What a perfect shirt to arrive on #loveyourbodyday!!
For those who may not know my story, here's an update...
I'm a numbers girl. I used to be fiercely focused on the number on the scale, and what the tape measure showed for my waist & hips. How many cals did I eat morphed to 'did I eat the correct number of containers'? What size were my jeans? ~~~
My anxiety & panic attacks worsened over the last year. So much so that I cancelled a trip to NOLA the night before I was supposed to leave. I've had panic attacks - one so severe (for me), that I nearly asked my husband to take me to the hospital. I was so hyper-focused on goals that I realized were trying to make other people happy, that I stressed myself out even more. And I lost focus of the true WHY I was doing what I was doing. I finally found a medication that helped with my anxiety, and even though I didn't like the stigma of being on anti-anxiety meds, I knew I was better off, being on them - for me & for my family. I refocused on things that brought out my true smile, and things that made my heart happy. I started seeing ME again, and knew I was more than just a number on the scale, a mark on a tape measure, or the size of my jeans. I focus now on more quality time with my kids & family, on my mental health & spreading a message of #selfacceptance, #selflove
- making people realize they should love themselves for who they are & where they are, at every point in their life/journey.
@selflovebeauty #beautifulme #inspireothers #beyourownkindofbeautiful #livingwithanxiety