Tomorrow will be one week since The 21-Day Challenge started and tomorrow is weigh-in and measurement day. To be honest I’m a little nervous to step on the scale and see the number…

But even while that nervousness has popped up here and there today and there is a tinge of worry that the scale hasn’t budged, I feel proud of what I know I have accomplished this week.

I know I have made better food choices. I have eaten more frequently. I have logged my food in My Fitness Pal and opened my privacy settings so that my trainer can check in on my progress. I have shared the ups and downs of the week in this blog. I have exercised. I have gotten 6-8 hours of sleep per night on average. And I for sure know that I have NOT had a glass of wine or even one tiny sip of a cocktail. (And I survived!)

This feeling of knowing the good that I have accomplished came over me tonight when I was making a salad for dinner. I felt a sense of pride that I was making a healthy, well-balanced salad and feeding my body well. And I felt a sense of pride that a glass of wine didn’t automatically find itself attached to the salad. I didn’t feel the desire for it either.

And you know what’s even better? I didn’t miss a thing. It felt good to make that salad. It felt good to not miss the wine. It felt good that I made those accomplishments.

These thoughts came pretty naturally but sometimes, very often times, they don’t. We have to choose to look at the good, not always the bad. Somehow we as humans more easily look at what we haven’t achieved than what we have achieved. We get so fixated on how something is to be or turn out that we can’t see the good that we have accomplished.

It’s taken me a long time to reframe my mind to be able to look at and for the good rather than the bad. It’s taken lots of reading, learning, listening, counseling, coaching, trials, failures, experiments, and more…all to make the choice to choose to see the good.

This quote seems appropriate here: “If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.”-Robert Quillen

So even if the number on the scale is as it was last week, I know I’ve made progress towards the good.

Here’s hoping my fellow 21-Day Challenge friends choose to look at the good this week and always!

– Your Body3 Fitness 21-day Challenge Friend, Christy Stratton