To say that I am proud of myself is an understatement. This picture doesn’t just represent the physical process I have made, but more importantly the changes in my mindset. I have been on a self discovery journey since quitting my job in the end of 2017.
2018 was a year of many ups and downs. Feeling lost & lacking in confidence but knowing I was moving in the right direction. I thought I was taking care of myself but not really. I told myself that would be different this year & that it has. I was back in the gym consistently, paying no mind to what I put in my body for fuel. I felt stuck.
The opportunity came along to invest in myself & really put myself first. It has always been hard for me to really ask for help, but I felt desperate for change. I’m so grateful that I did!
These last 9 weeks have shown me that I am so much stronger than I ever gave myself credit for. I started counting macros & learning what was in food & how my body responds to different things. The transformation is not complete but clear in so many ways.
Learning to love myself for all that I am & can accomplish is so powerful! Learning to give myself grace with the peaks & valleys of life shows growth & resilience. Allowing myself to not take life so seriously makes asking for help so much easier.
I don’t know the answers to everything, but I do know that transformation inside & out is life changing and possible no matter where we are in life!
Here’s to the next 9 weeks and the 9 after that. I will always be worthy & confident in my own skin because that is what matters the most. May self discovery never end!
If you want to know some of the ways I have held myself accountable in making physical & mindset changes don’t hesitate to reach out! 💜
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Pull day vibe 👏🏻 I guess it’s getting old saying that every day my workout was an awesome one but it’s become the norm. So serious chat for a second - I’ve decided to focus on myself. Even in moments that it’s hard, I am being selfish. Growing up we were ALL taught that being selfish was a bad thing and I think that has led us into stretching ourselves SO thin and exhausting ourselves. And that’s just not fair to us. Sure we are supposed to find some magical balance but I will tell you that even the person that looks like they have it all together probably doesn’t think they do. They probably still have times of stress that they have to take themselves out of situations and take time for themselves. Self care and self love don’t have to be expensive - it just has to mean you are taking care of yourself first. I have struggled with this concept for years. And now, I’m starting to do what I WANT/NEED. For example, I’m planning a trip for myself in December, one I’ve wanted to do for years but every time I asked someone if they wanted to go too there was never a clear answer or they didn’t stick around long enough to make plans. What do you all do when you’re focusing on YOU? #girlswholift #fitness #gymselfie #workoutsfie #fitcop #fitforduty #ladycop #bluelinefit #trainingforlife #girlcop #womancop #thinblueline #sheepdog #sheepdogfit #inked5oh #tattedchick #girlswithtattoos #tattedcop #noquit #duespaid #policeofficer #policefit #thikk #thickerthanasnicker #pullday