alert! 🚨 This is me with my post workout smile today, and if you swipe ⬅️ you’ll see a side by side of me today versus me in March of 2015. I was “skinnier” in 2015 than I am now, BUT I’m smiling more today than I was three years ago!
Three years ago, I had just quit smoking three weeks prior, was eating an absurd amount of Oreos every night, and had gained a few pounds & my “skinny” clothes didn’t fit anymore. I had just done something MAJOR for my health, yet was unhappy with how I looked. I wanted to be thinner because I thought it would bring me happiness and confidence. SPOILER ALERT - it didn’t.
Today, I’m 10 pounds heavier and a size bigger than in my first before photo, yet I’m smiling. In three years, I lost and gained weight, I followed programs to a T and then stopped focusing on my health, and now I’m back at square one. I changed jobs a few times, I moved a few times, had a few break ups. But you know what else changed? MY PERSPECTIVE! My tummy squish represents an exploration in self acceptance. My size & weight doesn’t have to define me, nor dictate my mood. Today, I practice loving myself and my body, and I’m focused on being healthy instead of being “skinny.” Healthy isn’t just a number on a scale or fitting into the smallest size on the rack. Healthy is practicing self love and self care, and accepting everything that makes me who I am 💁🏻♀️💜 .
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to when Ian and Mimi welcomed their baby brother home! Can't wait to see the whole gang this weekend!! 💖
Top knot because the top’s down 😎 My boyfriend’s car is in the shop and somehow got a convertible for his rental 🙌🏼 So, that was a fun ride to the mall!
However, after trying on dresses at a few stores, I left the mall feeling down 😕 To be completely honest, I gained some weight recently due to emotional eating and a decrease in physical activity. We are going somewhere special on Saturday, and I need something that fits me, as none of my “fancy” clothes fit me... right now.
So, I could let this ruin my night/week/month/year, right? HELL NO! I’m harnessing the power of negative thinking. I’m using this negative feeling- being uncomfortable due to taking a hit to my self esteem after trying on close to 10 dresses- and saying well fuck this! I don’t want to feel like this! I could have fell back on my old habit of eating sweets to comfort myself, but that’s how I got to this point in the first place. We picked up food at Moe’s, and I had chicken, guac, and pico de gallo over lettuce instead of a huge burrito.
Small victories compound over time, so I’m going to keep putting one foot in front of the other and follow the plan laid out for me- do my work outs, eat according to my meal plan, and enjoy life!
If you want to make changes to your body & mind, whether they be big or small, drop a 💕 below 👇🏼 and I’ll DM you!
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Have you ever felt on the cusp of something, but you’re not exactly sure what and you don’t quite know how to cross over and get there? That’s where I am right now. 🤷🏼♀️
(This picture has nothing to do with any of it, it just makes me all 🤩😍😊)
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