I have another non scale victory for you today! On Thanksgiving last year, my husband and I went on a walk with my in laws. Their neighborhood has a 2.8 mile loop around it, and last year we walked about half of it. It has a few really steep, hard hills along it. It was so freaking hard. I was out of breath and I was at least 30 feet behind them at all times. On the way back, we came across a hill I didn't remember coming and I almost started crying. I didn't give up, but it was freaking hard.
I was really proud when I finished. So this last weekend, my in laws invited us over to do the whole loop. I was really nervous! I even contemplated not going. But when we got there, I decided to give it a go. I kept up with my husband and in laws, but when the first big hill came, I knew it would be the real test. But I kept up! I was even in the front of the pack! At the top of that hill, I felt like I was on top of the world! For the rest of the walk I not only kept up, I was able to talk, which would not have happened on Thanksgiving. Then we hit that last hill that almost made me cry. I took a deep breath and jogged up it! I felt so empowered that I almost cried lol.
People keep telling me that I won't be happy unless I "love my body" (because apparently being healthier means I don't...) I love my body more and more every day, not because it's getting smaller, but because of how STRONG it is, I am! I had no idea what amazing things we (my body and I) are capable of. This journey has been more of a love story with myself than anything else.
Anyhoo, I am linking up with Alex and Erin for Weigh in Wednesday, and KTJ Weighing in for Non Scale Victories tomorrow.
Also- be sure to check out my awesome NatureBox giveaway from yesterday!
When did you realize you really loved your body?