Now that the Sporty Shred is over, it’s time tell y’all about my results. I have those EXTREMELY STUBBORN last few pounds to lose. I have been trying to get abs forever. The #SportyShred has definitely brought me one step closer. I’m trying my hardest to not feel discouraged when the scale doesn’t move. In total, I lost 3 lbs and 2 inches on my waist, but that stubborn lower stomach (or the skinny girl pooch, as I like to call it) is still there. Here is where I’m at now.
Don’t mind my hair in that first pic y’all! It was twisted up from the night before. It’s been getting super matted at night, but that’s another topic for another post. That was supposed to be a test shot, but it came out better than the others so I decided to use it.
Also, All of my swimsuit shots came out blurry! I don’t know why.
I’m still not satisfied with my non-abs and I have a long way to go, but I wanted to share my real results with you guys. I know it’s really hard to stick to a diet and workout regimen when you’re dealing with real life. I have a full-time job, a business, a fiance, a workout schedule, church, etc. too.
These days, with all of the celebrity photos, social media posts and overnight plastic surgery makeovers, most of us feel some kind of body “shame”. It’s sad but true. I’m just like every other girl out there who looks in the mirror and nit picks at every detail even though my fiance tells me I look gorgeous. I’m working hard to see what he sees but I have to admit that I’m not there yet.
We have to realize part of the shame we feel is 100% in our heads. Yes, there is always room for improvement and I am a wholehearted believer in striving for your fitness goals, but in that we can’t beat ourselves up either. At the end of the day, it’s all about being healthy and enjoying your life. Not having amazing abs in a swim suit.
I literally have to repeat that to myself at times. Sometimes I just have to enjoy life and food. I might not ever get “the perfect body” I have in my head, but I will NEVER stop trying!
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