Fitness, Goals, Health and Wellness, Mid-Year Check In, Mindset, Perspective

Elephant in the Room

elephant sitting on chair

This Year Is Halfway Over…

That’s right, we are HALFWAY through 2020! Some of you are thinking, ‘thank goodness’ while others are shocked we’re even in July. Although this year has had some challenges, it continues to fly by.

Which brings me to this, the elephant in the room. The goals and intentions you set for 2020 at the beginning of the year, how close are you to achieving them?

I am asking this now, because you STILL HAVE six months to achieve these goals. Maybe you closed the door to the goals when the pandemic hit. Maybe you lost momentum. Maybe you just don’t care about these goals anymore. Whatever situation resonates with you, KNOW that if you choose to, you can still achieve a tremendous amount with the time we have left in this year.

Don’t throw this year out when we still have half of it left.
Don’t give up because you didn’t anticipate these external challenges.
Don’t think or believe your dreams aren’t worth it because there are bigger things going on in the world.

There are approximately 165 days left in this year. 165 days to get up a little earlier and dedicate just 15 minutes to whatever that goal or dream is. If you dedicate 15 minutes during your most productive time of the day for the remaining days of this year, that’s approximately 41 hours of time towards your goal or dream. Imagine what you can accomplish in 41 hours during your MOST productive time of the day. The possibilities are endless!

It’s time to look at those goals, evaluate your progress and go again. Maybe during this process you realize that one of those goals is unachievable this year because of the circumstances we are facing. If that’s the case, scale it back, change it or make a new one. Set a goal that is achievable and then make it a little bit bigger.

If I’m being honest, I have to reconfigure one of my goals and I hate doing it. I set a goal back in December 2019 to run five marathons this year: 26.2 miles, 5 times! I maintained my training when the pandemic and state of emergency happened and then in May I hit a complete wall. I lost all drive, motivation and determination to tackle it. My body ached, I felt overwhelmingly fatigued and I needed to physically rest. This was a big goal; I chose five marathons because back in 2010, I ran four in one year and I wanted to push myself this year. With marathon cancellations, structured training no longer a thing and increased awareness to what my body actually needs right now, I have shifted this goal to: run 3-5 miles at least 5-6 days a week for my mental and physical health.

What I’m trying to say is, you’re not alone. When people set goals and intentions at the beginning of the year, approximately 80% of these goals and intentions fall to the wayside within the first month.

What I’m trying to say is, you STILL HAVE six months left in this year and you can still achieve the things you want!

Don’t throw 2020 away because it’s a dumpster fire. You can control your effort and attitude. You can control what you put into this year and what you get out EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Let’s go. Get up. Re-evaluate where you are and start again.