LOOSE SKIN AFTER WEIGHT LOSS REAL TALK
I have loose skin after weight loss and that’s ok, it’s just part of the journey. Loosing 100lbs was the battle of my life. If I could publicly claim it as the war of the century, I would! It took me 5 years, 3 months, and 3 days to lose the weight but since that moment I’ve spent every day reminding myself that the real battle is within my own heart.
Learning to love myself with the body I have now that the fat is gone
This photo was taken a few years ago at a Train Dirty Fitness certification I held. I remember when I saw this photo, I was so upset. I wasn’t mad at who posted it, I was mad at myself.
Self Made Anger
I was so angry. Mad that I still wasn’t #goodenough in my eyes. Mad that I didn’t measure up to the expectations I was certain my followers had of me. I was just plain….mad.
Questioning My Own Self
👉🏻How was I supposed to be taken seriously in the fitness world if it shows in loose skin from my 100lb weight loss. People wouldn’t want me to teach them because I had a belly roll when I sit. Was the owner of a fitness company allowed to even look like this? Would I be ridiculed by other fitness professionals?
Accepting Imperfection IS The Goal
👉🏻I was wrong. No one needs a perfect leader, they just need someone willing to admit imperfections and be real. We are all imperfect. Me, you, them — we all have imperfections. Accepting ourselves as we are is the goal, not achieving perfection.
Talking To Myself Like I Am My Own Friend
👉🏻The things I said about myself were so horrible, I wouldn’t even include them in this blog. I would never have said those things to a friend or even my worst enemy. I wish I could go back to this day. I would retract all the ugly and cruel things I said to myself. I didn’t deserve to be treated that way. I didn’t talk to myself as a friend, that’s for sure.
Tips To Change Our Thought Process
👉🏻Tell yourself every day you are beautiful, you are loved, and you are #goodenough. What your mind thinks, your mouth speaks and what your mouth speaks, your heart hears.
👉🏻Stop the self hate. Don’t look at what’s wrong with your body, instead focus on the positive.
👉🏻Choose to believe you don’t have to be perfect to be loved.
👉🏻Accept compliments given to you by your friends and family. Stop waving off the kind words offered to you.
Let’s Make A Pact
👉🏻Let’s agree to Love Yourself Harder every day. No more self hate and no more questioning if people can accept us as we are. We accept us and that’s all we need.