Monday, April 29, 2013
Everybody has their own idea of what is beautiful, for themselves and for others. It's weird how our self confidence can alter those ideas.
Coming into the challenge, I was sure that I was going to hop on the scale and have the trainer tell me that I had gained all the weight back that I lost last year. Turns out I actually lost a few pounds and I'm under 170 for the first time in three years. Even my body fat percentage went down a tiny bit. How is it that even though I've been watching my calories and keeping up an active lifestyle, I felt (and still sorta feel) like I did 14 pounds ago? Am I ever going to be satisfied?
It was a long hard week, but I filled myself up with yummy (healthy!) meals and pushed myself. I'm doing more strength training this year than I did last year, so hopefully I can knock my body fat percentage down quite a bit.
How do you deal with body image issues without tears and chocolate?