I’m not perfect. I’m not a model. I’m not a Barbie doll.
I’m not a cheerleader. I’m not a bikini competitor. I’m not a fitness expert.
And, I no longer want to be.
I daily have struggles to stay on the right path but I found a network of people who aren’t detrimental to my health. Who share inspiration not to starve, but TO EAT. That encourage each other not to punish themselves for their mistakes but learn and grow from them.
I’m a woman who’s made a lot of mistakes. I’m a woman who’s struggled with her weight her entire life, no matter how low or high that number may have been.
I’m a woman who found a way to overcome years of emotional abuse. I’m a woman who found a way to stop hating herself and want to be HEALTHY not SKINNY.
I’ve finally found a way that I don’t obsess over the scale. I don’t count calories. I don’t obsess over how much I have to work out to burn whatever was put into my body. I don’t obsess over that little bit of belly. I don’t obsess over a size 0, or hitting my height’s underweight BMI.
I no longer obsess over the mirror and look at my reflection 1000x a day. I no longer obsess over what I’m going to say to get out of a meal. I no longer purge when I feel like I’ve failed. I no longer have 10 bottles of diet pills in my cabinet along with a box of x-lax.
I no longer have to eat like a rabbit. I no longer strive to hear “OMG you’re SO skinny”. I no longer want to look like the girls in the magazines. I no longer want to suppress my appetite.
I no longer care what anyone else thinks of me.
I’m a woman on a journey to be in the best shape of my life. No matter what shape that is.
I’m working on being strong and confident.
I now have a job that motivates me to be healthy and strong. I can never truly thank the 21 Day Fix and Beachbody enough for helping me change my life.
I am eternally grateful.
Each day counts.