6 years between these 2 pictures. Maybe my legs & arms are a little thicker now🤔🤣! •
It is hard to be patient for visible results when your working so hard toward you goals. It doesn’t happen over night. I will tell you the changes that took place inside happened a lot quicker than 6 years. As I started fueling my body with the more food & working out I started feeling more energy, more confident, happier & less stressed....I’m telling you those endorphins are real! When the physical changes aren’t happening as quick as you’d like remember the changes inside that are taking place😘💪🏼!
Today could have been better. A lot better.
This morning at the doctors I found out that I’m going to need surgery (not on my hip). I’ve never had surgery or any stitches. I’m not worried about the actual surgery part, I’m just not looking forward to recovering time. I’m not good with pain. Kind of bummed that all this hard work will have to be put on hold for awhile and start over when I’m better. So until my surgery day, I’m going to continue to bust my butt in the gym.
And earlier today, my wonderful step mom Bernice, her dad passed away today. My heart breaks because he’s no longer here but we are at peace with it because he’s no longer suffering. He was diagnosed with lung and bladder cancer not very long ago. All I can say is CANCER SUCKS!!!!! I HATE it! I wish cancer would just go and die and stop killing our loved one. Ugh! Anyways, needless to say....I worked out HARD tonight because I just don’t do good with bad news and well, it’s healthier then having a drink or 5.
Good night ❤️ BeBold.BeYou. Fearfully and wonderfully made. •
I was so so down on myself this past week. My car was in the shop. At work I have felt rushed and stressed like every single day. Sleep schedule has been off. You name it and all these things were stressing me tf out! I didn’t go to the gym for five days in a row, my ongoing personal goal is to never skip more than three in a row.
AND TODAY I WENT TO THE GYM. 💪🏼 it is so easy to tell yourself to stay in bed or to quit. Or to discourage yourself but in the end you feel good when you push yourself. Little lesson of the day!
📷 @lee_lhgfx | A lot of you don’t know this about me, but I struggled with accepting my body image in the past. The lack of self love I had was mostly because I felt I didn’t have beautiful breasts. I didn’t feel like a woman and I had a lot of insecurities every time I entered a new relationship. It took me around 10 years to really love myself as I am and embarace the flaws and convert them into strengths. If you are wondering, “how the hell did you achieve this?!?” The answer lies within yourself. I stopped comparing myself to other women on Instagram and I stopped looking for others approval, instead I started to focus on myself, I made a promise to myself I was going to work on my attitude against me and decided that enough was enough. Feeling sorry for myself, feeling scared and buying padded bras to fit in societies’ standards disgusted me, it made me sick with MYSELF. I allowed people to get so deep into my psyche that I in turn started to hate ME. So I made the decision to work on it inside out. Focused 100% of my energy to start working out regularly, eat healthier, and do fun activities with people that uplift me instead of people with the same negative mindset. When you create a positive environment, it becomes that much harder to fall into the negative thoughts. So my advice to all of you suffering from self-hate, depression from body image and negative thoughts, is to reach out for help and take the baby steps into creating a healthy mindset. Body aesthetics will follow, but it is the hard truth that loving YOURSELF starts from the INSIDE, mind first. 💞