I can’t help but stare at my face in this photo. At first all I could think was ‘this is the ugliest photo ever taken of me’ but the longer I look at my face, the more I see the concentration & the pure determination in that moment. I wasn’t going to give up, even though my body was starting to get tired & my throat felt raw from the cold air. I knew I was close & I had to keep pushing, so I just focused on taking it one step at a time.
Looking at this photo makes me feel proud...proud that I took on that first challenge even though I didn’t feel ready. Proud that I gave it my all & let myself enjoy the experience. Proud that I didn’t let my fear of failing & insecurities about my body hold me back. I showed up & I will never regret it!!
So maybe the negative, insecure part of me still sees my imperfections in this photo, but the positive side of me - the side I’m learning to listen to - sees a goal-driven, determined woman who pushed forward to finish what she started!!
This is only the beginning for me... #first5K#bringonthenextchallenge
(Photo credit 📸: Jennifer Letham Photography)
Flexed my culinary skills this morning & created a Jamaican breakfast hash... and it was pretty dang delicious if I do say so myself! #masterchefinthemaking 👩🏻🍳😍😋
🔸Full meal: Jerk chicken, sweet potato, corn & mango hash topped with poached eggs and an avocado & lime cream sauce served with fresh pineapple on the side🔸
✨Feel Good Friday Post✨
I debated for a long time whether or not to post this because I was worried about what people might think...would it make them feel uncomfortable? Am I showing too much skin?
But you know what I realized? I freaking LOVE this photo & anyone that’s not feeling it can just keep on scrolling! .
I have FINALLY realized that before I can change my body, I need to love every inch of it...from my arm dimples to my tiger stripes to my tiny nose...I need to love the crap out of it because it’s ME! If you love your body, it will love you back! .
It’s so important to capture the moments when you are feeling confident & beautiful & happy, no matter where you are or what you’re wearing!! .
In the words of Joey Tribbiani “I’m curvy, and I like it!” 💕