So, I’m about to make another one of those confessions of mine…ai…and you all know how loooong and deep it can get- btw I’m really taking a big risk putting myself out there- but here’s the thing – there’s a reason I am sharing this with you… learn from MY mistakes. I am proud of my achievement and managed to have made this drastic transformation not just to my body but my entire being. I know I have been placed in this place for a reason. There’s a reason why I haven’t been posting pics of myself doing mountain climbers, push ups etc. I had a little issue with myself and body image.
See, we all want to lose weight fast or by a certain time and we get impatient with ourselves when we lose weight too slowly – this is when most of us give up while the other small percentage perseveres and work even harder to see results – like myself. The fact is I should have been more patient, and I should have trusted myself and the process a bit more. Don’t become despondent when you lose less than what your monthly goal was- trust the process.
Because I have lost so much weight so quickly, I am happier, stronger and fitter than ever…with excess skin around my belly. I cannot and do not want to lose any more weight, I tone/ workout diligently – but I have been told that no amount of ab workouts will rid me of the loose skin that actually looks like a flabby belly. It jiggles and hangs when I plank. It bothered me so much that I went to see a plastic surgeon who quoted me a brand new Polo Vivo. Of course I was devastated thinking I had worked so hard, now this.
Then it was time to get real with myself. I never had any intentions of becoming a bikini or lingerie model. I am a mother of a 13 year old and I am stronger and healthier than I have ever been in my life. This excess skin is not a nuisance nor a flaw but a representation of who and what I am. Like a warrior off the battlefields, walking proud with his battle scars, telling the world how he got each one, that’s me.
This is my body and it is my job to look after it, no-one else’s…and I will love ever inch, every dimple, every stretchmark. So, take your time to lose weight, keep it healthy and love it even from day one of your journey.
It’s not a race, it’s your life.