Quote Credit: Fit2Fat2Fit
I share a private Facebook page with a group of incredibly inspiring women. We come from all different walks of life and we each have our own unique and very different goals that we are striving to reach.
But, the one thing we share is the drive to be the best ME we can possibly be.
We share stories, swap recipes, give virtual Hi-Fives, offer encouragement, help soothe the “I ate that entire cake” regrets, challenge each other with exercise circuits and provide support to each other – no matter what. Some are incredibly active in the group. Others are fly’s on the wall. In whatever capacity they are participating, they are benefiting. We all are.
I posted the above picture first thing this morning with the following words:
I hate the scale this morning. Hate it so much I took out the measuring tape. Nothing gained, nothing lost. Holding steady.
Do I want to throw in the towel? Yes.
Do I want lypo? Yes (lol).
Lifestyle changes are hard. Balancing it all is harder. Starting off the day negative only leads to more negativity.
I’m reminding myself I’m athletic. That’s never a word I would have used 5 years ago to describe myself. I can kill an insanity routine followed by a weight session.
I may have fat. But I’M not fat.
Tell yourself something positive today.
And note: things are changing within you whether you see them or not.
I was very frustrated this morning, but I refused to allow those frustrations dictate my day. Negativity breeds negativity. Body shaming is something we all struggle with and the one thing we have got to get control of as strong, independent women.
In true fashion, a few of the ladies chimed in with words of encouragement and similar feelings.
One thing they have all said so far is: I needed to hear that.
Find something you like about yourself and say it out loud. Give yourself a pat on the back.
Change takes patience, time and focus.
Like the picture says: things are happening behind the scenes.
Trust the process, give yourself a Hi-Five and keep on moving.