Never be ashamed of your story, one day it will inspire others.
This is my progress of far in 2016. The photo on the left is from January and the photo on the right is from this morning and these photos represent a 4LB weight loss. I started my fitness journey in August of 2013 and what I’ve learned over the past couple of years is that, like any journey or progress in life, you will have your seasons of high and low. The quicker you learn that you may not live the same way in each season, the easier it is to understand your abilities to live life to the fullest.
In the first year of my fitness journey, my progress was so defined by the numbers on the scale. I wouldn’t say that I was defined by it, but it definitely was used as a measurement to my success and efforts. In the past year I’ve been learning that the scale really doesn’t mean much and shouldn’t mean much. I know this, but from time to time it takes me a little convincing, a lot of self reassurance, and progress pictures to prove that there is change happening despite the rate of the results. Because society has trained us to think that “instant” or “fast” results is the right answer, we’ve built this insecurity in ourselves when we do not see the results as quickly when comparing to past seasons in our journey or others.
A number lost on the scale doesn’t define “healthy”.
The number of days in the gym with no rest days does not define “healthy”. Eating a low carb diet does not define “healthy”.
The definition of health is: enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit. Being healthy is an attitude, its a feeling, its defined by someone having physical strength and not illness. Being healthy means you can live whole heartedly, joyfully, and that you have the ability to promote healthy habits in both the way you move and nourish your mind and body.
#iamhealthy and this morning I woke up realizing that I need to stop being so hard on myself about how far I’ve come because this life is not a race, its a journey and maybe its not about becoming anything. Maybe its about reinventing the woman I was so that I can be who I was meant to be in the first place. (sorry for the late #transformationtuesday)