The other day, I caught myself looking at my reflection in the mirror and feeling wayyyy less than worthy.
I had been struggling with digestive issues, felt super bloated, spent a couple nights sharing some not-so-macro-friendly meals with friends, and even snuck in a few leftover slices of engagement party cake for dessert.
Despite knowing all of this, when I caught sight of my body in the bedroom mirror that morning, I was DISGUSTED with the figure staring back at me.
I tried sucking in my stomach. Looking at myself from different angles. Flexing my abs and posing to make my body look like ANYTHING but that original sight I caught in the mirror.
Until I realized - what the F*CK am I doing?
When will I EVER just be happy with myself?
I've come so far, overcome challenges I thought were insurmountable, lost 60 pounds, taught friends, family and strangers about the importance of self worth and a positive mindset - and yet, here I am... looking at myself in the mirror and feeling like a couple of extra pounds could wipe ALL of that away.
Let that sink in for a moment.
How often do you look at yourself in the mirror and feel like NOTHING is ever good enough?
How many times do you think "If I only lost 10 more pounds..." or "If I only had abs..." THEN I'll be happy.
Every single moment of our lives - all the mountains climbed, Soul Cycle classes crushed, patio brunches and weekends spent binge watching Stranger Things with our besties - every choice we've made and amazing memory we have has contributed to the body we have right. damn. now.
And we're really all worried about a couple of pounds?
Isn't it about time we all looked in the mirror and saw the tremendous BEAUTY behind every single roll, bump, freckle, dimple, stretch mark or perceived "flaw" we originally thought made us less than worthy?
When you really think about it, we would literally not be the same person without ANY them.
So, let this be a friendly reminder that we are all WORTHY & BEAUTIFUL - no matter what we look like. No matter whether we're bloated and have a couple slices of cake in us, or are muscular as hell but haven't eaten a decent, greasy, delicious meal in years.
No matter what lifestyle WE choose, we are ALL worth looking in the mirror and feeling DAMN GOOD about ourselves.
You are so loved. You are so beautiful. And most of all, you are so, so worthy.
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With love and wellness,