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2017: New Found Perspective

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I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions; but I do have goals this year. My main goal is to prioritize my health and becoming the best version of myself (inside and out). Sometimes you need to hit rock bottom before you gain perspective, reflect on your current situation and determine where you want to be.

It’s like one day I woke up and said how the fu$k did I get here?! To say that I overindulged over the holidays; is an understatement. It started to become a habit. Afterwards, I felt horrible and was really hard on myself. I consider myself an emotional eater. When I’m sad, I eat. When I’m happy, I eat. I knew that I had to make a change and end my tumultuous relationship with food.

An eye opener for me was when I recently collaborated with a company and they posted photos of me on social media wearing their product. It was clear that they edited the photos. I am no stranger to using the occasional filter to make my photos more appealing; but they edited the photos to make me thinner and even a bit taller. I was taken aback; but I didn’t get upset. To be honest with you, I thought I looked awesome in the retouched photo. I usually don’t care about other people’s opinions when it comes to my appearance and/or style; but I didn’t have the most positive view of myself. This was causing me to feel embarrassed about my weight gain and wonder what others thought.  I wasn’t secure enough to not be impacted by others opinions of me.

As most of you know, I’m getting married in April in beautiful Jamaica. The last thing I want to worry about is how I look or to feel uncomfortable because of my weight. I decided to take charge and embark on a healthy living overhaul. It’s only been a couple of weeks but I can already see progress. At times it has been challenging but never once have I wanted to give up.

I’m excited to share with you my journey and progress towards my goal. I’ll be posting updates regularly. Stay tuned!

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What I’m Wearing

Sweater: Macy’s
Skirt: Vintage
Boots: Lucky Brand

 

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