I’m feeling a little brave today, so decided to share a progress photo. It’s not a before and after. I still feel I have a way to go to reach what feels right for me.
The photo on the left is from August 2013, the right from today, February 2014.
Let me be clear. I am a big believer in living life as much as you want, no matter what size you are. I don’t believe anyone should feel they have to hide away because they don’t meet the standard that society has set. There were few things I didn’t do because of my size. I believe we should respect our bodies, and treat ourselves with kindness. We should learn to love ourselves, and respond to ourselves as we do other people, and I had learned how to do this in my larger body. But I felt uncomfortable, and the beginning of September brought some rude awakenings around my health. So I decided it was time for me to take action, for my wellbeing, and I started a weight loss plan at the beginning of October. I already feel so much better physically, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little bit happy that my clothes are getting smaller. My training for the London Moonwalk is already much easier this year, and I don’t find myself getting quite so breathless if I exert myself a little.
I follow a plan, but it isn’t the sum total of my life. I still eat out, I still drink. Life isn’t on hold. But it’s different, and habits are forming for the better. xxx