NaBloPoMo – Nov 6th

Day 6: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Simple. WILLPOWER.

I have the attention span of a gnat. I’m completely serious when I say I have ADHD coupled with ADD. I was on Ritalin for most of my childhood (of course when you have family that diagnoses every damn thing, you’re bound to have something wrong with you…). I have zero willpower. You bring cookies into the house, I’ll eat them. And be sad when they’re gone. I wanted to train for the Half Marathon. I trained until I got bored. I still ran it and finished it within my goal but the training along the way – BORING.

I never had a role model of someone who finished what they started. Up until this Half Marathon, I didn’t finish what I started. I could rant for days about Mommy and Daddy issues and whose fault it really is but, in reality, it’s *MY* job to finish what I want. And I want the willpower to do that.

This past January, I made a commitment to lose weight. Well shit, everyone promises that. That’s the #1 New Year’s Resolution. And as of Feb 15, all the “resolutionists” (as I call them) have left the gym, not to return until the next January. Then I decided, I didn’t want to make a year long resolution. I wanted to make monthly resolutions. But I stopped. Although I can’t blame that on willpower, that was because my February resolution consumed me.

I started running. I said “for the next 8 weeks, I’m going to complete the Couch To 5K program” and I did so on the treadmill. It took a little longer than 8 weeks because I took some time off but then I decided, I want to run an official 5K. So I did (Mariner’s Mother’s Day 5K). And it took off from there.

Now I want the willpower to continue to lose weight and continue to be motivated to run. I want to start setting new records for myself. I want my daughter to grow up, seeing someone who finishes what they start. And I WILL make sure that happens.

Right after I eat some oreos.

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  1. I hear you with the cookies — it’s a problem 😉 But way to push through and finish what you start!

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