The absolute most frequent question I receive from people starting their weightloss journey is regarding excess skin.
How can you avoid it? Do you have any? I’m afraid of it, were you?? What does yours look like etc etc etc.
Soooo here I am in all my lovely 5 am pre long run glory. You can see a photo of my lovely tummy here…
(And FYI I kept the bikini.)
So here’s the facts… YES, I most certainly do have excess skin. I wish I didn’t have it, but I also wish it didn’t bug me. I’m so much more than the skin, I’m a daughter and a sister and a friend and a wife, things that have actual meaning in life. And BENEATH that extra skin I’m strong, and healthy and capable of so much more than overweight Jessica ever thought was possible. The fact remains that I would take saggy skin over being unhealthy and overweight like I was before any day. I’ve worked so incredibly hard to get to where I am, and while sometimes I think it’s almost unfair that I’m not 100% satisfied with my body, I’m not sure if anyone (besides perhaps a Victoria Secret model) truly is. My body may not be picture perfect, and like any other woman I have insecurities about it, but as I said before beneath it I am stronger and healthier than ever. One of my new years resolutions is to love my body more, and it’s something I work on every day. Don’t be afraid of excess skin, it’s a constant reminder of how incredibly far I’ve come and how hard I’ve worked to get here.