𝐈 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐬𝐚𝐰 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐰.⁣⁣

Even as a child, I remember walking with my mom and comparing her legs in the shadows to mine.⁣⁣
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𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘺… 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘺.⁣⁣
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2 years ago I had just moved back to Massachusetts. Feeling defeated, out of shape, and not wanting to be around anyone I would walk Sophie every day and consider it my workout.⁣⁣
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I wanted to hide so my eyes were constantly down, and I’d be face to face with my shadow.⁣⁣
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I was quickly reminded of my wide shoulders that I hated. ⁣⁣
My lack of a waist from my nutrition I couldn’t get under control. ⁣⁣
And those short stumpy legs.⁣⁣
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The other day while out for a walk with Sophie, I looked down and caught a glimpse of that same shadow. This time, I didn’t cringe. ⁣⁣
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It was such a good reminder that something seemingly so insignificant could be a true marker of the progress I’ve made over the past few years. ⁣⁣
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𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞.⁣⁣
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This had to do with my mindset, and sure with my body changing, but also in how I see myself. ⁣⁣
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𝘈 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴. ⁣⁣
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𝐄𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬. 🙌⁣⁣
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What is one non-scale win you can celebrate? ⁣

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