This morning I woke up, hopped on the scale, and was eleven pounds lighter. 💃🏻 I was excited but minutes later as I was looking in the mirror I let out a *sigh* and thought ” if only I was 30 pounds thinner…” I immediately ran to my garage and started searching through boxes of my old clothes. I spent the next hour trying on clothes from when I weighed 240 pounds. It was only four years ago but sometimes it feels like those days never existed. You get so used to where you’re at now that you forget how far you’ve come. These shorts used to fit like the shorts in the left photo and this bra used to be so extremely tight. It felt good to see and relive these victories even though they feel so insignificant now.

As the year gets busy and the excitement of your resolutions become dull, take a moment to realize why you’re doing this. No one sees change immediately. These results weren’t from a week, a month, or even a year of hard work. This has been four full years of lifestyle changes, workouts, and learning how to balance work, health, and fun.

If your progress is slow, don’t get discouraged and give up. There’s no point because you’ll eventually have to start over and you’ll be even further from your goal. Instead, keep on going, remember your why, and think of how amazing you’ll feel at the end of the year when you can truly say that you put in the work and killed it in 2019. 🥂