A Letter to My Overweight Self...
It’s hard, looking at yourself in the mirror and not liking what you see. It’s hard looking at clothes that you want to wear but can’t because they don’t make them in your size. It’s hard living in a body that you know you’re not supposed to be in. It’s hard finding the time to move, hard learning what you’re supposed to eat, when you’re supposed to eat it and even how you’re supposed to make it. It’s hard.
Kyanna remember that you are beautiful, inside and out. Everyone struggles internally, even the women who you find “pretty because they’re smaller than you.” You’re beautiful too and don’t forget that. If you don’t find beauty in yourself how can you expect for others to find it when they see you? Having someone at your side cannot validate your self worth. Find the beautiful in yourself.
There is no rush in starting your journey, your real friends will be there by your side, help you even. They wouldn’t and shouldn’t treat you any different because you’ve decided to take care of yourself. Kyanna is journey is for you and you alone. No one else can take that away from you.
When you finally get the courage to start your lifestyle journey, your lifestyle change, enjoy it. Enjoy every moment and hold accountable for your actions, both positive and negative. Taking the leap to change your life is far from easy. You have to rewire your brain and wire your heart that you’re doing something that’s beneficial for your health long term, because a “lifestyle change” isn’t something that happens in a couple of months.
Be yourself, be unique, be happy, be inspired, do great things, accept yourself for the beautiful young woman that you are and don’t change when you start your journey.
Remember, be happy.