Can I start this post by being flat out honest with you? There have been days where I thought I was ugly. I picked my face apart because I disliked some of my facial features—my nose looked weird sometimes and my bottom lip is slightly bigger than the top. One eye seems more open than the other when I take pictures. My ears look like elves. I was so nitpicky. I’ve even compared myself to other women, more so to admire them and belittle myself. “Her abs are perfect... Her butt looks better than mine… Her nose is perfectly contoured. Her hair texture looks prettier than mine… Her skin is so smooth and flawless…”Read More
Do you ever find yourself revisiting goals that you haven't achieved? You started working on that goal, but somehow along the way you got derailed and had to start over? Well you're not alone. My struggle has always been with my body, particularly weight loss. Every few months I find myself setting the goal of having a nice six pack. I work hard in the gym for a few weeks. I begin to see results, so I get excited and "treat myself". After all, I've been working so hard, what harm would some Popeyes chicken and biscuits do? I've noticed that my cheat days become cheat weeks and eventually a cheat month. Then I'm back at square one trying to accomplish the goal of having a lean six pack.
All it takes is ONE moment of temporary satisfaction to kick off a season of long-term unfulfillment. Queens, it's time for us to stop letting short term pleasure affect our long term progress.Read More