Friday, December 27, 2013

YOU CAN DO IT ......

YOU CAN DO IT .... that was my mantra this morning.  Today was hard .... it seemed a little harder than the other days.  2 days off with Christmas, not intentionally, but rather late nights, being tired and couldn't get up to go out.

I am back on track now.  As I walked this morning, I kept on telling myself YOU CAN DO IT.  So in my new shorts, that I brought at the boxing day sales, I went out walking.

Any challenge we present ourselves with in life is usually just that, a challenge.  Something that we do to stretch ourselves, to learn to grow, to become better within ourselves.

I was thinking over the past few days that it takes 21 days to create a habit and I figure that if I can just get that one day closer to the 21 days then this walking thing will become a habit.  I really don't want it to just become a habit though, I want to feel like I am achieving something and to have a sense of wellbeing within myself for doing that.

I am not competing against anyone else, I am merely doing this for myself.  I want to feel good inside, within myself for what I, as an individual am capable of achieving.  We all have it inside of ourselves to do great things.  Not all of us realise that.  Some of us remain mediocre, not because we want to, but just because maybe we never ever realised we had it inside of us to achieve something good or even great.

At first when I decided to do The Ride to Conquer Cancer I wasn't going to tell anyone.  I thought that I would just plod along training and work towards the ride.  I have been so encouraged by people's kind words that I have decided that I want to share my experience with others.  Someone said "you are inspiring me" .... and whilst I don't think that I am inspiring, it is nice to know that I am making a difference.  Thank you to those that are supporting me, I appreciate it more than you know.

Well for today at least I DID IT ... and I know THAT I CAN DO IT .....

1 comment:

happymumma said...

Rock it Aunty Leonie! You are more than capable. I am so happy for you that you are doing this for yourself - and I can't wait to see your happiness as the feeling of wellbeing grows. Can't wait to watch you cross the finish line in November. xo