Driving on the road less traveled.

Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.
— Christine Kane

When I read this quote, I laughed. So simple, so silly, yet so true. How many times have I let a setback, just one setback, derail me from achieving my goals?

Just this week, a few setbacks did crop up—ones that were TRYING to pull me away from my Healthy Habits goal.  I’ve been trying to work out more, taking up a (tough for me) kickboxing class. I was (and am) so excited to have a workout that I really enjoy.  You should try it some time—it’s amazing how good you can feel punching a bag repeatedly—so much aggression and stress pounded out.  I felt a sense of victory thinking that I had finally discovered a workout that I enjoyed and would actually stick with.  And then. . . in my 3rd class . . . I tore a stomach muscle. I literally felt the rip, the burning, and the pain every time I stretched my core.  Then, I spent the week with a sick child who carried a stubborn virus that refused to go away.  Those types of weeks are always fun—the kinds where you beat yourself up with guilt for being a bad mom and a bad employee.  [What? You can’t be in two places at once?]

Not earth-shattering setbacks, right?  But enough to get me out of my routine.  I was actually starting to get into a routine, my Healthy Habits (click link for Facebook page) were starting to stick. And then, the routines had to be modified for the week.  Instead of kickboxing, I decided I would walk.  And so I did.  And then. . . it snowed, the weather turned bitterly cold, and walking outside was not an option. And then….yada, yada, yada…I realized these were just setbacks. And setbacks are excuses.  I realized that I could give credence to these setbacks or just chalk them up as temporary roadblocks, with the key word being TEMPORARY.

The Ravens (yes, I am going there again, but hey — it is SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!) could have quit after their 3-game losing streak right before the playoffs, a setback that many teams might have used as permission to quit.  Not the Ravens. They used it as an excuse to go at it even harder.  And regardless of tonight’s outcome, the Ravens have enjoyed their journey and have inspired many people along the way.  If you live in Baltimore, you know just what I am talking about…the spirit is infectious!

And so, this week…the Healthy Habits will be happening (except tonight during the game: I’m a realist).  I’m drinking my fifth glass of water now and getting ready to work some more on my novel.

Thank you, Christine, for that piece of advice.  What I’ve come to learn is that there will always be setbacks, especially if you are looking for them.  It’s just what you DO with them that determines your fate.

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