Sunday, October 20, 2013

Press On...

This post has really been about a week in the making.  I have been stewing on it over and over in my mind trying to decide where I want this post to go and then some things happened (I heard a song and read a quote) that kind of brought it all together- so here goes :)

"Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, and win the race!"
– Charles Dickens

This quote was in my email this morning (I looked for a pretty version on pinterest but there were none and I don't have the time to make one myself right now so...). It goes perfectly with my thoughts so I wanted to start out with it.

So, I guess the first thing I should do is to review my goals from last week and then tie it in with this post.  I was not perfect with my goals- honestly, I didn't meet any of them- BUT, I did make progress and that is okay with me.  I didn't track my food daily but I was a lot more conscious of what I was putting in my mouth.  I didn't get three days of exercise in (my car issues had a lot to do with that) and my free journaling didn't happen every day but what I did do was meaningful and came straight from my heart.  This is a long journey that I am on- it's going to filled with detours and obstacles but I am not going to let that stop me!  There will be times when the road is closed and I need to take the longer way around.  There will be times when it slows due to an obstruction in the road and I may have to get out and remove said obstruction.  There will be times where, just as in driving, I am going to come to a standstill.  I can't do anything except keep my eyes focused ahead and be ready to move when traffic/life starts up again.  

Now, what got me to this post was the song Press On by Mandisa- here are some of the lyrics but you can see all of them HERE:

When I can hear the voice of doubt
Inside my head, screaming loud
Strengthen my faith, and help me say
Today, today

I will follow, I will press on
Even when the walk feels long
Your hands hold me together
Your love is with me forever
Through the broken, through the victory
I will praise You through it all
And run hard ‘til the race is done
I, I’m gonna press on, press on
I’m gonna press on, press on

This song has been extremely timely as I have "restarted"/picked back up this journey.  She has the version shown here but then she also has a faster/running version of the song (sorry dad, I know it's not your cup of tea but it's a great song).  

So- as I begin another week- I have my eyes looking forward, no looking back.  My goals are simple- continue last week's goals and add one more- no fried foods- NONE!  I have a tendency to allow myself one or two- I am putting a stop to that for this week.  I have a "plan of attack" for the week so I should definitely reach my exercise goal and plan to take that "me" time this week every night!  



abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

It sounds like you are really focused for this up coming week. It is so hard to manage it all and stay on track. Between family, work, obligations, and everything in between, squeezing it all in is a HUGE challenge!

I always listen to Kidd Rock Roll On, it is really motivating to me:

Roll on Roll on Roller Coaster
We're one day older and one step closer
Roll on there's mountains to climb
Roll on we're on borrowed time
Roll on Roller coaster
Roll on tonight
Roll on tonight yeah

Have a great week! Carri~A Running bee

Bill (cycleguy) said...

I guess you know your dad's taste in music. lol I did have Air1 playing on the way home from Ohio (believe it or not mom didn't give me "the look") and Mandisa's Overcomer was on. Still not my cup of tea but the words were good. Anyway, it is a journey, one you will not finis anytime soon. Keep your feet pounding and don't give up. Love you much and praying you have a good week.

Flaming June said...

Wow! You are really mirroring my life right now! I have been having a tough time meeting my goals, and it is so easy to feel defeated. But that's the perfectionist in me. I AM making progress... and as you said, this is a long journey, not just a trip to the 7-eleven! (well, that's how I read it!!)
Love the song!