The Secret of Getting Ahead…

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.”
― Mark Twain

I looked over all of the goals I have set for the next five years and the one that pops out first is: to become a runner. If I am to do this I need to do my research online. I have a background in Kinesiology so I’ll be able to decifer the good/true info from the bad. Let’s start researching…

Right away I’ve found an 8 Week Training Program and activated my Runner’s World account. This is so exciting. Now I will receive information on beginner training tips to support me in this journey. I am so grateful that I took the time to ponder on this because the answers are there if you just take the time to think about it. Yipee!!!

Okay, at 11am after my appointment I will go to Mill Lake to do my first running session. I need my Polar watch, runners, comfortable clothes, water, sunglasses or a hat and I need to eat something now so I have the energy to run. I will run for 1 minute and walk for 2 minutes and repeat this 10 times today. I feel so motivated and excited about this.

A few hours later…
I did it. I learned today in my appointment with TL that if I visualize my end goal while I’m working on my goal – during my run – I will be much more likely to be successful. So while I ran I imagined seeing MB again and her family and this kept me motivated. I also learned about linking lower goals to higher goals and how to avoid this. When I run I do it to lose weight and to be healthier not to increase my self-worth. My self-worth is innate and I need to feel this regardless.

Let’s figure this out…

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ernest Hemingway

I’ve been thinking about recording my thoughts and journey along my five year plan and transformation. I was going to write it in a journal and then I thought – now I have to go to the store – I don’t have time for that. Then it occurred to me that I can blog about my journey… it will be recorded, I can write wherever I want and it will be therapy for me. I know that this process will benefit me and help me to learn and grow and for any of you who’ve decided to join me for this ride… I hope it can be of some help for you too.

My name is Katrina Bennett. I am 37 years old. I am married/separated and I have 3 little kids. I have big goals over the next 5 years. I want to become spiritually sensitive, I want to become happily married, I want to become attached to my children, I want to become a near vegetarian, I want to become a runner, I want to become self-reliant and I want to become emotionally stable.

My focus word right now is: STRENGTH. And in the past year I have been holding onto this word to pull me through many difficult decisions and situations. I’m going to leave this behind me now… and it’s time to open a new chapter in my life… a journey towards positive goals – regardless of the past.


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