11 hours ago
I’m sharing a side by side photo of me in a bathing suit to catch your attention, do I have it? Good. Now listen up.
The girl on the left is the same girl that became the smart, confident, and happy smiling girl on the right. Neither girl is worse or better than the other, they are each on a journey to becoming their best, strongest selves.
And while part of that journey revolves around fitness and nutrition and being healthy the really important part of it happened on the inside. I grew from a self conscious, soft spoken person who was unsure of herself and her abilities into someone who really knows herself, knows her worth, and isn’t afraid to go after what makes her happy.
As a college student I always thought that when I had the perfect body the rest of my life would be perfect too. As an semi-adult I know better. The outside doesn’t equate to the inside. But instead the inside allows the outside to shine through.
Taking care of my mental and emotional well being allowed me the ability to care for my outer body too. It’s a balance though. Some nights (like tonight) I’m choosing pizza and ice cream and I spent literally the entire day on the couch with my fiancé watching Love on Netflix and kitty cuddling. Tomorrow I’m getting up early and sweating and studying and meal prepping. And just like both girls in the photos above are beautiful in their own ways, both days are perfectly needed and necessary too. This is what my balance looks like, and for me, that’s okay.
Bottom line I wanted to share with this side by side transformation is to find the things in life that allow you to be you and then chase them, Work them, and be them. And know that no matter where you may be on your journey, you’re exactly where you need to be in this moment. Above all, always, love yourself. || #ChooseYou