🌱LONG POST 🌱
What do you see when you look at these photos? I see the girl on the left who completed a half marathon, was the fittest she had ever been, was 9lbs from her goal, and who felt like a failure because it was taking so long to reach that goal. The girl on the right is even farther from her goal, her fitness level is practically nonexistent, and she is trying every day not to beat herself up for that.
When I look at this comparison, an opposite #transformationtuesday
than you normally see, I am drawn to my “flaws.” To the way my hips and thighs have filled out, the lack of muscle tone in my arms, and the widening waistline. It hurts to look at this photo and think about how unhappy I was one year ago, and how I let the number on the scale define me. I try to combat this, but I’m human and it happens. Looking at this photo makes me sad that I let myself slip back in to old habits. But this photo does not show everything that I went through in the last year that has had a huge impact on my lifestyle.
I uprooted my life to move 200 miles away from anyone I knew. I quit my job of 8 years to pursue my passion of working for @weightwatchers.
I lived through massive home renovations that lasted far longer than HGTV would have you believe. I had surgery to remove excess skin. I got two beagle puppies. I planned and flawlessly executed a beautiful wedding day and started my life as a wife to the man I love.
All these things piled on top of me and allowed me to fall back in to bad habits. I don’t like it but it is hard to stop that train once it gets going. I have tried restarts, challenges with myself, to “just do it,” and I have come up short. I know I need to change my mindset to get into a better place before that change for the better will happen, and it’s taking me longer than I thought. I’ll get there one day.
I guess I just wanted to share this to show that not everything you see on the internet is a good representation of the truth. I always try to be candid, but it’s hard.
So hang in there if you’re struggling. We can struggle together, one day at a time ❤️
•People following the Weight Watchers program can expect to lose 1-2lbs/wk