Monday, July 1, 2013

Mantra Monday: It's Never Too Late!

It's Mantra Monday time. I try and do a mantra post on Twitter or Facebook every Monday, but this one I wanted to include on the blog because I think it applies to all of us.

Do you ever think "I want to be this" or "I wish I was that?" The "this" and "that" concept can be whatever your heart desires. There are a million things I always "wanted" to be, but I never really did anything about it. Sometimes it seems easier to act like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and click your heels together in hopes that you'll be become what it is you want. 
But what worked for Dorothy back in the day, doesn't work for most of us. We have to work a lot harder to achieve our goals. Whatever goal you want to meet or whatever wish you have for yourself, you can do it. 

It's never too late to begin a new training program if your goal is fitness related. It's never to late to make a change in your eating to work towards a healthy lifestyle. It's never to late to make a change on the home front if you're missing something in your life. 

To become what you might have been, you just have to start. One small step or one small change, will start your journey. You have to believe in yourself and know that you can do it. 
This quote from George Eliot resonates so loud and clear for me because where I'm at now I NEVER where I thought I would be. Me run? Ha, ha...that's funny. I'm the girl back in elementary school that could barely run the mile in P.E. Now I'm in the process of preparing to tackle 26.2 miles. I'm going to show up that girl from grade school.....the one that wanted to be able to run the mile like everyone else. It's never too late to become what you might have been. 

7 comments:

  1. Great job Ashley!!!Last week was week 4 of marathon training for me and it was an 8 mile walk for me. This week I go to double digits also with a 10 mile walk on Saturday. Have a great week. Patty

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    1. Thanks Patty! I also have 10 miles scheduled for Saturday. What marathon are you training for? Good luck!

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  2. That is awesome, Ashley! I use to make my own letters from home to get out of the mile in Jr high. I seriously think I only ran it a handful of times in 3 years.

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    1. You've got me cracking up about the letters. I wasn't that clever...LOL I used to hate when we had to do the mile and then pull ups too. Now look at us! :o)

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    2. :/ I still can't do a pull up. I'm working on that.

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  3. LOVE THIS! I can totally relate :)

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    1. Thanks Karen! It just makes things possible. With that one thought, the choices we can make in our life become endless.

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