Mirror Mirror

It’s easy to beat up on yourself when you realize you’ve gained weight and no longer look the way you desire. Chances are there were some circumstances that led to your overeating or stress. When we work from the inside out, we can reverse the damage we’ve done and gain long-term results.

For me, my circumstances were simply that I spent the entirety of my life eating whatever whenever I wanted. Now that I am older, I see that wasn’t the best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle or see the ideal body when I look into the mirror. I learned that if I wanted to enjoy my reflection, I had to make some major changes to a few areas in my life.

Firstly, I had to learn what eating healthy was. I educated myself through research on eating right and losing weight. Then, I had to figure out how to introduce some healthier habits into my lifestyle. I learned very early on that dieting and overhauling my diet was nothing more than a waste of time and money.

Secondly, I had to change the internal conversation that I had with myself on a regular. Yes, I had gained weight, but that didn’t mean that I deserved to feel terrible about myself. I stopped hating what I saw in the mirror, and started loving myself regardless of what I looked like. I found clothes that flattered my frame, and I told myself that I would eventually reach my goal weight. But until then, I was perfect the way I was.

Lastly, I found support. There is nothing like having someone around who will encourage you to keep going. There are several weight loss communities that can help you stay on track. Friends and family may willing to take the journey with you as well. Just be prepared for the long haul, because even when you reach your goal, you have to maintain the work you’ve done.

Good luck, and many blessings on your journey to a healthier you.

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