I started 2018 with 1 primary goal in mind: Challenge myself to live outside my comfort zone.... and mannnnn did I ever! . .
I don’t think the Cristina of previous years would recognize myself now, or even think I would EVER be posting a picture of myself in a bikini out there for the world to judge....Real talk: This is the same girl that 1 year ago was still refusing to lay on her stomach at the beach because she didn’t want people seeing her 🍑 with stretch marks🙄...the insecurities were overwhelming!! (And that’s not even the worst of it Bahha😂) .
I, alone, was stopping myself from achieving so much more in life because of fear and criticism...so this past weekend I made my pro-debut in AC, i took a chance, and I put myself out there for criticism and judgement. Did I place? No. Could I have done better? Yes, my body wasn’t as tone as it had previously been. Was I disappointed? Of course...but I did it. I got up there, took a risk and I did what I could....
But the magical part of all of this is what happened afterwards...Amidst my 1 man pity party while stuffing my face with apple pie...people started to message me, saying they were proud of me, and that I was inspiring and motivating them to reach their own goals or even just get up and go to the gym....🤯 wwhhhhaaatttt?!? I never imagined that little goofy me would EVER be and inspiration to anyone...and hearing those words, lit a spark right back in me. I can’t express what it meant to have people reach out to me, the texts, the calls, the FaceTime messages, the poem (Bahha @) the shirts, the DMs...you are what kept me going, and I thank you all!!
The past few days have been filled with lots of indulging with the hubs, and it has been wonderful.
2018, you have been epic....2019 you have some big shoes to fill, and I’ve got goals for you 💕 I’m coming back stronger and better 💪🏻