I know I just posted a (kind of) progress photo set documenting my white jacket, but in doing so, I was looking through some of my earliest posts on here to try to find the original white jacket post to link it up as a reference (does anyone actually look at those? I don’t know. Maybe they’re more for my reference - ha!).
Anyway, in looking at my earliest posts, I was kind of shocked to see myself. Sometimes I feel like I my body has hardly changed, and looking at those posts, I remember being SO proud when I posted them of the little bit of progress I made. But really, I kind of look like a new person now.
It seems like the further I get on this journey, the harder I am on myself. In reality, I need to be patting myself on the back more. I’ve worked hard for the body I have now, and while I am constantly reminding myself of how far I need to go, I need to be reminding myself more of how far I HAVE come in this journey. My biggest adjustment I need to be making is one in my attitude. I think if I change that and remember that this is a journey of loving myself, the rest will come naturally. If I love myself, then I’ll do the all the things I need to treat my body right.
So from December 2010 (and that’s probably not even at my heaviest!) to February 2013, I can see that I’m a new woman. I’m happier, healthier, and have taken control of my life. In case you’ve been feeling down on yourself lately, I want to encourage you to take a moment and appreciate how far you’ve come. I don’t care if you’re 2 days or 2 years into your journey, you’re moving in the right direction, and THAT is what truly matters. You’ve decided to make a better life for yourself, and for that you should be damn proud.