Goals are not just a list on a piece of paper

My Goals for 2010Yesterday was an amazing day. Got back the test results from my physical and everything was normal. All day I kept smiling and telling people (many who, frankly, couldn’t understand why I was sharing!). I wasted several minutes on Google searching for blood glucose charts so I could find my results and see the words “normal for non-diabetics” a few dozen times.

This morning I’m still floating on a cloud, grinning like a loon and humming my theme songs (Defying Gravity from Wicked, The Climb by Miley Cirus, Lose Yourself from Eminem, How do you like me now by Toby Keith and Feeling Good by Nina Simone).

It finally feels real. All this time, all the progress I’ve made, it wasn’t real to me. Not deep down. Deep down I was afraid that it was too late, that my blood sugar would never be normal again. And it would be all my fault. All those years of not exercising. Thousands of fast food meals. Gallons of ice cream. Buckets of soda. A mountain of french fries.

In a couple of hours I’m going to go and check in for my first triathlon. I don’t know if I’ll do another one yet, but I am going to enjoy every second of this one. I leave you to enjoy your Saturday with the words from my theme song:

Play sample: Miley Cyrus from The Climb:

The Climb lyrics
Songwriters: Alexander, J; Mabe, J;

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
“You’ll never reach it”

Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I’m not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah!

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody’s gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It’s all about, it’s all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith

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One thought on “Goals are not just a list on a piece of paper

  1. Karen,
    I know it is blazing hot there too so I am praying for your safety today. And just for you…and who you are, for what you have done and for what you are willing to do for others. I hope that today’s journey inspires you to even greater things….because if anyone is up to a challange & and uphill battle, it’s you! I so wish I was in ATL these days. Miss you!

    Thanks for the theme songs. Love The Climb-never heard before; I am a big Wicked fan so that is a favorite & of course Toby. I will have to go listen to the others.

    You are your own Live Strong person…keep doing what you’re doing.

    Love,
    Me

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