Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I probably should do my update from last week, but I'm not happy with how my weekend went. Instead, I decided to show you all what I bought myself as a reward for losing 20 pounds.
I bought this shirt off of FeedJustOne.com
. It was only $10, but I fed 16 girls in Uganda. (They have shirts for $20 that feed $30 girls in Uganda.) I loved the idea that I was rewarding myself while also helping others out.
Anyways, I haven't really been in the mood to exercise or eat healthy. I've had some emotional things going on, and it's really put me in a mini funk. When I took the picture, I felt good about myself (somewhat), but here's what really hit home for me:
When I put these two photos side by side, I am blown away. Not because I am successful but because I have committed to this lifestyle and I stuck to it even when it was tough. I never gave up (ok, maybe for a week or so, but I always came back). This is the FIRST time that I have ever stayed this committed to this journey. I never thought I would be able to continue on this path, but I am so grateful I did.
Please don't EVER think for one moment that you aren't making a difference in your life. Spend time on yourself because you DESERVE it. When things get tough, keep going. You may not be losing weight on the scale, but you are giving what your body deserves, and it will reward you in the end.