Face to face Monday! A little bit of a different transformation for you! 👈🏻the picture on the left is 2014 when I was probably at my lowest point yet and definitely weighing the most ever. 👉🏻the picture on the right just a few weeks ago
I have been super hard on myself lately and just really feeling in a funk with multiple stresses. Feeling kind of stuck and like I've taken steps backward in my journey.
All until I find old pictures, compared to my now, that make me realize just how far I have came. 😃
I may not feel the strongest, or healthiest right now! But I can guarantee you that in the last 3 years my life has changed for the better.
I am still in this, and not giving up! Even just comparing my smiles in the two pictures. On the right you can see just how true and pure my smile and happiness truly is.
I am thankful for this journey, and thankful for where I am on my road to success! Staying positive and never quitting will bring great rewards!
For as long as I can remember I have lived for these evenings. Sandy toes, waves crashing, orange skies, good eats, smell of bonfires, oversized sweatshirts, snuggles and loads of laughter. Tonight my dood and I savored this.. and boy was it lovely. Happy summer and cheers to your beach 🌿💓🌻🌸🌊☀️✨
I love seeing people post their #mcm (Man Crush Monday!). Heck yes to men that you're crushing on! However, what I don’t like is knowing that some of the men we have chosen to surround ourselves with might not always be the type of men deserving that crush. Love tends to look the other way when red flags appear, especially when your heart is big. Do not let anyone -male or female, take advantage of that. 🙅🏻||•||•||•||•||
Yesterday I posted these photos on my story and got a lot of feed back. People reminding me of truth -the truth I choose to stand in today. So I want to remind YOU of the truth. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. You are RADIANT. You are ENOUGH. Your nose, your hips, your legs, your stomach, your eyes, your chest, your arms, your face. ALL of you is wonderfully made. Do not let anyone, for any moment, allow you to think differently. I choose to let these men and others get into my head and heart. It left my confidence defeated. It left me looking in the mirror more than I wanted to admit. It let negative self talk ruminate in my mind. 🙈
NO MORE. Let those words go. They are toxic and not meant to build you up. Constructive criticism is one thing. Paying someone to help you change your body, a whole other story. But putting someone down because of what you think needs to be different about their body -as our society, we have to stop this body shaming. Let’s choose to build one another up rather than tear one another down.
Together we can do this.
Together we are STRONG. 💕💪🏽💕