So I was noticing an abundance of threads related to struggles, hard times and slip-ups today on this board and wanted to throw in one where we can celebrate our successes. Something we are proud of. A new habit we are forming. A change we have made today...or for several days. A way of thinking that wasn't there before. You get my drift. I'll start us off.
1 - Saturday morning a friend stopped me and asked me to go see a play with him that evening. I had a workout planned, an hour long run at 7 pm. I agreed to go to the play and then walked downstairs, put on my shorts, running shoes and tank top and grabbed my ipod for a 5 mile run. Didn't even think "oh, should I skip my workout? I guess since I'm going to a play I can't get my run in..." Just did it - automatically.
2 - I'm going with some friends next week to a waterpark. I have two new swimsuits (both size 12) and I am not horrified at the prospect of walking around in a swimsuit for the better part of 2 days, or planning to dive underwater if anyone wants to take some group pictures of the fun.
There's good days, there's bad days, times when we get strokes from the scale and times when we don't. But we are making changes, however small, however tentative, we are taking positive steps. So let's name those and claim those. Come on - I dare you. Go ahead and brag.