Little things...

Monday, November 09, 2009

I know that doing all of this hard work is doing something for my body. Even when I don't see the amount of positive change that I want (lbs or inches lost) logically, we know that working out and getting stronger CAN NOT be anything but good for us right?

So when life gives you little things that show positive results we should embrace them. Here's my weekends positive results...

We were at the petstore buying dog food. I usually buy the 15lb bag because I really don't want to deal with the 30lb bag. The 30lb bag was on sale and it was a much better deal. So I loaded the 30lbg bag in the little shopping cart that my daughter was pushing. (You know the tiny carts for kids?) The bag barely fit. When I got to the counter the cashier said "Do you want a larger cart?" I said "No. I'm okay." She said "Do you want help out then?" Again I said "No, I'm okay. She says "Well the little carts can't leave the store." At this point, I said "That's okay - really I'm fine." So I pick the dog food up and hold it in one arm while holding my four year old's hand and off we go across the parking lot to the car. It wasn't until I got to the car that I realized why she was making such a deal about the little cart - most women probably do not carry around 30lbs of dog food willingly. I did it and it was EASY! Seriously wasn't any worse than carrying the small bag.

That's when it hit me... six months ago I would not have even thought about carrying the 30lb bag across the parking lot if I had other options. I'm actually getting STRONGER!!! LOL!

See...it's a little thing but it felt good to be able to do something I couldn't have done before and without even thinking about it.

So take a look around - look at your everyday activities. What can you do now that you couldn't before?

On another note - I did Jillian's Banish Fat Boost Metabolism yesterday. It's the first time I've done it in a while and don't get me wrong it's still a good workout but it totally did not kick my butt like it used to. See...small changes = great things!
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    You are so right!! keep pushing it ..its the little things that matter the most! emoticon
    3108 days ago
  • P90XER1977
    You are right on sista!!! The little things make the biggest difference in life. Keep up the awesome work!

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    3108 days ago
    That's awesome! It's exciting to get a little revelation now and then - makes all the hard work even more rewarding. Congratulations!! Go YOU!!
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    3114 days ago
  • MOLLY2222
    Great blog. You're so right, it's all the little things that add up...
    3114 days ago
    Awesome job!!! You're right!! Most women wouldn't consider carrying 30# of dog food or anything for that matter for themselves if someone was offering to do it for them. emoticon
    3114 days ago
    I LOVE THIS BLOG!! You are SO right!!! I may not be seeing the big difference- but I noticed yesterday I ran from a Goodwill store with 2 HUGE- BIG HUGE HUGE bags of clothes- acorss the street and into my car- and realized I wasnt even out of breathe!!! WHOO-HOOO!!!

    I do need to focus more on the positive little things that are going on in and around me because of my choices and my hard work!!! Thank you for reminding me sista!!!!

    3114 days ago
    How cool is that? 30 pounds lifted, carried, all while toting a Toddler... Awesome job. I love when those Ah Ha moments hit. When I notice "little" things, I do a little dance (well, not in the middle of the parking lot).
    3114 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/9/2009 4:00:16 PM
    Good Job. Just think how you would feel if you were 30 pounds heavier and had to carry that extra weight every where with you.
    3114 days ago
    Great Job!!!!! It's all about the little things!!! Celebrate them! Embrace them! Keep it up... soon, you'll be able to tote the 30lb bag, and carry your 4 year old.. (even though I don't carry my 5 yr old.. not because I can't.. but I won't... Otherwise, her feet would never touch the ground!)

    3114 days ago
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