I can't believe I almost let it stop me.
The constant fear...the constant worry of judgement....it crippled me.
All I could see was a girl with cellulite...a girl that gave up on big dreams of being a dancer because she did what she was "supposed to do" (ya know, go to college and get a "real" job)
It started in high school.
I stopped wearing shorts.
Even if it was 100 degrees, I was in pants.
Because the thought of someone seeing all of my dimples and "thick" knees made me go crazy to where I could think of nothing else.
I was a size 6 and had a 4-pack (NOT in this picture!) and YET I didn't feel pretty enough. (Crazy right? Since the media and celebrities show us that "normal" is beautiful?...#sarcasm)
I took all of my high school graduation money and paid for some crazy-new medical treatment that I researched for months! - I went like once a week and they used some rolly thing on the back of my legs...thousands of dollars and still had dimples for days.
And the thoughts and negative obsession just got worse through college.
But here we are... Rockin' some shorts - cellulite and "thick" knees and all✌🏼️
This was just this summer, the FIRST time I've worn shorts in YEARS! And while still feeling a little awkward at times, I focused on ME and my accomplishments and going back to those big goals and dreams I gave up on.
I used to see a girl with all the "leg problems" and now I see a girl that smiles because she's finally DEALING with that fear and worry of judgement while making some pretty big life decisions.
I'm tired of trying to be perfect and follow the rules, aren't you??
I want a dream life that *I* design...where I spend my time LIVING and GIVING, not stressing & worrying about what I could have or should have done.
It's time for me to take some big leaps of faith and come out from behind the pants and LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST... Will you join me??
The countdown begins...because now, I'm more afraid of not doing what I love than I am of what others may think✌🏼️❤️🌍
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