Because the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step... My #transformationtuesday just happens to be taking place on #tbt when I'm taking a moment to be thankful for my #thickthighs.
This takes the cake for revealing social media photos for me so I went back and forth a lot this morning about it, but I wanted to focus on what's important: the beautiful changes the body can make. .
When I came home from my first deployment in 2013 my life was a mess. It didn't get much better and toward the end of the year it rock bottomed. I was angry and lost and struggling to find purpose. I've always been active but I hit an all time low and at the time all I did for stress relief was run. LITERALLY. I could run for miles and miles. You can imagine for an already lean body that pretty much leads straight to stick figure town 🚹. I picked up a weight with purpose and dedication for the first time in the spring/summer of 2014 and haven't looked back. This is my nod of approval to myself. Part of my change from spring 2014 to January 2017. Could I have done more- absolutely. But this is my chance to look at those moments side by side and know that the choices I have made have changed me for the better, inside and out. . .
Here's to hoping that the next flash back will be years from now with equally shocking difference and achievement.
_______________________________________________ "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength." -Mahatma Gandhi
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