Last week I found myself looking through old pictures. A couple of years ago this activity would have been…difficult.
I would look at a picture and see everything but myself. I would see a visible belly outline and an extra chin. I would see every calorie I had ever consumed and every mile I didn’t run. I would see every failure, every rejection, every cruel joke at my expense. I would see a before picture.
Luckily, 3 years ago some crazy lady on the internet suggested to me that maybe I didn’t have to hate myself. It’s been a tug-o-war, kicking, screaming, 1 step forward, 3 steps back, all out brawl kind of journey. There have been
days weeks months where I thought that it was hopeless. It took courage to keep coming back but it was worth it!
This time was different. I saw pictures of myself that I used to hate and now I think that I actually look really nice! I love my crazy hair, my visible belly outline, my soft curves. I looked at myself with love. It was an experience I have never had before. I am so proud of how far I’ve come and I am so happy to keep going!
Now it’s my turn to be the crazy lady on the internet. I know that everyone reading this knows these negative feelings or has known them at some point. I promise that you are worthy of love and unconditional acceptance. You are worthy of being looked upon and adored. You are worthy of respect and admiration. You. Are. Worthy!!