|Size 2/4 me with assorted adorable cousins and BFF's (It probably bears mentioning that the year was 1996 and I was 21..)|
|2012 - Size 8/10 me.|
Then, as I worked my way through "I just want to feel better", "I miss my dancer's body" and "I need to find the motivation to change" something started to dawn on me. I don't really mean most of these things. They're just the things you say.
I pride myself on being pretty comfortable in my skin and the truth is, I like the way I look now better than I ever have. I'm not afraid to take risks, I've settled into a style that's all my own and I have a certain quirky "me-ness" that I wouldn't give up for any amount of weight loss.
That's not to say I want to stagnate. I'd like to have more energy, and just like I change my hairstyle/color to suit my personality, I'd like my outsides to fit the aesthetic I have of myself in my mind. Slightly healthier, just as curvy, (an inch or two taller would be nice...but I suppose we can't have it all ;)
So instead of subjecting you all to a blog post riddled with "I wish" and "I hope", I will tell you I have downloaded several healthy cookbooks to my Kindle, along with some neat yoga, running and dance books (and maybe a self improvement book..or a hundred. I can't help it, they're my guilty pleasure!) and that I plan to continue down this road of building a better Danielle while loving the Danielle I've got :-)
Hugs and Smooches,