Updated Jan, 17th 2013
OK... this isn't going to be creative or exciting, but it's what I need to do.
I'm going to stick to a plan once I've created it.
That's it. For example:
1.) I will complete this introductory course.
2.) I will continue with the 100 push up program.
3.) I will continue with maintenance runs, 3-4 times a week, until I start training for my next marathon.
When I first joined Fitocracy, I severly <strike>under</strike>overestimated my fitness abilities. This lead to setting goals that were waaaaay too high for myself, and would therefore drop out of whatever training I'd chosen within a couple of weeks of trying for it. I'd see people lifting seriously heavy, or running super fast, and then fail when I tried to match it. I thought that made me a failure.
I've made major progress in my fitness (feel better emotionally and physically, and getting compliments on my healthier appearance), but I know I could do better if I built myself up, rather than tearing myself down. And I know that while I've failed at multiple things, I'm not a failure. I just need to change my approach.
So I'm doing the three above things as a basic (re)beginning. And taking a kaizen (one small step at a time) approach from there.