If I can go on any further
If I can push any harder
If I really should eat or drink that
If the work is worth it
Remember stretching out my clothes so they would fit
Remember looking in the mirror and wanting to look away
Remember that before shot staring back at me
Remember un-tagging awful pictures
Remember thinking I was pretty only from the neck up
Remember getting on a spin bike thinking I was going to break it
Remember being uncomfortable in my own skin, everywhere.
Enjoy how far I've come
Enjoy the journey, the sweat, the work
Enjoy how much stronger I am
Enjoy lifting more weight than the guy in the class next to me
Enjoy a redefined face with a chin an cheek bones
Enjoy that slimmer profile view
Enjoy sore - the physical feeling of accomplishment
Think about how much I want this
Think about single digit pant sizes
Think about being that hot mommy
Think about shopping in whatever store I want
Think about the people I can inspire
Think about hearing 'you look great'
Think of being proud of the body I've created....
Pick up the pace. Push harder. Lift more. Get up early. Put that 'treat' down. Eat well. Make the time.
The reasons are endless. The reward is great.