Thursday, September 3, 2009

Small Successes


"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that."

This week, the habit of posting small successes actually led directly to one of my accomplishments (see #1 below)! I even jumped out of bed one night to make sure I would finish what I had started. Enough suspense, here's my list:
  1. I lifted weights every single day. As I mentioned last week, Len developed a short (7 exercises, 20 reps each) routine for me. The amount I'm lifting is miniscule, but it's enough work (I can feel it) that I know I'm going to get stronger. I've only increased the weight for one set, but more will come in time.
  2. Marianna and I set up and hosted her latest tea party. It made for some mother-daughter bonding time as well as hospitality training.
  3. I survived the first full week of school carpooling in northern Virginia, complete with soccer, violin, tae kwon do, and an orthodontist appointment. I don't think I complained, either. Now next week, when our homeschooling starts up in earnest, I'll likely need a little more self-control. :-)
Be inspired by the accomplishments of other moms at Faith and Family Live.


Mary said...

WOOHOOO!! i am so proud of you for making your goal with the weights. I love it that blogging can be a motivator!
Have a fabulous week my friend.

Farmer's City Wife said...

You've inspired me :). I've got small free weights sitting under my bed collecting dust. Time to get toning. Maybe next week I can post it as a small success :D.

ViolinMama said...

What a great list!! Anything that seems small is SO much bigger than we think it is. Sorry I'm late once again reading, but thanks for inspiring me this weekend :) God Bless!