Transformation Thursdays – Strong Is Sexy!

Transformation Thursdays – Strong Is Sexy!

Transformation Thursdays.

The picture on the left was taken about a week into starting to work out again.

The one on the right was taken tonight, before my spin class.

The pictures were taken almost 2 months apart.

But the transformation speaks wonders. 

I’ve come to learn that transformation isn’t about being perfect.

I don’t have a six pack.

My arms aren’t super toned.

I don’t have a thigh gap.

My thighs are getting more voluptuous.

BASICALLY, I’ve got SQUISH.

But all of that is secondary.

I’m stronger than I ever was.

Both physically & mentally.

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Guess what?

STRONG IS SEXY.

Transformation is about effort.

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When you bring that effort, every day, that’s where transformation happens.

That’s how real change occurs.

I’ve learned to embrace each challenge in my life as an opportunity for self-transformation.

I had some really bad, sad, hard, gut wrenching, cried-my-eyes-out days in that journey towards self-transformation but…

What allowed me to pull through & to get to where I am is the fact that I trusted the process.

I decided that I wasn’t going to let myself stay where I was, even though that was the “easy way out” & the “road most traveled”.

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Now I see that it doesn’t matter who I used to be (rather, who ED turned me into).

All that matters is the strong woman I’ve become.

In abandoning ED, I abandoned the irrational fear of getting “bigger” & replaced it with the passion for getting stronger.

The human body is an incredible thing, born to move & climb mountains.

It was truly time I realized that I had to treat it that way.

So yes, the physical change in these photos is drastic.

But what’s even more drastic is the emotional, psychological & mental strength that has come with it.

I’ve gained the ability to be fiercely unafraid of surrendering my mind, body & soul to the uncertainty of tomorrow.

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That uncertainty led me HERE. RIGHT HERE & NOW.

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I AM SO PROUD.

So today, as I compare these two photos, I vow to:

Continue surrendering to that uncertainty.

Value freedom.

Live.

Take each day as it comes.

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CONTINUE to trust the beautiful process that made the picture on the right MY REALITY.

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