—-> Because not all transformations are physical.😏
that girl on the left was about 24 years old and hated her body. ..
I remember... this was one of the most STRESSFUL times of my life... I just got my first teaching job, I was in a super toxic relationship, partied ALL THE TIME and felt all the pressure to pretend I had it all together. ..
I had just lost 40 pounds from diet pills. I literally forced Myself to eat and took NyQuil to go to sleep every night.
I didn't care about being healthy.
I just wanted to be THIN. ..
I didn't care that those pills were ruining me on the inside. I didn't care that I would gain the weight back as soon as the doctor cut me off. ..
I thought that it was “genes". I thought that if i could just stay under 700 calories a day I would be beautiful. ..
It took the desire to be HEALTHY. It took ditching the number on the scale. It took a LOT of personal development to believe that I my self worth isn't society's version of how I should look. It took learning REAL FOOD, and patience in learning what works for my body. ..
It took sweat.
It took prayer.
It took dedication and consistency.
It took SUPPORT.
It took realizing that the mountains I was carrying I were meant to be climbed. ..
Now I don’t pretend I have it all together 😏 NOT EVEN CLOSE 😆 I embrace this beautiful mess we call life. I workout most days and I eat ice cream and tacos when the opportunity arises 👏🏽👏🏽 ..
I’m not the thinnest I’ve ever been, but I am the HAPPIEST I’ve ever been. And the best part—> it has nothing to do with how I LOOK. It has to do with healing my thought patterns and behaviors and stripping away all the false beliefs about myself that I had created in my mind. ..
Your past doesn't define you.
Your story..., it is beautiful. Especially all the ugly, messy parts. ..
Maybe The things you thought broke you were really just preparing you to be stronger than you ever knew ❤️💪🏽
.. I’m opening up my January bootcamp, where our focus will be healing from the INSIDE, and seeing results also on the outside 👌🏽 .. —-> link in my bio to join