Here’s to going for five more push-ups, and five more after that. To working out more than your “naturally thin” friends. To not seeing results in the mirror, but putting on your running shoes and working out anyway. To peanut butter and perseverance. To sore muscles and stinky socks, to clearer skin and nicer hair. To confidence and health. To looking like a fool when you dance, but to then looking into the mirror, and seeing change. To the killer legs, and jaw drops. To failing and succeeding, to winning, and to losing. To not hating yourself when you mess up. To smaller clothes. To not starting tomorrow, but starting today, or tomorrow will never come. Here’s to you, beautiful. Here’s to you.
Today is your chance. I dare you to say you can’t do it. And if you say you can't? You’re lying. Because YOU CAN. Running, yoga, dancing, lifting, underwater basketweaving, WHATEVER. Do it with every ounce you have, every fiber of your being, because that’s when you’ll succeed. Nobody can tell you no, except for yourself. Stop saying no. Say freaking YES. Where has doing things halfway gotten you all this time? Remember that goal you had last year? The promises you have made, and broken, to yourself? This is a journey, a makeover, for your body AND your mind. You’re learning to love yourself, to keep promises to yourself, to know that you are immeasurably valued. One more rep, one more mile, one more inch off of your waist. One less soda, one less french fry, one less binge. One more day feeling confident in the body you’re in, or you won’t be confident in the body you’re trying to get. One less night hating your body for not being “perfect enough”. At the end of the day, you want to be able to say that today was better than yesterday, but not as great as tomorrow will be. Progress, beautiful. Not perfection. You’ve got it in you. Just give it all you’ve got.
I'm Gwen. 19. 11/21/94. 5'5. Join me on my journey as I fail and succeed with my weight-loss goals. (: