Wise Words Wednesday – Getting Started Is the Hardest Part

Guess what day it is???? Guess. What. Day. It. Is.

If you said, “Hump Day,” I’m sorry, but you’re wrong. It’s Wise Words Wednesday, folks!


Today, I want to focus on goals for the long term.

Right now, I’m joining the millions of people out there trying to get into shape. When I was training for my first half marathon, I was in such great shape and loved being able to go on a five mile run and not have to really think anything about it. Now, however, if I want to run five miles, it’s a walk/jog that is just as painful to do as it probably is to watch.

I had an injury that still causes me pain, but for the most part, I’m  just so out of shape.

Every week, I think “tomorrow, I’ll get up early and work out.” But as we all know by now, “tomorrow” never really comes.

Starting from square one for a second time has been so frustrating because if I wouldn’t have gotten injured, I wouldn’t have had to start again from the beginning. It’s hard to wake up early and push your body in new trying ways, all the while knowing that you’re going to end up sore (even though it’s a good kind of sore) for the rest of the day.

Just as with any goal you have in mind, starting is hard. Once you’re in a routine, it’s great, but getting yourself to change one habit into another is probably one of the hardest personal challenges you’ll face.

Have the courage to start. No lie, it’s going to suck at times, but know that you’re going to get ahead eventually. Stick with it because you’re stronger than you give yourself credit for.

When you put hard work into starting the goal, the end goal is that much better.

Until next time,

C. Brooks


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