Thursday, August 23, 2012
Ok - So I know this is kind of mean (and obviously photoshopped) but it still made me laugh and became my new motivation. When I first saw it, I said that's my new mantra: Don't be a Whoa!
Now, I'm betting that anyone who might read this is thinking that the only motivation I got from this picture is: lose the weight. Don't be a whoa!
But it isn't. In this picture I saw something else. I saw a woman with confidence. There is a part of me that thinks, if this is true, I completely respect that woman. No way will I get in a bathing suit let alone a bikini - so props to her for that. And then I looked closer and saw a woman who is HAPPY with herself. A woman who is saying 'hey world - I'm NOT a size 0 like my friends. Deal with it." I really liked that!
The fact is, when the weight comes off I won't be a size 0. (I'm aiming for an 8 and hoping for a 6). But either a size 8 or a size 6, I still will be me. I still will have the same problems and the same insecurities I did when I started this at a size 12 pants (now a tight 10). I will be healthy, but will I be as happy as the whoa-girl is? Will I be willing to get in my goal bikini?
Or will I still want to hide?
I don't know. That time is still a long way away. The weight loss goal is attainable, but still distant. Do I want to be thin? Yes. Do I want to be healthy. Hell yes! Do I want to be self confident and happy in my own skin. YES YES YES!
So - do I want to be a 'whoa?' I'm starting to think a do!