EmpoweredΒ 

  Where there is a will, there is a way

This image empowers me to be my best and know that anything is possible. I will succeed with my journey once I support others in reaching their destination by finding my own. How ironic is it that we only find ourselves by being of service to others.

That our dreams are all intertwined somehow…that my struggle, my journey one day may benefit many.

Fitting Room Doom

Nothing is worst than attempting to go shopping after gaining a few lbs. what a feeling! πŸ˜³πŸ˜°πŸ˜”πŸ˜«πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜―πŸ˜ŸπŸ˜ πŸ˜€πŸ˜£πŸ˜Ά or feelings rather. I’ve been trying to make peace with myself and the consequences of my actions, but it’s not an easy road.
There I was staring at the mirror feeling disappointed, frustrated and a little desperate. I wanted the weight off NOW, for that moment I hated every bulge and extra lump I saw through the dress I tried on, let’s not talk about my thighs πŸ™ˆ. I reminisced a little about the times shopping felt seamless. I could go into a fitting room and it was so difficult to choose an outfit because everything fit perfectly. I left the fitting room that day extremely quiet with nothing in my hands, just a sullen look on my face as if the world had just collapsed on me. I wandered in my thoughts like a lost dog unable to find its way home. It lasted a while….all the negative thoughts and feelings.
It’s not like I didn’t know what had to be done, I’ve done it before…but I wasn’t taking any action despite feeling this way. I’ll start tomorrow I said, that became next month, June ….here I am still the same.
Then I bumped into this post my friend posted today:
if you put all the energy you put towards hating your body into changing it, you would be amazed with the results
Aha!
I know this so why do I torture myself? Anyone that struggles with weight is familiar with this merry go round that occurs emotionally.
How do we get off this unpleasant ride…..
We’ll be exploring that together, this is the first time I am journaling my experience. I’ve been here numerous times and have gotten myself back. I am determined not only to understand the mechanisms that have me go from one end to the other but stick to it.
No fad diets

No supplements

No juicing

No extreme dieting

No tricks
Let’s begin here:

So you screwed up…..ate one too many slices of pizza….ACCEPT IT. All the beat up in the world is not going to change that. Start loving your body and believe you will make gradual changes.

Easier said than done I know! Practice being nice to yourself everyday, until you make it a habit.

Choose something every morning you find beautiful about yourself, it could be your lips, or the way your skirt hugs your hips, those awesome calves, a perfect hair day….your choice. Admire yourself because you are a beautiful being worthy of love no matter the size.
Not so healthy but happy,
JaquΓ­