Three years ago I was in a place where I kept “restarting” my journey over and over and over. The program I started with in October 2015 was 21 days long and I would do 3 days here and stop, a week long then stop, completely gave up through the holidays, attempted a couple days in January. I never shared what was going on with me with my coach, but I shared these two pictures at the different points in my life not knowing I had progressed even the slightest bit within 3 months! When I shared the picture on the right, when I shared the picture on the left and when I still look in the mirror today - no matter how much my body has changed & progressed I still find myself in disbelief (even now from time to time!) of how far I’ve come and I see something closer to what’s on the left, but 30lbs heavier than that, with braces, sporting baby blue ringer tees with rhinestones. People tend to always remember themselves at their worst. I’m so guilty of that.
I’ve been reading @shaunt ’s book T is for Transformation and I’ve found him to be more relatable than expected! Reading about how he was his heaviest at the beginning of college & how he still sees himself that way sometimes hits my core. I feel that, man.
My coach made this progress photo and text it to me 3 years ago. I was in shock!!!! I didn’t believe in my own strength!! But it empowered me to share it with our group(🏽 to read my post). That shock was recognizing change. That shock was recognizing my power. That shock was recognizing the belief in myself no matter how much the voice inside my head said otherwise. I had to learn to change that voice. And it started with this post in one of the very first accountability groups I ever took part in.
If you watch my stories from my work out this morning, you’ll see that the work out was silent. Shaun T talks about how the voice inside your head is what will carry you through sustainability when no one else is there to push you. I feel that, man. THAT hits my core. #LoveLifeTribe - 1 hour ago