November 5th was my 1 year anniversary of being back at Get Fit NH. As I look back over the past year, I have mixed emotions. I am thrilled to be working once again with our fantastic clients! It has been so wonderful to see the progress many of you have made. I am also thankful that I have been allowed come along side of you during the challenging times. However, if I am honest, I will tell you that I am less than thrilled with my personal progress. I am so fortunate to have people in my life who encourage me and remind me how far I have come in the past year. I think it is always easier to see the successes in other people and focus on how we feel we have fallen short of our expectations and goals. One of our Get Fit NH Family members, Andrea, shared a quote on Facebook and it really got me thinking.
“When babies take their first step and then fall on their bottoms, we praise their first step. We don’t criticize their fall. I think we adults could learn a lesson here…we spend more time criticizing our falls and not enough time applauding our small steps.”
Over the past year I have lost 40lbs but I tend to beat myself up that it has not been more. I focus on how I have fallen on my bottom so many times. I would venture to guess that I am not the only one that has this thought process. When I take the time and focus on the small steps I realize the progress I have made. I am able to pull my knees all the way in and end with my feet flat when I do Knee Grab Abs. It is a small step that could easily be overlooked but I remember how challenging and uncomfortable that exercise was when I had an extra 40lbs on my body. My challenge for you is to praise yourself for the small steps and not focus on the fall. We all fall but we have a choice to get back up! If you need help focusing on your small steps, your coaches are here for you! You may not see your progress but we do and we are more than happy to remind you of it!
Keep making it happen,