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:
Ladies Only Facebook group (sorry, guys!)