Tuesday, November 23, 2010


In years past on my birthday I’ve done a list of goals (the amount of goals equal to the number of years) that I wanted to accomplish over the next year. It has been only mildly successful. :) This year I thought I would take a different tact. I believe I’ve mentioned that I’ve been going to Weight Watchers and this week our meeting topic was about goals. And the exercise was to write a letter to yourself stating the goals you have accomplished as well as the goals you plan to accomplish and the changes you will make to get there. So I decided to expand on it a little.

Dear Me-I-Want-To-Be:

What a terrific year this has been! Over the past 12 months you’ve made great strides:

You’ve completed an Olympic triathlon as well as 3 Sprints, one ½ marathon, a 10 mile race and two 10k’s. You are in as good as or better shape then you’ve ever been in your life.

You’ve lost 25 pounds! Your starting to feel better about yourself and having more faith in your abilities.

You’ve maintained a good relationship with your boys even though they are teenagers!

You’ve made changes in what you eat. You have managed to change your diet to much healthier food, eliminating most “fake” sugar and many processed foods and sticking to “real” foods and whole grain ingredients.

You’ve stepped out of your comfort zone and done some things that you wouldn’t normally do both in the athletic area and the personal area.

It hasn’t always been easy but you have acquired some tools to make these changes easier and to help you to stay on track and continue to grow. And in the coming year you can and will achieve these things:

You will train for and finish The Boulder Tri Series including the ½ Ironman.

You will be at or very close to your “goal” (this is yet to be determined) weight. And continuing to work towards a healthy relationship with food.

You will find in your life a little more balance. Balance between work, training, computer, home. Making more time to spend with the boys and “forcing” them to do a few more “family” activities. :)

And that comfort zone…well you will be stepping out of it in many ways this years.

Good work MIWTB, You’ve come a long way in the last 4 years and here’s to another year of healthy, happy living!


MIAT (Me I Am Today)


Aimee said...

I love this post! What a great idea to write a letter to yourself! You can done so many amazing things this year! Next year is going to be awesome! And, YES...you will finish the Boulder series, including the HIM, and do awesome!! :)

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

This is such a great idea! It's so good to look back and take pride in how far we've already come, rather than always just looking a what's next! You've accomplished so much and have so much to look forward to! I love the feeling of actually becoming that person you've always dreamed of in your head!

Diana said...

What a GREAT letter! It's always the most important to be "truthful" and "respectful" to ones self. We always want to impress others, but it's much more rewarding when we can look back and impress ourselves!
What a great list of things already done......how about a full marathon??? Come to beautiful WI in May and run with me and my first one!!!
Just a suggestion!!

Christi said...

Congratulations on all the great things you have accomplished. And having teenagers and a relationship with them is not easy! I have one myself and he stresses me on a daily basis!

I cannot wait to read about all the upcoming accomplishments you are going to conquer! Here's to the Boulder Tri Series! You go rawk it girl!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Really nice idea! Much better than a ton of goals!