The Scariest Post I’ve Ever Shared

Ok, y’all. I’m about to do something I’ve never done before.

I shared earlier this week that I was inviting you all along on my health and fitness journey. If you noticed, I’m not calling it a “weight loss journey” or “diet” or anything to do with “slimming down” or getting “thin.” While a lower number on the scale would be awesome, my main goal is to be healthier. I want to have a healthy body. A body that moves how it should when it should. A body that looks just as good naked as it does clothed. A body that makes me feel strong and sexy and proud. I haven’t had that body in very long time, and I’m ready for it back a comeback.

They say the first step in solving any problem is recognizing that there is a problem. I started this step a few weeks ago, but today shit’s about to get really real. Since I started focusing on my health, the number on the scale has been dropping but very slowly. Much more slowly than I would hope or expect. Then I realized that my workout approach was likely building muscle just as fast as I was burning fat so my weight wasn’t changing. But my body was. I could feel it in my pants and shirts and the underwear that wasn’t so tight anymore. People have suggested that I take my measurements to notice my body’s evolution, but I’m a much more visual person so …

Here it is. Brace yourselves …

I told you I was going to be honest and real here. How’s that for honesty?! Clothed, I look okay. The lumps and bumps are easily concealed. Half-naked is a different story. Look at that frowny face belly button! She’s wanting desperately to turn that frown upside down, and hopefully it’ll happen soon. On September 1st, this image should look a bit different. And maybe I’ll even be brave enough to lose the emoji face cover. Who knows? But while I work on myself in the coming months, I’ll be focused on numbers that actually matter. Body measurements (and photos) instead of scale readings. Will I step on the scale? Of course. Will I be a slave to its numbers? Hopefully not. 

If you’re interested in following along on my journey, you can find me in all the usual places:

Instagram: mb_gets_fit

Ladies Only Facebook group (sorry, guys!)

Twitter: @mbcrissman



  1. Very proud of you! You got guts, maybe it’s because you look good to begin with!

  2. I’m with you. Health is the most important thing, and to be honest appearance second. I don’t tend to pay much attention to numbers on a scale

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