Transform your thinking to be grateful

My blogging schedule has been interuptted by the Olympics. I love the Olympics so hard that I spend all my free time watching it.  Diving, archery, rowing, fencing, volleyball (surprisingly), gymnastics and weightlifting have been occupying my time.  I’m sorry for all the delays.  This post should have been up yesterday.  Now back to blogging.

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes spend so much dwelling on the things I haven’t done or don’t have.  It can really set your mind back and it lessens the accomplishments that I have achieved.  I blogged about how pregnancy messed with weight loss brain and the thing that set turned my mind around was everything that was right.


Instead of focusing on the fact that I wasn’t able to run, I should have focused on all that I achieved by being able to run at all.  In 2011, I wouldn’t have ran anywhere except to the refrigerator.  I should rejoice in the fact that I’ve ran 30+ half marathons and 37 marathons/ultra marathons in 17 different states.

I backed away from my blogging because I thought I wouldn’t have anything to share.  But I should have been grateful for all the great things that have come from this blog that I NEVER asked for in life.  I should be grateful that I’m able to blog, share my knowledge and journey with people to HELP, MOTIVATE and INSPIRE others to do the same.  I could go on and on.

Maybe I should be a little bit more proud that I lost 200 pounds and changed my life.  But I seem so far removed from that and sometimes I just forget about those things.

Can you see what I’m getting at here?

Please take the time to celebrate your accomplishments and remember those things a long the way.  Sometimes getting wrapped up in life can be damaging.  We should use those past accomplishments to steer us towards our future accomplishments. It’s easy to forget the things you have overcome and accomplished because there is always that constant state of moving forward. But we must take the time to remember all the great things that we are to continue to better ourselves.

It’s time to transform our thinking into being grateful for all the good things we are and all the great things we’ve done, no matter how big or how small. Everything counts because everything shapes us into the people that we are today.

Whenever you’re having a down moment, take the time to reflect on the goodness in you and why you will continue to push forward to accomplish your goals.

If you’re feeling horrible because you haven’t hit a certain benchmark you’ve laid out for yourself, take the time to remember all your previous benchmarks and the time it took to achieve those goals.

When you’re just having a hard time setting or keeping your goals in mind, take the time to understand that bad comes with many good things. It’s just a matter of transforming your mind to be grateful for all the great things that you are AND not the things you are not.

What is one thing you are proud of yourself for?