SWIPE ACROSS ➡️
Image 1: My #ialreadyam#fgg images taken today in preparation for the challenge. 💜
Image 2: My #myadventurebegins#fgg images taken in Jan 2019 at the start of that challenge. 💙
Image 3: My own reminder of how far I have come, from a few years ago, when I was at my heaviest weight and 55kg (120lb) heavier. 💚
As always its tough to take these photos 😅
I'm ready now to give this round my all! I could sit here and pick apart all the imperfections from stretch marks, to loose skin & from muffin top to thunder thighs. Everything that the magazine's and ads tell me I need to fix. But all that matters is that I am healthier and happier with each day and that I keep trying to make those positive changes and commitments.
Let's do this #fitgirls 💕
“What is one lie you believe about yourself and what does the Bible have to say about it?”
This question was posed to me on Monday night, and has been lingering in my Spirit all week.
In a world of social media superficialness, its easy to get on here and fake it. There was a time in my life where I followed so many people who put up a front. Their lives were great. Their confidence was through the roof. Their hair was perfect. They loved their career. They never argued with their significant other. Their newborns slept through the night from the moment they came out of the womb. They actually enjoyed kale. And they maintained a JLo booty and Michelle Obama arms simply by doing 20 minute at home workouts, two times a week.
IT. JUST. AINT. TRUE. YALL. 🤷🏻♀️
At our core, we all know it’s unreasonable to believe that anyones picturesque story is true. COME ON. Any rational human knows that nothing can be perfect one hundred percent of the time. We don’t live in Fantasyland. Real life is messy.
Yet...when it’s 10pm and you’re scrolling Instagram— after an exhausting, never ending day— it’s easy to convince ourselves otherwise. It’s simple to look at “THEM” and start to believe negative things about YOU.
It’s easy it is to build up lies about ourselves. And it’s even easier to build a case for those lies, based off of our perception of other people.
I’m too much.
I’m not pretty.
I’m not a good leader.
People don’t take me seriously.
I’m spinning wheels.
My career will never take off.
I’m not a good mom/dad.
The list could go on and on— and it’s different for everyone. Our minds are a battlefield, y’all. But at some point, there has to be a shift. We have to stop LISTENING to ourselves and start TALKING to ourselves.
Best way to talk to yourself? Open up your Bible and speak the unshakable, unchanging Truth from the One who does not change. Believe with every fiber of your being that what He says about you trumps what you think about you— FOREVER.
I am loved, called and chosen.
I am rich in every way and generous on every occasion.
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