Wednesday, January 13, 2016

May I Have a Word?

For the past few years, I have established a phrase/mantra for the year.  It started with "Finish what you've started"...then progressed to "Believe in Greatness" finally last year's "Better your Best". I really just wanted to set a phrase for when my back is against the wall and I'm ready to phone it in or stop pushing in that final mile, I can say it to myself and remember why I am even out there at all! This year I have decided to make it a saying that can go with many of my goals...not just working out and running.  It has taken me a while to come up with this but I think that it really is fitting....

Choosing the hilly route...doing the speed work...logging the miles even when I'm tired is worth the challenge to get me to a better runner.
Choosing healthy foods when I really want candy...doing the prep work to set my week up for success...I am worth the challenge to be healthy!
Leaving my phone in the other room...choosing activities that challenge us as a family...choosing to connect as a family...My family is worth the challenge!

My family is the worth the challenge of connecting and I am worth the challenge of putting in the work to get to the level I am looking for!  This will take a lot of choosing the challenge over the easy road but at the end of the year it will all be worth it!!

Do you have a mantra or saying for the year?  


  1. I love it! I struggled a bit finding mine too, I don't know that I found one last year. This year it is all about "finding joy in the journey" it fits for so many reasons for me.

  2. Love this! I just wrote about my one word for 2016 - confidence. I'm going to need it in order to train for my first marathon this year!

  3. LOVE this! I tend to struggle with the extra push, you've got a great attitude and the manta better your best is awesome!