Sometimes, when you have been on your healthy lifestyle journey for so long and have seen numerous changes and results, it seems weird that you once used to look very different.
Yesterday, I was looking at my memories on Facebook and came across the picture on the left with friends (friends have been cropped out for privacy). The picture was dated from 2014. I also found another throwback picture from 2015. These pictures were years before I truly took my health seriously and at a time where I didn't think I looked or felt bad. I looked at the picture and was like, "Who is that!" When I realized that the girl in the flowered wrap around dress and denim jacket was me, I was floored. I knew at the time when this picture was taken that I was overweight, but when comparing to how I look and feel now, I didn't realize how overweight I was! It made me more glad that I started taking my health more seriously at the time that I did!
I share this not to gloat at my progress, but to serve as an inspiration to someone. Starting a healthy lifestyle journey is taking a huge step toward better health, and it is not easy at first. I want you to know that, if you think that you cannot do it, that it will be too hard, that I am here for you. I will be your motivator, your cheerleader, your accountability partner. Every day will not be perfect. There will be some rough days. It happens to all of us. Just keep going, keep pushing. Celebrate every win. Take it one day at a time. You can do this.