Meet Georgia – she’s a flower coat Shar Pei and will turn 1 at the end of July…
…and if you asked me why on earth I agreed to get a puppy in the middle of the pandemic when we already have 2 dogs, my first answer would be, don’t ever give a teenager a challenge. 😳 Then I’d probably tell you when I saw her cute face I cracked, but that’s only part of the truth. The third reason is that I needed someone to keep me accountable to get back into better shape.
You’d never know it by looking at me, but if I had to run a mile right now to save my life, please bring hydrangeas to my funeral, they’re my favorite. 😂
Then came Georgia, who quickly grew from a 7 lb. eight week old puppy into a 42 lb. full grown dog who still has the energy of a puppy. She’s the definition of a “power walker” – solid muscle with a very quick gait. So, what went from a 10 minute morning walk with my two old and little dogs has now become three 30 minute power walks with Georgia every day. And I feel sooo much better than I did this time last year (and Siri is finally happy that I’m closing my rings).
So what’s the point of my puppy story?
We all have the best of intentions when it comes to setting goals around our family, our business, our health, etc., but we’re also all human. And as humans, it’s easy to come up with “legitimate reasons” (read as EXCUSES) as to why we can’t always stick with the plans we’ve committed to for ourselves.
Personally, I’ve found that having a partner to hold me accountable is often the difference between honoring my intentions or bailing a few days or weeks in. So instead of getting caught in my head thinking “I should be able to do this without any help,” I CHOOSE to choose someone to partner with and keep me on track.
What area of your life could you use some help in when it comes to reaching your goals? From getting more exercise to growing your business… set your intentions, find someone on a similar path, commit to keeping each other on track, and then hold yourselves accountable. It may be painful in the beginning, but well worth it in the end.
And I’m off for another walk. 😊