By Susan Howard
Although intriguing to look at, I’ve always hated before and after pictures because they imply an untruth. The before image is of a sad sap, overweight and dumpy. The after is a picture of a trimmer, suddenly tanned, buff version of themselves. It’s as if by the mere nature of losing 20 pounds the “after” person’s life is now flawless, all of their troubles have vanished, they have a smoking hot girlfriend/boyfriend, a large bank account, and great friends to party with.
In truth, there is no before and there is no after, there is only NOW.
This workout, this day, and choices made in this moment are all the factors in the image of you. If you are unhappy in your body, then, no, you won’t feel good today or any other. It is not empowering to walk around day after day in a body you despise. I am not talking about fitting into a size 2 jean, more like acknowledging ..read more