: 7 Attention⚠️ LONG post: So I want to get real for a second. The past few years I have focused on everyone but myself. I have worried about things like if I’m giving my friends enough attention, my love life what it needs, my son the right amount of everything, my family the love and attention, and focus on my career path. I have been the woman who is worried about making my loved ones happy and has forgotten what I need to make myself happy. Not saying it’s not good to worry about those things but to constantly put everyone above yourself can be very detrimental to your health.
Currently I’m 120lbs. I haven’t weighed that since I was in 8th grade. I’ve always had muscle. I’ve always been comfortable walking around at 135-140. Hitting 113lbs a couple months ago I truly was at a personal, really low spot in my life. It had nothing to do with anyone. It was all personal choices to focus on everyone and everything but myself. And when I started accruing all these health issues I really started to take a look at why. I dug deep. I can’t help but to think because it’s just based on my personal happiness. No, I don’t mean I’m unhappy in life. I have a GREAT life. I’m talking about my PERSONAL happiness. My mind. My body. My soul. I completely neglected my body and 2018 as cliche as it is I decided to put myself back to where I used to be. And allowing myself the self care I need.
5 years ago I posted a quote that said”it’s not selfish to worry about yourself” and the reason why I posted it was because people where always talking about how I was so selfish always posting about my work outs, all I cared about was myself etc etc. And As I stood in the mirror today I finally realized how true my own words where. Self care isn’t selfish. It’s CRITICAL. I learned that the hard way. 5 years later and I couldn’t believe it more then, than I do now.
Those of you who read this. I hope you learn to love yourself enough to focus on your personal Heath and well-being. You would truly be amazed how much your overall health will change. (Also I posted these pictures to hold me accountable with my plan. Nothing like social media to remind you of what your NOT doing lol)