
2018 has gotten off to an “icy” start, but it isn’t getting me distracted or frustrated about my goal. There is one thing I’ve realized through all of this that I continually go back to: I have to consistently make choices that, regardless of how difficult they are or how much sacrifice they require, take me to the goal I want to achieve.
I kept rationalizing small choices that would get me out of balance. I kept telling myself, “you’ll be able to work out enough so go ahead and have the big meal.” I was wrong. I was eating way too much and consuming foods that I knew were high in fat and not good for me.
Overall, I’m a decently healthy person, but I don’t want to be decently healthy. I want to be in the best health that I can be in all areas of life. I’ve made some great progress starting back in September when I started my new job. I’m going to continue this progress.
Yeah, so about that New Year’s Resolution in 2017, I’m still working on it. But, I’ll get there eventually.