Keep On Keeping On

I struggle with body image. If you’ve read past blogs, this is no surprise. Call it a side effect of my anxiety medication. Call it lifestyle changes. Call it whatever you want. But every day when I look in the mirror, a part of me is uncomfortable with the reflection I see.

I have come a long way in the last few years. I have become more secure in my own skin. I feel more comfortable when I look in the mirror than I did two years ago.

Today, I went bathing suit shopping. My mid-section is my biggest insecurity but high-waisted bathing suit bottoms were on sale so I wanted to pick up at least one.

I found a top and a bottom that I liked (Thanks, La Vie en Rose!) for an amazing price. Better yet, I felt great in it. I felt like a “majestic mermaid” in the top.

Looking through pictures on my phone, I found a couple old “Before” pictures that I took last year of me in work out equipment. I was curious to see if I have made any progress since then so I took photos tonight. To my surprise, I see quite a difference. And I am elated.

I wasn’t going to share them here. But because it has encouraged me to work even harder towards reaching my goals, I am making them new “before” pictures.


I have gone down a dress size or two and my jeans need a belt (I probably need new jeans but I’m cheap). I can see my goal in sight and I am so excited to reach it.

Time to keep on keeping on.


About prettiestpanic

Small-town Canadian sorority girl & psychology major embracing her inner Carrie Bradshaw & Mindy Lahiri. Rarely found without a wineglass or caffeinated beverage in hand. Follow me on Twitter (@michguzrat) because odds are, if you've thought about it, I've said it in 140 characters or less.

Posted on April 9, 2016, in Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Very awesome!!

  2. You’re doing amazing!

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