Looking through old pictures like, woah! Who is this girl?! I do remember that she believed alot of things about herself... none of which were true.
I feel like I don't really even know her anymore! She was insecure, she was constantly talking down to herself, talking negatively about her body. She lacked motivation, drive and ENERGY. But most of all, she lacked confidence. .
I knew I needed some me time. It was just making a point to carve out the time! I needed to make ME a priority just like I did for everyone else. It was kids all day everyday. That part hasn't changed but mama needed a BREAK! A well deserved break I might add..because kids. (<<--My most used term these days) But luckily, I found it and I have never looked back. And now I look forward to that me time every day!! Some days it's described as longing, daydreaming, counting down the hours..whatever). The point is, I set aside to focus on Jaime! To focus on my health, and my soul!! There's something to be said about gaining confidence. I became so much more aware of who I was! I stopped caring so much about what other people thought and I definitely became much more confident in my momming abilities! When you are refreshed and your cup is full, then you're able to fill everyone else's. But i decided to take care of ME..and once that happened , everything else just fell into place.
This isn't about being the smallest version of yourself, this isn't even truly about how you look, because everyone should 100% love their bodies! I mean, of course! You should love yourself. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! You are unique, you are powerful and you are YOU But when I am healthy, I feel GOOD. Like, real good.