This weight loss journey has changed me in many ways, most of which I’m not yet cognizant.
Change, however, isn’t linear. For example, I am way more confident than I’ve ever been. But, simultaneously, I’m also a bit more damaged as a human. Really, it’s kind of beautiful the way these two parts of me coexist.
Some aspects of this journey have broken me; there are parts of me that will never heal to be same as they were before. And that’s okay. It’s okay to admit that something got to you, broke you, made you bleed, and killed parts of you.
The parts of me that have bled but haven’t healed back into what they were before, THAT is where progress lies. The aspects of this weight loss journey that killed parts of me also made me who I presently am.
It’s okay to admit to bleeding and changing. It doesn’t undermine your strength; it reinforces it. The goal isn’t perfection, it’s personal strength and self-love.
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