28 Days of Awesome: Day 5
This picture was captured yesterday, but it def factors into today’s Awesome. This is the first time I was photographed in a bathing suit since my 10th birthday party in 1994. That’s sad. But exciting to be on the other side of it.
I dropped over 60 pounds in the past few years, but I am sad to admit that the last year and a half has been very light on trips to the gym (which stands in sharp contrast to my early weight-loss days when I was there no LESS than 5 days a week).
I am happyish with the picture above, but I do wish my belly was smaller, my arms and thighs more toned. I’ve given up on the big butt thing, because part of my gym absenteeism came from the pinched sciatic nerve and two herniated discs I got from doing squats improperly. I did months of physical therapy, still have moments of severe pain and discomfort and I’ve yet to reclaim my gym rat status. Big booties be damned.
But being okay enough with my body to post that picture is a BIG win for me. And to celebrate today, I am going to the gym.
So yeah, perhaps August or September’s beach pics will be a little more to my liking, but I’m working on it and that is Awesome.