I don't know about y'all, but this time of year really makes me think and reflect on how I am actually feeling about myself and my body. While I am not super large, I am overweight for my body type and height, and I have decided that I want to do something about it. Now most people will say, "What are you talking about!? You're so skinny!," but I actually have gained 30 pounds within this last year. I have gone through a lot, and I think the stress of it all has really caught up with me. I am 4'10" - which means that a healthy and normal weight for my height varies from 91-118 pounds. I currently weigh 121 pounds, meaning that I am, indeed, officially in the overweight category for my height. I feel worried in many ways about expressing this to y'all because I usually get backlash for wanting to lose weight... But IT'S CALLED SWEATERS, PEOPLE. I hide behind bulky clothes because I don't feel good enough about myself to show off my body.
I want to do this to improve my self esteem and to get back to feeling HEALTHY. In the past, I have felt best at 95 pounds, so that normally would be my goal weight this year, but I really just want to feel strong and well, so I am aiming more towards appearance and strength vs. an actual number. However, I am going to aim for losing 25 pounds by June so that I have an actual goal to shoot for. This means that I basically have five months to lose the weight and get into shape for summer! I want to give myself some time to do this the safe way, without depriving myself, so that I don't give up right away. It's all about pacing yourself, and this is a journey that is definitely going to push me out of my comfort zone and into new territory. The girl in this photo below is who I want to be again. I miss feeling great in my own skin, and I cannot wait to take back control of my life.
I wanted to let y'all in on my New Year's goal so that we can support each other through the hard times of our resolutions. Whatever your resolution, from trying to lose weight to getting more hours of sleep at night, I want y'all to know that I am here to support you, and I truly believe that you can do it! I am excited to share my journey with you and will keep y'all updated on here, Instagram, and Snapchat - So if you are not following me on my socials, make sure you connect with me! (Instagram: @noraeckler // Snapchat: noraeckler)
Talk to y'all soon - Love you so much.