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StilL Learning to Celebrate the Little Things

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Back in March I posted a blog entry about celebrating the small victories along the way. I was shocked and surprised at the response I got to that blog, It wasn't long, it wasn't deep and it definitely didn't seem all that entertaining. But what I realized is that as simple as that blog was it is something we ALL struggle with. I know that at times my inability to celebrate a half a pound lost, running that extra half mile before stopping, and as that blog was about getting boots zipped up that I hadn't in a long LONG time are the things that send me flying off the wagon. We NEED to celebrate because none of it is insignificant. It may seem small in the moment but all those little victories add up over time to become the BIG victory in the end of reaching our goals. We need those little victories to continue pushing and propelling us toward the finish line. So CELEBRATE!!!!

I am most definitely saying all this not only for you guys but as a reminder to myself. The last few months have been a real struggle for me and I am not really sure why. I go through phases where I feel great, I am eating good and working out hard. But then I stop celebrating the little things and get overwhelmed by the big picture and I fall flat on my face. And instead of picking myself up right away, brushing myself off and keeping on moving forward I allow myself to lay there feeling sorry for myself much longer than I should. That HAS to stop. I can't be the only one who does this can I?

All that being said, I am feeling good about things these last few days. I miss all you wonderful people on here who have been such a huge part of the things I have accomplished. Maybe THIS TIME is the time I actually push through all the walls and finish what I have started.
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  • BETSY35
    You are human hun, as we all are, If you fall 7 times....stand up 8! :)

    If it was so simple, this site wouldn't be so full of people, all ages, sizes, weights, races and religions....we all have ups and downs and even though we are focused, some times we need refocusing, and great people to help us see clearer!

    Hang in there....you will do great!
    3447 days ago
  • KELLYTHEFIT0710
    I am going through the same stuff! I have been in a bad spot lately...still exercising, but not as hard. Eating...pretty well, but not great. Falling into the funk! Whenever that happens I know in my head "this too shall pass", but sometimes it takes a while to get to my heart. I woke up this morning with a renewed purpose (yipee!) and it was just confirmed when I read your blog. Thank you for sharing your struggles-it makes mine seem ok. Blessings emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3447 days ago
  • SHERRYJVP
    You are right on target..maybe you need to hang a sign to remind you to celebrate the little things. LOL..maybe we ALL do.
    3448 days ago
  • WILDFLOWERR_
    emoticon Hi! emoticon back to the emoticon
    You are NOT by any means the only one who does that! emoticon

    AND we are always here for you! emoticon

    emoticon and Blessings,
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    3448 days ago
  • SMILINGTREE
    You are right - it's much better to celebrate the little things than to beat ourselves up for tripping. No, you are definitely not the only one who has let a momentary lapse or failure stop you for longer than it should have. And sometimes, celebrating what someone else has accomplished is even better than noticing your own small victory. Thanks for sharing this not insignificant insight ;)
    3448 days ago
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