Today I bought a new journal, planner, two calendars, and I have a runner’s world calendar on the way! The purpose of me buying all of this is to set better fitness goals and accomplish them. I will be able to log my runs and workouts as well as log them using my apps. I can write down in detail what I did that day, if it was a bad run or workout, and why. I can use my calendar to write down any upcoming races I have as well as what days I will run. My favorite former Cowboys player and HOF running back Emmitt Smith said, “It’s only a dream until you write it down, and then it becomes a goal!” That is why I challenge EACH and everyone of you to writer down your fitness goals as well as any other goals (REALISTIC) you want to achieve. It doesn’t matter if you accomplish them in 2012 or 2512 just write them down, put them where you have to see them every single day, and achieve them. I already have two college degrees so never in a million years did I want another one. WELL, God said otherwise and what I was doing was not my real passion and not my purpose in life. Working with children is, inspiring others is, and helping others has always been my purpose! If I can go back to school, work full time, lose 47lbs, and inspire others along the way then so can you! Make realistic goals, follow your dreams, write them down, and work on crossing them off your list! Start 2012 better than you did 2011 and finish what you started without making excuses no matter how long it takes. There are plenty of people who are married with kids fullfilling their dreams so don’t try to use that as an excuse. There are plenty of single parents holding down jobs, going back to school, and still finding time to workout or take care of their health. I don’t want to hear that excuse either. JUST write what you want to accomplish down and work on the list one goal at a time. If I can do it then so can you!!! HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!!