You know how you can feel like you’ve put on some pounds, but never really
think realize that you have gained weight??
That has been me over the last few years. I am working out to Jillian Michaels videos and trying to get be more active in my life. I was going through my pictures from the past two years and saw how much heavier I used to be. I can really see it in my face and by my body language.
I would always post my profile picture as just my face, as I always felt that my face and smile were beautiful. Never have I ever wanted to show a full-sized body shot as my profile picture because I didn’t really feel proud of my body as a whole. When I looked back at my old photos from last year, I see how much I’ve changed, both physically and mentally.
I feel more confident today and I do full-body poses with no hesitation<3 This is my body today, and I’m OWNING IT!
I told my husband this afternoon that I wanted to go walking on a nearby trail. We walked over 3 miles together and it was a lot of fun. We want to be the active couple that is healthy, not the couple that grows fat together, along with many medical ailments. We’re too young and we know we can do something about it.
Last year, I knew I wasn’t where I wanted to be weight-wise, but I still felt safe with my weight as if I had nothing to worry about. When I saw this picture of me about a year ago, I could not believe that was me. It was my very first class of grad school, and I’ll never forget how I felt in that moment because I was so excited to start something new. Even though I was happy, fat was something that I didn’t feel. It took me almost a year to realize that I was on my way to a weight that got out of control. No matter what size my body will be, I will always continue to be happy for what my body can do. I am grateful that I am able to run,walk, tone myself to Jillian Michaels, and just work it. Like the Nicole Byer from my favorite show “Girl Code” states,
Yes, always!! No matter what size!
As I continue to get healthier, I will make sure to always keep a photo journal of myself to really see my progress. I put these two photos together because I know there is a difference from the person I was last year to the person I am today.