About 10 years, 2 babies, a 120 lb weight gain, an 80 lb weight loss, a whole lot of mindset work, and an immense amount of self love and respect for my body is between these 2 pictures.
At first glance you might not notice the lack of muscle, the puny arms and the huge lack of self care and confidence in my 1st pic. That girl was starving. For attention and love and food quite literally.
I think many women have struggled with disordered eating in one form or another, this can look different for each person and the severity of it can be dramatically different but it usually stems from the same underlying thoughts of not being good enough, not be skinny enough, not being pretty enough, not being successful enough. Not being enough.
I’ve been there and it’s fucking awful. I’d be lying if I said I had it all figured out now, I still get negative thoughts that creep in, I still have days where I pick my body apart, but the days of abusing my body are long gone. I accomplished this through a true HEALTH journey. Physical, yes.....but mental and emotional as well.
YOU HAVE TO FIX YOUR MIND BEFORE THE OTHER SHIT CAN FALL INTO PLACE.
Otherwise you stay in the cycle of ups and downs. This is how @_therapyfitness_
was born. It’s such a fragile journey, it’s more than just working out & eating right. It’s love, it’s care, it’s self acceptance, it’s community. It’s bigger than herding people in and taking their money and putting them through a workout and letting them leave. I know all of my girls, I know their stories, I know their struggles I can see it on their faces when they walk in and they are off. It’s deep and it’s important. The journey we are creating is for keeps, for life. We care about more than what the scale says. What we see in the mirror, how we feel, energy, hormones and the conversations we are having with ourselves change and bodies physically reflect this. It’s SO awesome.
Here’s the thing, HEALTHY will ALWAYS look better than unhealthy. You will be your most beautiful and vibrant self when your body is healthy, NOT when you are forcing yourself into unhealthy standards ✌🏼❤️✨