I love seeing how my family has changed over the last few years. To be quite honest, this is the first time I've ever been comfortable taking the family pictures. Every year, I've absolutely dreaded seeing the reality of my weight issues. I know how hard I've worked the past two years and I can really enjoy our family photos now.
As we were flipping through all of the pictures taken, I didn't have to cringe in horror. I didn't have to weed through 70 pictures trying to find the most flattering shots. I didn't have to pick through family photos focused on whether or not I looked rough. I feel like I finally just got the be one hundred percent me and not worry about it. I got to focus on my little boy's smiles and pick my favorites from those. It wasn't about me!
For the first time I wasn't trying to pose in just the right position to minimize the fat. I just got to smile with my husband and little boy.
I didn't feel "fake" happy anymore and I love that most.
For the first time in my adult life, I feel great about who I am, what I stand for, and the way I see myself. I am so grateful for that. It's sure taken me long enough.
What have you learned about yourself recently?
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