This is my first Flashback Friday post! Each Friday I will post from one of my many posts from last year. I don’t know about you, but I love going back and reading my old posts. It reminds me just how far I’ve come! This post is from from June 2011…enjoy! 🙂
Why is it that as women we put so much pressure on ourselves? We try to be the perfect wife, the perfect mom, have the perfect house or car, having the perfect job, and of course having the perfect body. We see celebrities gracing the covers of magazines who had babies, even twins, and are in a bikini the next day. We try to match that perfection and when we ultimately fall short we become discouraged. Why do we let society determine what perfection has to be? Why can’t we just be happy with who we are? This past week I was feeling particularly discouraged about a certain part of my body. When I asked my trainer if we could work on it a little more or differently, I believe his response was “Can I slap you now?” LOL He handed me a 50 lb kettle bell and told me to stand there declare I was not happy with where I am now. The fact that I am 2 lbs away from a 50 lb weight loss and that this certain body part is surely smaller than it was 5 months ago got lost in my thinking and wishing I was smaller NOW. 2 years ago when I started this journey I had ordered some capris online, and when they came in they were still too small even though I had lost 31 lbs. To be honest I couldn’t even get them all the way up. I decided to keep them anyway, you know…just in case. Today I weigh 7 lbs MORE than I did when they came in and was able to wear them to church this morning. I will forever shut up and quit complaining! The fact is I am in much better shape than I was 2 years ago. The fact is that slow weight loss instead of instant is not only healthier, but necessary if you want to be able to keep it off. And by the way, my trainer did not slap me, just brought me back to my senses. LOL It’s easy to get caught up in the fantasy that quick weight loss is the answer. If you are struggling with the last few pounds, or like me the last half of your journey, look back to where you began and see the progress you made. Take a picture of yourself now, compare it to where you used to be, sometimes all you need is a little reminder!