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Tummy time

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

I have a pot belly. There I said it! I look like I'm pregnant, but I'm not. I don't like it... and I don't like admitting it publicly. But it is my reality. To be honest, I don't dwell on it. I look at the big picture and know that a pot belly is just a part of my obesity. And that the steps that I'm taking to lose weight and get fit will have a huge impact on my belly. It will never be gone, I'm sure. But that's who I am. A woman who has given birth to 4 children. A woman who stopped smoking and immediately gained weight. A woman who lost her mother at an early age and overcome depression. A woman who uprooted her family, and moved across the US for a better life. A woman who climbed the career ladder and turned to food to conquer stress. These are not excuses. These are my realities that I cannot erase. And so....I embrace them. I embrace my pot belly. I have conquered so many trials and tribulations through the years, and it has molded me into who I am now. Overall, I am happy with the product. What I focus on now are the positives. The things I can do now that I've lost 25 pounds. I can walk an 18 minute walk, an improvement from 24 minutes just 5 months ago. I no longer live to eat...I eat too live. And this pot belly? Well I woke up last night on my tummy. And it felt good! And then I realized that I haven't really slept on my belly in years. It was too uncomfortable! Now that is a NSV! Have a great Sparkly day!
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