Being a shift worker is hard. So is working 9-5 everyday. So is being a mother. But none of them are an excuse to not better yourself. .
If you would have asked me 2 years ago if I would have worked out before my 12 hour night shift, the answer would have been no. 🧟♀️
Today if you asked me that question, the answer is hell yes! Why? Because it gives me ENERGY and it wakes me up before going onto shift. .
The changes that I have made in the past 2 years have been small. But the small things add up
The girl on the left: confident that this picture would never be shown. Had to approve any picture that was taken in fear that it would be posted to social media. Too depressed to stick with a healthy lifestyle. Had given up the notion that she had any self-control. Never thought she would get any real results. Was obsessed with how she looked and the number on the scale.
The girl on the right: proud. She still has work to do but amazed she stuck with something (it’s all about the accountability piece for me). Still can’t believe she can see actual progress and results in only a few months! Feels strong and more confident. Hardly ever gets on the scale and could care less what it says. Spends less time worrying about how she looks and living in fear that someone will post a bad picture and more time enjoying her husband and kiddos.
You may be sick of seeing my pictures and I understand that. But this is for that woman who feels like I did. Who can’t stop focusing on how bad she feels about herself and wants to make a change. Who is trapped in the cycle of starting a healthy lifestyle, failing, getting depressed, giving up only to then start it all over. Who constantly worries about every event because the first thing she thinks about is what can she wear to feel comfortable.
This journey has not just been about weight loss for me. It has changed my perspective. I feel so much better on the inside, which reflects on the outside. I spend way more time focusing on who God says I am. On how to bless others and be outward focused rather than consumed with self-doubt. On self-love and personal development. On who I am rather than how I look. This journey is so much better than the one I was on.