Okay this is a bit (VERY) terrifying/embarrassing to share but in the hope that being honest and launching pride aside allows 1 person to relate ... Left Pic (end of 2017): A girl who was miserable for many many reasons for many years. Lost a lot of things, lot of friends, relationships, confidence, opportunities. Reached lowest point in my life. Only things I gained were weight and anxieties. Becoming a hermit, battling mental health and it ruining my life, not being a great person toward myself nor to others. The depression and helpless entrapment and feeling ashamed of so much.
Right Pic(current day): A gal who promised herself for YEARS & YEARS she'd change (but had many failed attempts) HAS in the last 6 months taken steps, and taken time to work on her mind AND body. Yes there's some small physical changes but the MENTAL changes have been of the biggest/most fundamentally important. Mind comes first. Each day carries its own challenge. It's hard work, working on yourself. There's no 'overnight' change or results but making the choice is the first step. Taking time to work on me is never and will never be a regretful decision. Always learning more about my relationship with/toward myself and how that impacts the way I treat others. I'm STILL not "perfect" and never will be but I no longer slaughter myself for not fitting that ideal - as that is part of what created the life in left pic in the first place. So to whoever sees this it's never about 'until I reach my goals' or some set number on a scale definition...or what other people think, it's a lifestyle change. That negative mindset can so quickly creep in and send you back to old patterns -but part of a new you is new potential, new friends, new mindset strengths. I hope those are what will steady me and give me the tenacity to make the effort to maintain.
For the first time entering a new year in the beginnings of feeling the ways I never have before but always wanted to. It's changed everything. Long way to go still but I'm in motion and that counts.
Progress... however small. 💪
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