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Why I'm not as depressed as Eeyore...

In June I'll be having knee surgery (if ACC approves my request) which could see me unable to fully run/train for up to 6 months.  A few years ago (maybe even months ago if I was being completely honest) this would have sent me into a depression that would make Eeyore look like Mr Happy.  Here's what happened and why I'm not feeling too bad about it.

I walked into my specialists office thinking that it would be just another meeting where he would say that yeah I injured my knee (again) but it has resolved itself.  I thought that because I'm in no pain despite doing a fair amount of running and other training on it.  This was not the case.

He pointed to his monitor which was showing my MRI scan.  The news was not what I expected - torn cartilage with a PCL partial tear to go along with it.  Less than ideal.

Long story short this meant one of two possible outcomes - which he wouldn't know for sure until he operated.

1. He would trim the frayed cartilage and it would be 6…

Are you being held accountable?

Accountability is one huge way that you can move towards your health and fitness goals (or any other goal for that matter).  Basically it is a way of keeping you honest and making sure that you are working towards your aims.  With fitness being accountable is a key in achieving your objectives - here are some simple ways you can hold yourself accountable.

Group fitness classes...

I love group fitness for many reasons, but primarily it is for the sense of community that they create among the clients that attend them.  The banter, the laughs, working towards similar goals, it all helps to create a community of people looking in the same direction.  There are also a group of people who will keep you honest and encourage you to get your training sessions in, even when you don't necessarily feel like it.

Make your goals public...

Announce your goals publicly.  This doesn't mean take out an advertisement in the local newspaper, just tell someone who will be genuinely interested in helpi…