6 months ago, or at any other past part of my life, I would have NEVER shared this photo. I would have obsessed over the fact that my stomach and curves were showing and I would have never wanted the world to see that. But my outlook is changing and now, when I look at this picture, I see a beautiful, confident woman.
A few weeks ago, someone remarked that they thought I had slimmed down a bunch and asked what I had been doing to change my body. “Nothing,” I replied. “I think I am just happier!” And that’s the truth.
The truth is: I don’t work out. I don’t watch what I eat. I don’t count calories. And, I sure as hell haven’t cut out drinking. But, what I have done is pay attention to what makes me happy and use my energy on those things. Since I have started writing again, weight has been shed in both pounds and pressure, and my confidence is at an all time high. I am proud of the woman in this picture which is something I have never been able to say before; and it feels EFFIN good.
“The process of finding happiness within one’s own self may be difficult and slow but it cannot be found anywhere else.” — Swami Parthasarathy