But first, let me take a selfie…

30 Nov

I have a feeling that my friends might be getting annoyed with all my Facebook and Instagram selfies, but before you hid my post let me explain (I say this because of recent comments made to me). For as long as I can remember, I have never liked taking pictures and have felt insecure about my body and looks. One might mistake my confidence now with conceit, but that is not the case. When I look in the mirror, I don’t always see what everyone else sees, it has gotten better over time but insecurity likes to creep its ugly head back in my life. I am human and often mistakes, I am super hard on myself, but I always strive to be better than the person I was the day before. My selfies remind me daily how far I have come, and I look at the only picture I do have of my previous self as reminders of where I do not want to be.

This journey is a struggle, even in maintenance I have had binging episodes, I understand that I will always have a food addiction and I have truly accepted it. What helps me is that I show myself grace daily, dust myself off and start over with the next meal. To be honest, being a wellness consultant I often feel like a hypocrite because I still struggle, but when I think about it, it makes me more relatable. Like I mentioned in a previous post, I had gained 10-13 pounds depending on the day, I let negative self talk keep me from staying where I wanted to be. I am still learning to continue to use my struggles as a learning lesson not as an excuse to stay defeated. I am putting good thing in my body and have completely changed my lifestyle. So even though I have the fear of gaining, I have total trust in myself and the process that I will not let it hold me back from life.

My encouragement to you is to always tell yourself good things. Believe in yourself enough that you never give up, and take lots of selfies!!!

After dropping 4 pant sizes.

After dropping 4 pant sizes.

When I fist started walking.

When I first started walking.

Almost to my goal weight

Almost to my goal weight

Just because:)

Just because:)

Feeling beautiful with my little girl:)

Feeling beautiful with my little girl:)

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5 Responses to “But first, let me take a selfie…”

  1. Jenn Gilmore November 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    You’ve earned every selfie, every pound lost and every confidence gained. The reflection in the mirror lies and hides us from ourselves, I say “Selfie on Mo!” (Like in Wayne’s world). Xoxo

  2. plcobos December 2, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    selfies…cant live with them…cant live without them… Check out my take on selfies! http://bit.ly/1uS8v0C

    • Mona Pinon December 27, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

      Wow, did you read my post at all? Hope it made you feel good to rain on my parade. Jk, I could care less what you think about my selfies. I have come too far to care. Good luck with your blog and hope you have a blessed new year.
      Mona

      • plcobos December 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

        I did. And i wasnt raining on your parade at all. Sorry gou feel that way. :/

      • Mona Pinon December 28, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

        You posted the blog about what you thought about selfies so i assumed you hated all selfies lol.

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