As women, we focus a lot on the way we look. When I first started my fitness journey, I myself used to focused way too much on my physical appearance. I was willing to do whatever it took to look a certain way- no matter how much cardio it took or how little I thought I had to eat to be “skinny”.
Because of this I developed an unhealthy relationship with food for a good portion of my life. I labeled foods as “good” & “bad”. I thought I could only eat certain foods to lose weight or be “skinny”. I became afraid to eat certain foods m. When I let myself eat those “bad” foods, I’d either end up binging & feeling terrible or I’d be really upset/disappointed in myself. Either way, I ended up hating myself for the decision.
I thought that if I got my “dream” body I would finally be happy. Months & months went by & I was still just as unhappy.
I was solely focused on what I looked like that nothing that I did was good enough. I lost one pound but it wasn’t good enough. I got the abs I wanted but I found another aspect of my appearance that didn’t look good enough for me. I was never able to truly see or appreciate any progress I made because I constantly thought anything I did just wasn’t good enough.
I knew that I needed to work on myself. I wanted to be truly happy. I wanted to truly feel comfortable in my own skin. The only way that was happening was if I worked on myself as a WHOLE.
I started reading self help books, trusting in the process, educating & doing my own research. I dedicated my time to truly invest in MYSELF- mentally, emotionally, spiritually & physically. I lost friends, ended relationships, skipped out on nights out & events, but in the end, I did it all for ME. & now here I am, the happiest, most positive version not myself. I smile often, laugh all of the time & am able to appreciate the progress I make in & out of the gym.
I may have rambled a little bit, but if you can relate to this in any bit, just know you’re not alone. I’ve been there. Many have been there. But, your life can be changed. I can’t stress it enough how important it is to work on yourself as a WHOLE.
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