What’s one thing you’re proud of?
This question reminds me of one of the songs I enjoy listening to, Something To Be Proud Of by Montgomery Gentry. 🙂 And to me the song means, that you should be proud of whatever you have and whatever you have accomplished whether big or small. If you are doing something, anything for yourself and for the people you care about, if you continuously work slowly to achieve something, to be better than you are yesterday, then that’s something to be proud of.
So going back to the question, What’s one thing you’re proud of? But I don’t have one thing I’m proud of! I do however have a few things I can say that I am proud to have. Like the song, I am proud of my family and the life we have together, to have been blessed with 3 healthy, beautiful children and to be in a loving relationship with my husband are some of the things I will always be proud of.
But if we’re talking personal accomplishment I can’t say that I have that “one thing” I’m proud of. Nothing big by any means. The thing is, if you read my About Me post, I am a stay-at-home mom and have been for quite some time now. I am not saying that it is a bad thing because it is not, it’s a privilege and I’m very fortunate to be able to stay home and raise our children. However, I have let that privilege made me complacent. Too comfortable for my own good. I stopped pursuing things. I just didn’t find any more reasons to do anything other than taking care of my family. My life has been switched to auto-pilot. No more excitement, just the usual things. In spite all that though, there were times when I find myself waking up thinking I should do something for me. And one of those times was focusing on improving my health. I am not really “unhealthy”, not sick, not obese or anything like that, I’m just not fit, and have lost self-confidence in the process especially after having babies. My body is just not the same, yet I’ve sat and waited for so long and didn’t change a thing until I’ve decided that it’s time. I have tried a few different workout routine. Like running, learning how to swim, yoga, kettlebells and lifting weights. I liked them all and enjoyed it! Anyways, I know I’m talking like I’m way off the topic here but please just bear with me because my answer to the question is directly related to my little story. 🙂 So, moving on, what’s one thing I’m proud of? Again not one but a few of the things I’ve done that I’m truly proud of myself were, finishing a 10k run, double handed swing the heaviest kettlebell we owned which is 75 lbs., deadlifted over 20% of my body weight, squatted over 15% of my body weight and one time bench pressed a 75 lbs. It may not sound like a big deal but to me it was, especially because I’m a small lady, about 4’11” and weighing about 100 lbs. (I know, really tiny!) Anyways, I’m not always consistent because “life” happens and I let it but I keep working on it because I know everytime I try and everyday is a step forward. Another thing I want to add too is that, I never could have done those little accomplishments without the help and support of my husband and a few other people I have met online. A support person or group is very important when we’re working to improve ourselves. 🙂
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