🚨 #tbt alert! 🚨 This is me with my post workout smile today, and if you swipe ⬅️ you’ll see a side by side of me today versus me in March of 2015. I was “skinnier” in 2015 than I am now, BUT I’m smiling more today than I was three years ago!
Three years ago, I had just quit smoking three weeks prior, was eating an absurd amount of Oreos every night, and had gained a few pounds & my “skinny” clothes didn’t fit anymore. I had just done something MAJOR for my health, yet was unhappy with how I looked. I wanted to be thinner because I thought it would bring me happiness and confidence. SPOILER ALERT - it didn’t.
Today, I’m 10 pounds heavier and a size bigger than in my first before photo, yet I’m smiling. In three years, I lost and gained weight, I followed programs to a T and then stopped focusing on my health, and now I’m back at square one. I changed jobs a few times, I moved a few times, had a few break ups. But you know what else changed? MY PERSPECTIVE! My tummy squish represents an exploration in self acceptance. My size & weight doesn’t have to define me, nor dictate my mood. Today, I practice loving myself and my body, and I’m focused on being healthy instead of being “skinny.” Healthy isn’t just a number on a scale or fitting into the smallest size on the rack. Healthy is practicing self love and self care, and accepting everything that makes me who I am 💁🏻♀️💜 .
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