Last week of the #mytransphormationstartstoday fall sprint! Figured I’d take it back to the beginning, which for me is less than 6 months ago. For the summer challenge, I started at day 1 with #75hard & went ALL IN. It was a whole metamorphosis from someone who did not have control over her health, was very uncomfortable in her skin, not very kind to her body & it was spilling over into every area driving her deeper into a negative space. That girl stuck to the grind for 75 days straight, gained confidence, strength, control, discipline, knowledge & some muscles 💪🏼. Fast forward to the fall sprint which was more of a marathon for me. I focused on consistency, enjoying holidays & outings without binging, being active every day & finding JOY in exercise. For the past 8 weeks the scale barely moved & I’m here for it. Maintaining is the hardest part of a total transformation for me. Most of the time I follow a success by taking a BIG break from being active, reward myself with food, stop tracking, etc. - this time I rewarded myself with a new workout wardrobe & a few pairs of pants in smaller sizes so I will feel comfortable in clothes again. The physical change is a nice perk, but the mental transformation is much better! I still have a dysmorphic view of my body at times but it’s SO much better than it used to be & getting better every day. I would apologize for sharing so much about this journey on my stories but I’m really freaking proud that I’ve stuck to this thing & it’s kept me from feeling that sad, creeping feeling of despair that I’ve fallen into so many times. I don’t turn to alcohol or other destructive outlets when I’m stressed or anxious. I haven’t had a low-low since I’ve prioritized my health & I’m legitimately happy with who I am becoming. You shouldn’t apologize for growing & changing in positive ways. I also share so that people will see I’m not selling them something or asking them to join me. You have to do the work. No magic pills, no quick fix, no amount of workout partners can do it for you. I’ve had a lot of support in my corner & I’m grateful for that - but at the end of the day, it’s up to you what kind of person you’re going to be.