So, I was thinking today as I looked at myself in the mirror. My thighs and stomach sure are looking a little large. My arms are a bit too jiggly. My butt is HUGE! I really started to feel down about myself. Then I set myself straight. Almost two years ago I was 50 lbs heavier. I couldn’t walk a 5k much less run a 10k. Weight training? Yeah, right. Kettle bells? Not for me.
Now? I have more energy. My girls can look up to me as I improve my fitness and health. They know I work out daily. They even will occasionally join in, or at least cheer me on. I’m down 5 pants sizes. I have lots of muscles and they’re even starting to show in my arms and legs! Yeah, my legs, arms, stomach, and butt jiggle a little. But they jiggle a lot less than they did two years ago!!!
I can be proud of all I’ve done. I can be proud of the example I’m setting for my girls. I can be proud of my ongoing hard work. I can be proud of each and every goal I’ve attained and gain excitement with setting new goals. People tell me almost daily how great I look. I feel incredible and I’m not stopping anytime soon!
So, when you’re feeling down about your progress just look back on how far you’ve come. We can be our own worst critics. But, we can also be our own best supporters! I’m proud of you and I’m also proud of myself. Keep up the good work!
Remember, if you don’t quit you don’t have to start over.
Adirondack Fit Mom