1 year. That’s the difference between these 2 photos. It’s so much more than just the physical. .
1 year ago today I decided that enough was enough and that I needed to start taking better care of myself. Mentally, physically and emotionally.
We had gotten back from vacation to sunny Florida a couple months prior where I felt totally uncomfortable. 4 months postpartum with my 3rd child and the weight wasn’t coming off. .
Sleep was elusive. .
I felt so uncomfortable in everything I wore. None of my pre-pregnancy clothes fit and I had a jiggly midsection that seemed like it was always visible. I hated trying to find a swimsuit online that I’d feel “ok” in, ordering it and “hoping” it would fit. I hated going out and trying to find a new skirt bottom because the one I bought was way too small. .
While you can just see they physical changes, I feel the mental and emotional changes. Honestly, they’re night and day different from where I was a year ago. I have more energy to play with my kids, my depression and anxiety levels are at an all time low for the first time since I had my first child 6 years ago. The fog has been lifted. My mindset and outlook is much more positive. I’m teaching my children the importance of being physically active and eating a balanced diet while also enriching their minds with positive affirmations. .
It’s so much more than just losing the weight. It’s losing all the negative self deprecating crap that goes along with it. .
It’s being the best version of myself, for myself and my family physically by choosing to move my body for at least 30 minutes a day and fueling it with Whole Foods to growing mentally and emotionally with personal development. .
Sure, I was a skeptic at first too. I had my doubts but once I jumped in and trusted the process, I was hooked. .
I feel so great I want to shout it from the rooftops. I want to pay it forward and help as many other women feel the same and tap into their true potential.