I got a hard dose of reality today while shopping for work pants. Not only have I gone up a size, but I haven't been this "big" since I was two months postpartum with Ivan. I try not to look at labels or let numbers get me down, but it was a pretty big wake-up call. I've had every excuse in the book to slack off. From my recent carpal tunnel diagnosis, my hormones out of whack from weaning Ivan and my personal struggles with depression and anxiety. You'd like my nutrition would be horrible and my workouts non-existent. ♀️ BUT I AM workingout. I AM eating right. I. AM. STUCK. I want to give up. I want to throw it all away. But I CAN'T !! I promised myself that I would do EVERYTHING In my power to be healthy, both body AND mind! So if you are feeling stuck welcome to the club I'm right there with you. ♀️♀️♀️ But remember we can push through this plateau and hit our goals We just have to put in the work. #YouCanDoIt
I wanted to post something super real. In just the last 24 hours I've talked to multiple people about this, so obviously it's something that comes up a lot. As women, we are SO hard on ourselves. We talk about all the things we don't like about ourselves, all the people on Instagram we wish we looked like, or about how "perfect" someone else's life is. STOP. Stop it RIGHT NOW. Social media can be such a wonderful platform to meet other badass women with the same ideals as your own, but it is also such a crappy place. So many people photoshop or filter their photos or only post the good things, because let's be real who really wants to show the bad?! Something I will never do is photoshop my images, because let's be real I couldn't figure it out if I tried and that's just not me, what you see it what you get. Another thing I will never do, buy my followers, I want people to follow me because they want to follow me, not because I've paid some silly app. No thanks.
So this picture on the right is my 10 months post party photo and what I would LOVE to look like. I was 10lbs lighter but honestly I was weak. Then there is what I look like now. I could tell you all the things I think are wrong. Cellulite on my booty, stretch marks on my legs... but guess what! I have learned to LOVE this body. To love my curves, to love my strength, but most importantly I'm loving the person on the inside. The person who doesn't care what people think!
Love yourself. Love the skin you are in. We ALL have our flaws, but we all have something SO AMAZING, we are all unique! LOVE YOURSELF. No matter your size or shape!