I have had this dream of completing the Boston Marathon for a few years. Problem is that I can barely jog for a full minute, much less run for over three (forget four) hours. While I have slowly and intermittently been adding exercise into my life, at the rate I'm actually going, I might be in my eighties by the time I'm ready to attempt a Boston Qualifier.
I'm not a huge drinker, but my brother likes a beer or two now and again. I've lived here for three years and he hasn't come to visit yet. When he does, I'm gonna show him what he's missed. He'll love going to Cheers.
At work I end up having time to read, and I would love to compare notes with the others who have had this goal in the past and will continue on this year.
I have no idea why I am driven to this. I have never been fit, never been athletic, never been able to run. But I do want to do it.
I want to be better in touch with those people who mean a lot to me. Getting a letter or postcard in the mail tells you that you're important to the person who sent it, and that's what I want to give to others.
There are things that when I'm really busy I want to do but am too busy to do them. Then when I'm free to do them, I have too much time and let boring nothings take up my time. After all, there's still time later to accomplish it, right?
Each day for the 21 Day Challenge, my goal is to do a minimum of 20 minutes of exercising. Real, conscious exercising that makes me sweat, gets me moving, and at the very least, takes my breath away.
I'm not a particularly unhealthy person. I thank God often that I am able to say "No thanks" to extra servings of delicious food (even dessert!) when I'm satisfied. Other than shopping, however, I never have particular needs to leave the house. I want to improve my body and mind. Stretch my legs, get some fresh air, maybe meet some people... I want to move.
Not only will it increase my confidence, but it will get me out of the house and meeting people. It'll also improve my communication and speaking skills.
I find Psychology interesting, and though I'm not passionate about anything, this is the closest I come. I find Neuropsych really really cool, and (I think) want to have a career in it.
Increasing my confidence will help me increase my happiness, and I will be in a mental position in which I will allow myself to do things that are outside my comfort zone, and will allow myself to fail. If I can't let myself fail, I'm not allowing myself to grow.