When the alarm goes off in the morning, my eyes slowly come open and I don't always readily jump out of bed.... I hit snooze, hoping for just another few mins of sleep. Sometimes I have to gently encourage my legs to swing out and hit the floor. I lull myself into a false sense of security for one moment and then off goes the alarm again. This time I am not so gentle with myself, I firmly say to myself ... "Right, that's it, get those feet on the floor and get moving".
As I dress in my shorts and t-shirt and with runners on my feet...... I put one foot in front of the other. I open the front door and check the weather outside, just for one brief moment. "That's it, get going", says my inner voice.
So I step out through the front door and I move off. Once I get going and start off down the street, it really isn't so bad. As I move further along the street I feel a sense of purpose. That purpose at this moment is for me to lose weight, become healthier and to get fit. I want to be fit to ride that bike on the 29th and 30th of November this year. It is my dream right now to achieve this goal. I have no doubt that I will achieve my goal, rise to meeting the challenge that I have set myself.
If you are reading my blog now and you have a dream or a goal that you would like to achieve, then go for it, do it. Don't let anybody steal your dream. I am just an ordinary person, like everybody else, I am no one special, and if I can do it, then you can to.
It is not easy to do this, but as the mantra I have adopted says, I can do this, achieve this goal, one small step at a time and one day at a time.