#transformationtuesday swipe ➡ if you dare!
This has been a many year journey for me, but it wasn’t until 2 years ago I looked at myself in the mirror and I asked myself “what the HELL are you doing!” i was starting to not recognize the person looking back at me. The person looking back was unhappy, uncomfortable and lacked any kind of self-confidence. I have been on a roller coaster of weight gain and loss. Like I’ve said before the pounds I’ve lost recently isn’t anything I celebrate because I’ve lost them before, it’s the keep it off part I can’t seem to manage. This time around though I think I’ve finally gotten a firm handle on ME. I’m learning how to be more realistic with my lifestyle choices. I’m learning about patience and that goals aren’t meant to be so easily reached. Our bodies don’t change overnight, or at least they shouldn’t if one wants to be successful in the long run. I heard something on YouTube not too long ago, if you can’t attain your goal, then why is it a goal? Is it realistic? I’ve reached my goal, I wanted out of the 150’s, but I want more. But in order to be healthy, I have to go after my goals differently! My mind is still stuck in the “keep losing, keep going!” mode but I know I can’t do that. Not realistically at least! So now, I’m focused on weight; not my body weight, but the weights I lift. The gym is my “happy hour” and I couldn’t be happier! I want to continuously get better and have something I can strive for. The women I follow on Insta help give me purpose, preach self-worth, and consistently remind me that life isn’t about how much someone weighs! I’m learning how to be strong again, give myself curves-not just “36-24-36” I don’t want to look or be like anyone but myself! I’m unique in my own way and I’m HAPPY!
I feel that I need to begin this with a huge disclaimer explaining all my shortcomings and inferiorities, but this is a year of stepping past my comfort zone and ceasing to nit pick my life apart for the sake of others. I'm not a big social media fan to say the least, but I'm really going to attempt posting more often in order to showcase my rescues better to help find them appropriate homes, among other ventures.. That said, I'm damn proud of the bits of progress that Linkin' has been making the past couple weeks! He quite literally belly crawled into my life months ago after he was shoved out of a car on my street and scared all the neighbors. It's been a long journey of building confidence, then reigning in the boisterous young bravado that followed. Of attempting to harness his ping pong mind into an eager focus, of teaching that food and toys no longer need be guarded for fear they'll never return, of setting ground rules that teeth and claws and full body slams aren't acceptable outlets of play or frustration, of grooming his body into a strong and healthy beast who's ready to tackle the world with the right person.
This was our first semi-successful training snippet in the great and wonderful outdoors. Until this point, anything learned indoors was impossible to replicate outside due to a lack of true focus. Lots of backtracking had to take place before we got even here, and despite how sloppy it is, he paid attention OUTSIDE 😲
He's so ready for a Shepherd person, a real nitty gritty, rise before dawn, dog is priority above everything else type of person. My last rescue is living her dream life to the fullest, I pray I can connect him to HIS person who will bring him to his full potential so he can live the life he was quite literally created for. #germanshepherd#gsd#workworkwork#mansbestfriend#adoptme#charlotte#nc