Though I was struggling with something this weekend.
When I set out to train for my first half marathon, I was pretty focused. I had my training plan and I knew what I was supposed to do and when. Now that I have completed the half and it's been a month since I've ran it, I'm struggling with continuing to train for my upcoming half marathons in June and August.
I haven't been running much at all and have begun feeling "fluffy" around the mid-section again from my lack of cross training and running. I will have a run planned and will let something distract me or deter me from going out and getting my miles in.
Then I would sit and beat myself up about it. I would be disappointed in myself and put myself down for not doing what I should be doing to achieve my goals and continue with my training. Then I would be gung-ho about my next run and get excited about it even. Then when the time comes for me to go out and run, I would end up getting into something else and not run. Starting the cycle all over again.
I need to shake out of this funk, get out of this cloud that I am stuck in so I can get back into something I really enjoy doing. Now mind you, this has been going on for about two weeks, but it feels like it has been going on for forever. So when I saw this quote for Momentum Monday, I thought it would be a good reminder for myself and anyone that might be struggling right now.
I need to get my head on straight and realize that we all trip and fall in our endeavors and that we can't beat ourselves up for mistakes we make. I take myself far too seriously at times and can be really brutal in critiques about myself. I need to let go and just take each day as it comes, one day at a time. I need to remember things about the past so I don't repeat the mistake, but I can't keep punishing myself for things that did or didn't happen in the past. I can't go back and change it, I can only work on bettering myself today.
Question for you: Do you have trouble letting go of past mistakes? Do you let those affect how you deal with current situations?