I can tell you that alot of my body has transformed and changed over these last two years. But what has changed most is what you can't see.
I used to be so hard on myself. I would try on clothes in the dressing room and hold my belly, squeezing it, as if to punish it for being there.
I used to hate scrolling social media and see people with smiles on their faces in bathing suits, because smiling was the last thing I wanted to do when I felt that exposed and vulnerable.
I still am working on emotional eating. For awhile, I had it under control, and slacked on my habits, and then it crept back in. But I have better tools now, and self awareness is the best one.
I still struggle with my chest. Hello, BF'ing 3 babies and losing a bunch of weight....yeah, let's just say they DON'T look like they used to. But I look at all of that as a blessing as something I was able to do, because there are a lot of women out there who wish for that journey.
But I am kind to myself. Most days, I can look past the things I struggle with and see a woman who has come really far. I am a better mom to 3 amazing kids, I have a better relationship with my husband because I worked on my mental health. I feel more confident in my body because I know the work I am putting into it is not in vain, its for my heart.
Wherever you are on your journey, stop for a moment and speak some kindness to yourself. We are never truly "there" when it comes to health. We always have something we wish was a little different, but instead of focusing on that let's focus on what we have, and how ENOUGH that is. And if you haven't spoken this to yourself lately... You are beautiful.
You are strong.
You are enough. - 1 day ago