[only] 12 pounds separate these photos but, if I am being honest, it FEELS like a thousand.
The truth is I am absolutely terrified to share these - I mean I am basically half-naked after all, haha. And let me tell you, allllllllllll the self-limiting thoughts have crossed my mind...
"that isn't even that much weight"
"you have so much further to go"
"no one wants to see that"
"you look the same in both"
"your weight loss isn't enough"
"YOU are not enough" —
I dwelled on these negative thoughts for a few weeks too long. Today I looked back at the photos because well, it is #transformationtuesday after all. —
I reflected on the moment I took the photo on the left and how downright ugly and disgusting I felt. I really had stopped taking care of myself. I barely recognize the girl looking back at me with those sad eyes. —
A few months ago, I decided to invest in myself and slowly (but surely) I am seeing my true self again. I am not saying that because of the weight or size difference, but because I see that light - that twinkle - coming back to my eyes again!
This journey is about building my confidence, character, and perseverance. I am focusing on how comfortable I FEEL in my own skin, rather than just the number on the scale. —
Just to clarify, these are not "before" and "after" photos. These are just two snapshots in time. The left was a wake-up call - the scale hit my highest weight I’ve ever seen, while my body and mind hit an all-time low. The right is my "work in progress" photo and I plan to be in that phase for the rest of my life. I always want to be a work in progress - growing, learning, and thriving! —
If you’ve had that mirror moment like me, know that you don’t have to keep feeling that way! Are you ready to change your life in 2019? Drop a ❤️ below to join me on my journey! —
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