Here are the rest of my photo's from my shoot!
I look at these pictures and I feel so proud, I set a goal, worked my butt off and achieved it. But there is still a long way to go. I've realized recently how true it is when people say this is a journey, because it really is. You work hard, learn, grow, think you've gotten to just the place you wanted to be and then it starts all over again. My goals are forever changing and I love that-- it always gives me something to look forward to and something to push a little harder for.
As I was about halfway through prepping for my shoot I realized I never wanted to be where I was ever again. I don't want to have to cut calories. I don't want to have to say goodbye to my beloved oats, or ketchup, or greek yogurt. I don't want to have to do more than 20 minutes of cardio. I want to get my body to a point where I can maintain my ideal, everyday body while still enjoying all the things I love. Am I asking too much? I don't think so. I certainly understand that sacrifices will always need to be made, this can't be easy or everyone would walk around with their ideal body, but I think I can get pretty darn close. It might take me a year or two or five, but I'm willing to work for it, and I will get there with time. Obviously this is a long term goal and I'm sure I'll set a million more goals in the future, but I'm writing this one down so I can come back to it and remind myself where I want to be!
Do you set short and long term goals? Which do you find works better?