Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Gold Star for Daenel

If you can’t acknowledge your own accomplishments, how can you expect others to do so? I think that’s probably the biggest lesson that I took away from Pete Cohen’s session today. He asked us if we’re proud of ourselves for making it as far into the program as we have and I have to say, yes, I am pretty darned proud of me. The last 30 days have been so full of win that I can barely stand it!

So far these are my accomplishments:

~ Started an exercise program and stuck with it for longer than a couple of days
~ Lost a total of 8 lbs (gained back 2 lbs)
~ Adjusted my cooking and my eating habits
~ Formed a circle of friends who share my goals and concerns
~ Learned to accept that I will have bad days but that doesn’t make me a bad person

I’ve also learned a few things:

~ I really do enjoy working out
~ I’m capable of doing more than I thought
~ My family is much more supportive than I ever thought they’d be
~ Having a network of people with the same goals is incredibly important

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