by - 16:37:00

I've been making a lot of changes over the past month to work on myself - both mentally and physically. I have never liked myself, inside or out. I have always disliked myself and hated how I looked.

I feel like I am starting to accept myself, I might even go so far as to say I think I may be starting to actually 'like' myself? I never thought I'd say that, this is such a big thing for me to be able to say and I am proud of the progress (no matter how little) that I have made since the beginning of 2017.

My body is something that I've always really struggled to accept, I can literally go down my body from head-to-toe and say something I don't like about every single thing. I've realised recently that I can now go down my body and there are some positive things that I can say; I like the colour of my eyes, I like the shape of my lips, I like my chunky thighs and I like the size of my feet. I have never been able to say anything so positive about my body and I feel so happy that I can do this now. I may not like much of my body at the moment but to be able to say some positive things about it, I can't even explain how happy that makes me.

I'm hoping that one day in the future, I will be able to say that I love myself.

Recently I feel like my confidence is coming back a little too, I've been stepping out of my comfort zone and challenging myself a little more - I even sung on karaoke the other day in a pub!

I have added exercise into my weekly routine (5 days a week), I have also been going for almost-daily walks and even some jogs! I feel so much healthier already. I have also been watching what I eat a bit more (I was a massive snacker) and I have cut down on lots of things that weren't so great to have daily (fizzy drinks, for example).  

I mentioned in THIS blog post that I have also been keeping a 'positivity diary' where I write at least one positive about each day, I highly recommend doing one of your own!

I'm feeling a lot more optimistic and right now, I really like my life and I'm feeling positive about the direction it is going. 

There's a lot that I still have to work on and I know it's going to take a while, but I can do this.


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