Are you proud of yourself??

Friday, August 3, 2012

We all love to hear someone say the words "I am SO proud of you!" But it's an even better feeling for you to say those words to yourself. Think about it...when was the last time you felt super proud of yourself?

A few years ago I decided that it was time for me to focus on living my life in a way so that I could love myself...inside and out. So I re-evaluated the decisions I was making that directly impacted my social, emotional and physical being. I started by taking a good look at who I surrounded myself with, adopted a healthier lifestyle and doing my absolute best to try to live my life on purpose

I am still a work in progress but I can honestly say that these days I am super proud of me!  This summer I started taking more difficult, challenging classes at the gym.  At first, I was a bit intimated by the more fit, flexible women in these classes and then became even more intimated when I realized that some of these women were old enough to be my mother! But I am determined and every time that I complete one of these torture classes I feel such a sense of accomplishment! It is a amazing feeling to be proud of yourself!

So know it's time for a little honesty proud of yourself are you right now at this very moment? Are you proud of the decisions you make on a day to day basis. Are you doing all that is in your power to be happy, healthy and fabulous?  Are you proud of the people you call friends are they lifting you up or pulling you down? Are you proud of the way you look and feel no matter what shape or size? Are you proud of the relationship that you are in, is it a healthy one? Are you proud of where you are in this season of your life, is this where you want to be?

If you answered no to any of these questions maybe it's time for you to re-evaluate your life. Trust me this will take some serious soul-searching and complete honesty with yourself. It may even mean you will have to get rid of some thinking, some things or (dare I say?) some people that you have been holding on to.

So where do you begin? I say just start with one small attainable goal but I have to warn you once.... you accomplish one proud moment for yourself the feeling will become addictive and you may not be able to stop!!

So think of one thing that you can change in your life that may make YOU proud of YOU. It may be enrolling for a class you wanted to take, joining the gym, or just telling that friend/lover/family member what is really in your heart....finally! Even though that may seem easier said than done believe me those obstacles may be just what is holding you back from experiencing some incredible proud moments for yourself!