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I am amazingly proud of the progress I've made in my healthy journey. Really I am. I've slimmed down. Lost 43 lbs total since I began! I've drawn out muscles from hiding spots I never even knew existed! My arms are so toned, I've got calf and quad muscles! People tell me I look AAAAAmazing all the time. An for the most part I FEEL amazing. But I believe we all have one thing about ourselves that no matter how much people compliment us, we'll always secretly think, " but if only you'd see my _____, you'd probably think differently." For me, it's my abs. I'm tryin SOOOOO hard to tighten them, but truth be told, I've had 4 babies in that belly an I'm not sure if I'll ever see a 6 pack. Doesn't mean I'll quit trying. Quite the opposite actually. But still...it doesn't stop me from getting down sometimes when I look down and don't "see" a 6 pack.
An then I get a wake up call this morning that said, "STOP BEING SO HARD ON YOURSELF!" In the most innocent comment from my 12 yr old son...
"Mom, look at your ABS!!!" I kinda blew it off like "what abs?!" But honestly, I think he was that small nudge of confidence telling me, don't be so hard on yourself Emily, you're doing amazing! Celebrate the small milestones, instead of wallowing in self pity. Cuz your children are amazingly proud of you, an you're setting an amazing example for them. CELEBRATE your accomplishments!
Let us all stop being so harsh on ourselves and start believing that anything is possible as long as we DON'T QUIT!
So do I have some extra flab, from 4 pregnancies, yup sure do! Do I need to be ashamed of it and hide it, hell no! It carried 4 beautiful babies in there! Do I have a 6 pack there yet? Nope...but I got goals! An I won't stop just because it's taking me a little longer to get them. I'll just dig deeper and trust and believe that in due time and with hard work, consistency, effort, dedication and discipline, I WILL get them one day!
Don't ever give up my friends! You. Can. Do. It!!