My transformation has been a long one. And it’s hasn’t only been physical.
When I first decided to have WLS (weight loss surgery) I was frightened, but not the way you would think. It wasn’t the operation part that scared me, it was who was I without my fat to protect me.
Just like when the kids were little and you use them as a buffer in social situations, that’s how I used my fat. I hid behind it and used it as an excuse not to do things.
So who would I be once that was gone?
Well, I’ve found out that….
I’m very confident. Who knew?
I’m a great friend.
I’m sassy (not new news).
I’m super outgoing.
I AM WORTHY!!!!
And it’s ok to feel these things! It doesn’t make me conceited or egotistical. It makes me a woman!
These new (and not so new) findings about myself are always evolving. Because we are always changing and growing.
When I speak to others about my journey, I love to tell them about where I started! It’s so important for people to know where you began.
I was never that girl that was always watching what I ate or exercising! I was the one that ordered two cheeseburgers so I could sneak one later! I still hate exercise but I now know its value!
Don’t be afraid to transform yourself. Trust the process and give yourself permission to fail. Because there’s always a lesson to be learned.