Body image - does perception ever catch up to reality?
The first picture was me five years ago (second year of college). The picture on the right was me this morning. I grew up as the chubby kid. I was always too timid to play sports. I cared too much about what people thought of me.
Something clicked for me when I discovered yoga. I became more aware of my body and how I fueled it as the awe inspiring, complicated, nebulous machine that it is. I wanted to see how far I could push it (sometimes to my detriment).
I see pictures now and don’t believe it’s me. I still look in the mirror and expect to see hollow eyes behind chipmunk cheeks staring back at me. I knew it’d take time for the mind to catch up to my new reality but now that I’ve been relatively fit for over a year I wonder HOW MUCH time. There’s still this piece of me deep down that still doesn’t feel comfortable in my own skin. That I believe is what’s stalling my progress currently. Find joy in all things NOW because reality rushes forward while your mind may dawdle in the past.
This is truly inspiring. Starting to understand your body can be the first step to transforming it into a respected, beautiful vessel for yourself.
That being said, INSANITY TIME
(Source: meowmastemix, via beforeandafterfatlosspics)