So… I’m 30 now. That just feels so weird to say. I always just sort of assumed that 30 was SO FAR away and I felt like I would be in my 20’s forever. But here I am… another decade added to my life, and it’s bizarre!
Even though I’ve only been 30 for a week I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on the last decade and the final years of my 20’s were a rollercoaster for sure! My 29th year was especially full of significant changes, one of which being a 60 pound weight loss.
Losing weight is weird. Before it actually happens there always seems to be a certain level of expectation for what life will be like once the goal weight is achieved: maybe you imagined that your confidence will soar through the roof or you’ll be happier overall.
I know I did. And I was wrong.
While I was never unhappy at my previous size I always sort of had this fantasy that my life would go from good to great once I dropped a few pounds.
Again – I was wrong.
Do you know what I recently found out? That my body shape and clothing size has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of my life. I am the only one who can control whether or not I’m happy and whether I’m a size 6 or a size 16 I can (and will) be confident no matter what. My weight will never define who I am.
Sometimes I think we are too harsh on ourselves. What happened to learning to love ourselves for who we are? There is no one body shape that is happier than another and there is no such thing as a “right” or “wrong” body type.
Celebrate who you are every single day. Be your own biggest fan. Love yourself.
Until next time 🙂
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