𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 January 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏
I remember the picture on the left so clearly.
It was exactly a year ago, and I was in search of spring clothing for an upcoming trip to Punta Cana.
I felt so uncomfortable in my skin that day, left the store, and texted my best friend that nothing fit right and I felt huge.
I was working out a lot and making progress.
I was eating well during the week.
But I was still struggling with emotional eating on the weekends.
I was still unhappy with the way I looked.
I was still battling the emotions that kept me lacking confidence.
Shortly after, the pandemic hit, and I decided enough was enough.
I chipped through my weight loss journey slowly and strategically.
I started eating MORE to avoid the weekend struggles.
I stopped buying food I knew would trigger me.
I started keeping myself accountable with daily weigh-ins.
I started working out LESS but more efficiently.
I occasionally hear that I’m too skinny now, or too focused on the way I look, or not living a healthy lifestyle, and I want to remind you that it is really difficult to tell the most important piece of a transformation from a picture.
The biggest thing that transformed over the past year was my mindset.
I was able to regain control of my nutrition.
I was able to learn and understand what was truly keeping me from making progress.
I was able to get my body to a place where I felt comfortable and confident so that I could start to address the internal piece.
And to be fully honest my mindset isn’t where I want it to be just yet.
But those action steps were the first piece of the puzzle to get me closer to confidence.
Closer to addressing the underlying struggles of body image.
Closer to transforming my relationship with food and my body.
𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩 𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞.