Stay with me here for a second on this one, cause we are all guilty of this. I have this image of myself, about 10 months after I had my son, and I was tiny. About 20 pounds lighter then I am now. I was stressed, busy, and very very tired….
but I was skinny!!! It took me a long time to figure out that is not the person I am now, especially when I get on a scale or get a look at myself in a full mirror.
I am here now, not back there. And, I have to tell you how liberating it is. I love my body just the way it is.
When I talk to people about running, or fitness, I hear these words: “I USE to be able to do….” But your not anymore. O.K. great. Let’s move on, shall we? The hardest, but a essential “first step” to a life changing fitness journey is accepting where you are right now. It’s hard, but very very needed, because it’s paralyzing to keep comparing yourself to other people or comparing yourself to a memory of what you use to be. You feel bad for “letting yourself” get to your current state (which is bullshit) or you want to “wish” you could go back to that, but you can’t. Your not that anymore. Sorry. Its for the best, and you are better. You are here. You are awesome. Now, we can move forward. Now. Here. This.