When I would casually mention this to others, there was a few times that I was met with eye rolls. "Yeah, Giana, you really struggle with weight issues," they seemed to say. At just under 5 feet tall, I am petite. However, since the tender age of 11, I have also been curvy. And since then, like the average woman, my weight has fluctuated.
I knew something needed to change because I wasn't feeling good about myself and lacked energy. My eating habits are never perfect, but my family and I do strive to eat and snack on healthy food (most of the time). I decided towards the beginning of September that I would make up my own 30 Day Challenge. My goal was to do something active for at least 30 minutes each day. Using the notes app on my phone, I diligently recorded my exercise (see below).
30 Day Challenge
It wasn't until I got rid of our scale and quit concerning myself so much with that number that I began to see true change. After about 3 weeks, a few people began commenting on differences they saw in me. "You look really good," they would say, or, "Wow, you've lost weight!" To which I would simply reply, "Thank you, I'm trying." While losing inches (and receiving compliments) has certainly been a plus, I was reminded that it is not where I find my worth.
Whether you are a size 00, 4, 18 or anything in between, the most attractive thing you can wear is confidence. Knowing your beauty and your worth, regardless of what the current societal standard is. So how do we get and maintain this positive self-image in a world that is constantly telling us we fall short? That, my friends, is another post.