Kept to the diet and did a 3rd 5k over the past few days. I’m proud of myself.
Before I begin Insanity after it arrives this week, I wanted to look back at the journey so far. This does get into some body image issues. Honestly, it is embarrassing for me to post these pictures, but it needs to be done. Below are two pictures of me without a shirt along the journey. I’m not proud of myself in those pictures.
There is just so much talk about negative body image. I did not love myself when I looked like this. The sad part is that I don’t notice much of a difference between these two pictures. In some cases, I still see this as me when I look in the mirror. While I am doing this to be healthy and look better, why didn’t I love myself back when I looked like this? While I can say that I love and respect myself now, I’m still not happy with my body.
I’ll be posting a current picture on the day I start Insanity. I honestly don’t know how far back these pictures were taken. I think that the first one was before Thanksgiving of last year. The newer one was likely in April or May when this blog began.
Me late last year.
Me this past April/May.