The importance of celebrating the small wins

I was recently featured on the Fitness Blitz Radio podcast, and the host, Eric Malzone, asked me what I thought it takes to be successful in the fitness industry. I talked about celebrating the small wins. Looking for the good in each week or month and focusing on the positives to keep going forward. Otherwise it could all just consume you.

It’s easy to fall prey to feeling like whatever you’re doing is not enough, but if you can take a second to feel proud for any progress you make, in business or personal life, it can really go a long way.

To listen to my podcast interview, click here.

But this relates to so much more than just what I do in my business. I think most people can agree that there is so much negativity in the world we live in. Every time you check the news, there is something upsetting happening. It’s so important to our mental health, to find little silver linings in our daily lives and routines.

I make the best to try to squeeze the juice out of the lemons life may throw my way.

So many things in our lives deserve celebrating. Perhaps…

The importance of celebrating the small wins
Celebrate a nice meal with family that ends with a treat.

Your whole family sat and had a meal together and got to enjoy a treat together. Or…

Your mom came over so you could go get that much needed pedicure. Or…

You and your hubby had a date night at a cool new local restaurant. Or…

The importance of celebrating the small wins
Celebrate exercising first thing in the morning.

You worked out first thing in the morning before going to work which put you in a great mood for the rest of the day. Or…

Your kid slept through the night after several rough nights.

If only relish in the bigger things, whatever you may consider those to be, you miss out on so much.

You miss out on the gratitude-filled joy you can feel and enjoy to carry you through those darker days.

So next time you tell yourself you will wait until “xyz” to celebrate, go ahead and celebrate and make the experience of treating yourself a celebration in itself.

You deserve it.

xo,

Julia

Author: thepetitefastinista

Hi! My name is Julia and I'm a 30-something year-old Paraguayan-born, New Jersey toddler mom. My passion for fitness started when I was 15 years old and joined my local YMCA to learn how to properly strength train. Although I briefly joined my high school track team my junior year in high school, I consider myself a late-bloomer as an athlete. I'm a CrossFit Level 1 coach who first discovered CrossFit with a personal trainer 3 years ago and have been loving it ever since. My other passion is running! To date, I've completed 10 half-marathons and 2 marathons, including Philadelphia and New York. Combining endurance running and CrossFit WODs has helped me obtain PRs as well as age group awards over the past 2 years. I hope to inspire and motivate other mere mortals like myself in leading active, healthy lifestyles!

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