Wednesday, March 28, 2012
All about the celebrations
Of course the encouragement doesn't just happen during the meetings. I've made some fabulous friends that I email/text with on a regular basis between meetings (I'm talking about you, Jen!) for not only encouragement but also the occasional (read: more often than we care to admit) blunder. For me it was my Arizona iced tea miscalculation. For Jen it was all about milk. That series of text messages still makes me laugh. Anyway... my point is that there are lots of ways to be encouraged and motivated to keep pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
One of the ways we (Jen and I) are doing that is by training to run a 5K. We're signed up to run the Egg Shell Shuffle in Schaumburg on April 7. We've already been devising our strategy since we will not be fully trained to run a 5K so we're planning on running intervals. We've been texting an emailing each other to check on progress and it really helps keep me on track. I know I have certain fitness goals for myself but having to be accountable to another person makes me less likely to blow off a training run for something else.
So who encourages you? Who makes you accountable to eat well or be active? If you want me to start texting you to make you accountable I will!!
PS - Congrats to Jen, Tashuna, Melany and Diane (celebrated being at GOAL for one year!). You guys continue to inspire me and I can't think of a better group to be in.