4 days ago
So often, we are so focused on that number on the scale. We look in the mirror and think, “Hmm, I wonder how much I weigh today?” When you check, you think, “Wow. I need to lose x pounds.” .👚 When did it become about the number? Why is how you look defined by a number? .🔢 I checked my weight every morning maybe the first week postpartum. But then I lost interest. Lost hope. I decided it wasn’t, “I need to lose weight,” but it was, “I need to lose INCHES.” But let me elaborate. It’s not a measuring battle. This journey should be stress relieving, not stress inducing.
I’ve learned 2 things: (1) Weight is harder to lose than inches
(2) You can’t lose inches until you change the way you view yourself .
Where is your focus? 👀
When I look in the mirror, I don’t see regret. I see opportunity.
When I look in the mirror, I don’t see disappointment.
I see determination.
I’m not ‘gonna lie. I have those days, too. 😨Those days where I just want to check and see how much I weigh. Those days where I analyze every angle and wish I was “one of those thin ones.” Those mamas you see that bounce back post-baby? That lost all their loose skin? Those mamas didn’t obtain that overnight.
They didn’t bounce. They walked.
That loose skin? It’s still there.
Those stretch marks? They’re faint, but they’re not going away.
Those abs? They’re still healing.
Those legs? They’re thinner, they’re stronger, but they’re wider where the hips had to adapt. They were weak. They were tired. They took time. Lots of time. And lots of patience. .🚶🏻♀️ It all starts in the mind. “What’s your secret?” There is none. There’s no constant motivation. But there is consistency. There is a habit. Take it one step at a time. There is no rush. After all, it’s your journey. Not your race. 👣
I don’t want you to meet a goal. Because there shouldn’t be an end. It should be a lifelong journey to be your best you. 💪🏻 And those inches we talked about? There’s no number you need to reach. In fact, you don’t even need to measure. Change how you view yourself. Start your journey. And in the process, those inches will diminish. #sbf #beyourbestyou #journey #nodestination #startnow @suzannebowenfitness