I can’t believe it was 5 years ago that we got married… it seems like yesterday!
I have spent much of today daydreaming about my most cherished moments of that day… and of the whole weekend.
Jen and I are both pretty private people, so there aren’t a lot of pictures/videos floating around on the internet from our wedding day…. 90% of the memories I have from that day are just indelible in my mind from actually being there to experience them.
But here is a picture of us up in Maine that day, celebrating on the happiest day of our lives….
Our anniversary also got me thinking about the topic of stopping to celebrate in life, overall.
I don’t think we do it enough.
I think we have become so conditioned to focus on what we don’t have, or what we haven’t accomplished.
--> The money we don’t have
--> The vacation house or dream boat we haven’t yet bought
--> The “bucket list” trip we haven’t taken yet
--> The relationship or spouse we haven’t found yet
--> The weight we haven’t lost…. Or the ideal body we haven’t managed to achieve
We spend so much time ruminating over the struggles or the “don’t haves” that we completely overlook the achievements, milestones, and accomplishments we have made.
I see this so often in the fitness world
A person has a goal of losing 15lbs.
When they lose the first 3lbs or even 1lb they cannot bring themselves to recognize it.
And when I point it out, they minimize it because it’s not the “real” goal that they’re after.
But as far as I have learned, you can’t get to 15 without going through 1, 3, 5, etc first!
So why not celebrate all the small achievements?
Why not pat yourself on the back for each positive choice - regardless of how seemingly insignificant.
Because they all add up.
One positive choice per day is 365 positive choices per year…. And that amount of doing the best thing can really add up to some serious change and transformation.
Plus- we, as humans, are conditioned to want to do more when we see a positive outcome.
You might not love to workout or meal plan, but if you celebrate the 1st pound of weight loss, and the 5th, etc…. You’ll be more likely to keep up with these behaviors because you’re constantly being reminded that they’re bringing you closer to your ultimate goal.
My challenge to you today: stop for a moment and find something to celebrate.
Do this daily…. It just takes :30.
Want it to be even more powerful?
Write that celebration down.
I promise that the more you do this, the more positive changes you’ll see in your body, and life.