When I posted the above selfie, I’ve received great feedback; and who doesn’t appreciate positive feedback? Even though I always welcome constructive criticism, positive comments and feedback, undeniably, give a warm and appreciative feeling. – If I’m being honest with you, this post was totally unplanned. I shot this casual look on a weekend running errands with my husband. I liked my simple and cute outfit, but I didn’t like the pictures, (except this cute little selfie that didn’t show my whole body). Why? you asked… Because… well, I thought I look fat in this outfit. I wasn’t going to post any other pictures beside the selfie on my social media pages, especially not on my blog. I was obviously concerned about the judgement and criticism I may receive… Yet, fast-forward to this morning, here I am sharing a whole head to toe picture of this look with the world!
This is me getting over my body consciousness and being vulnerable in the hope that this inspires someone out there. Isn’t it funny (and irritating) how sometimes you find yourself being proud of the little results you are seeing and the next day you’re beating yourself up, because a certain outfit (or situation) actually made you realize that you’re rather stagnant or going backward in your journey? I can totally relate!
A few days ago, I was all smile in front of my mirror pinpointing to my husband and kids the transformations I’m seeing on my body, and how some of my clothes are starting to fit again; and just a few days late, it’s that same me complaining about how I look fat in the picture and that I believe I gained more weight. Whether the latter is true or not, what is one to do? … And this is for all my ladies struggling with weight loss or any other situations in life! Keep working toward your goals and seek help if needed, but never give up or dwell on the things that aren’t working. Some things take time; and it’s okay. The end result, whether it’s long or short-term, is the definite reward that should keep you motivated and keep you going. Just remember that the goal is to be consistent in whatever positive action you’re taking toward your goals. Keep pushing, you will not lose.
Thank you for reading and have a great rest of the week!
Love & Light,
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