Over the past year, i have worked diligently on my body, both physically and mentally/emotionally. i am in better shape than i was a year ago, but i don’t look the way i thought i wanted to (i like dessert too much), but i’m not going to let it continue to keep me from enjoying life. truthfully, no size could have ever made me happy in the past. i went to great lengths avoiding being seen in a bathing suit, always saying no to the beach or the pool, but it’s always been that way. i was a tiny, active, size 00 who wouldn’t be caught dead without my board shorts to cover my legs at age 13—i thought they were huge. it’s perception and a mental game and realizing your self worth is not defined by your size. it’s meeting yourself where you are, and knowing that only you can control your happiness and the way you see yourself 🌞
*i wrote this earlier in the week, but listening to @msrachelhollis say essentially exactly the same thing during my 11 hour drive back from nc yesterday, really solidified it for me. i highly recommend #girlwashyourface if you are looking for a good faith based read on life and happiness!