Celebrating small victories
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
A friend recently told me the key to success is to celebrate small victories. My victories and goals may seem easy to some, but are a challenge for me. That's why I love Spark People. I can post a simple thing on a message board and get a round of applause from complete strangers. They celebrate me without even knowing me. No, I can't run 3.2 miles yet, I can't even run 30 mins yet. But I won't let that get in my way. I will celebrate my 20 min continuous run. I will stop feeling like I'm inadequate because the person next to me on the treadmill is running faster and longer.
I think I'd like to use my blog to document my celebrations, small steps towards my goals.
Today, I celebrate the fact that I got up before work to fit a run in. It took a ton of strength (and a pep talk from my DH) to get out of bed 1 hour earlier- but my run is done. Hopefully that determination will continue throughout the day.
I'm also celebrating 2 days of blogging. I've always been a people pleaser, and never like expressing my opinions for fear of judgement. It's a BIG deal for me to write my thoughts and feelings down knowing that other people can easily access them. I'm usually good if I know my audience, then I can cater my voice to fit their views. This blog is an exercise in putting me out there and being ok with it.