I can't remember the number of times I spoke so poorly of myself TO MYSELF in the mirror, cause I'm crazy like that, still am..........
I CAN remember the first time my, at the time, 2 year old, told me to "move your fat mommy, put that pillow on it, it's in the way".......THAT was a telling moment.....and one that I'll NEVER FORGET.
How did a 2 year old know what "fat" was? Well I know.....from ME.....all those times I cut myself up! Those times I got dressed and asked Shaun "do i look fat?", those times that I got ready and looked at myself in the mirror saying "argh, my butt looks so big" or "I can't wear this".....or "how did I let this happen?".
I've BEEN there......I've suffered the emotional devastation of knowing that I contributed to my young daughter's conception of body image.....hopefully something I've done enough to change given the changes I've made....but let's be honest.....I STILL cut myself up......the moment I started working out I set the bar for unlimited expectations of myself......
The truth is that we are NEVER satisfied with ourselves. I STILL think I could do better and I STILL think I can't wear certain things (which Im happy for in many cases, those ass hanging out shorts......ya, ill NEVER do that even if i DO some day rock a solid tushy.........alas I digress......)
My point is that it's NOT too late to start.....to make small changes DAILY to contribute to a better well-being, whether you increase your water intake, or your veggie intake, or start doing 10 minutes of activity a day.......THAT COUNTS.....every single baby step counts.
If you find that this post speaks to you.........don't think that you're alone.......so many of us have been there. I'm JUST like YOU!!!!
If you've been holding back on messaging me or aren't quite sure how to get started MESSAGE me and I can help guide you with nutrition or fitness.....You can invest in a program or NOT.......there are many things you can do at home to get started!
Change doesn't happen overnight but it does take a shift in mindset.....commitment.....dedication.....and SUPPORT!!!!! I've got that part covered for you! My group here on Facebook is LARGE and IN CHARGE and I have NO DOUBT that we can help you find the motivation to get started and continue to provide the inspiration and support to help you reach your goals!
You're so worth it! It won't happen over night, but I can ASSURE you that the process is WORTH IT!!!!!!