For me I helped to remotivate me to get back on my program and start living a healthy, active life. I have been slipping the the last 14 months and regained 30 pounds. Yes, 30 pounds. So it was time to get back to understanding that this is an EVERY DAY thing. There may be treats once in a while but not every day. Not every week. And I needed to make sure that I was doing this for the right "why". My why is to live a longer life than my mother. She died 14 years ago at age 56. I will be 56 in 10 short years. I also want to live a long, amazing life with my husband. Two really good reasons for making sure that I am good to myself.
I noticed a couple things about the photos above. As you can see not all 30 are there. Some won't be posted because they are not appropriate for the blog. I did notice I like to smile a lot. Even my tired photo is a smiley one. The exception is the one with my CPAP on. Can't see my mouth in that one and trust me the smiling is hard in that thing.
My favorite photo was the one with my arm up showing off my bicep. And my sagging skin. I lost 90 pounds and well, skin sags. When I posted that picture I challenged the ladies to take a picture of their most hated body part and then say something really nice about it. Yes, they had to say something positive. For me my arms do so much. They hug, they carry heavy things, they help me stay up when I am in Downward Facing Dog at yoga class, they hold my man tight next to me, and they have help crying children and friends. They held my godson Noah minutes after he was born and they held my mother as she took her last breath. Pretty amazing limbs if you ask me. So what if there is some skin hanging there. So FREAKING what.
It wan't just me that learned something from this experience. Here is what some of the other ladies said.
Thanks for this empowering journey fellow cuties! - Carolyn
I have both dreaded this and enjoyed this challenge. I have really enjoyed seeing the many faces and smiles of the other cuties! - Jess
I didn't love it at first, but I'm sad it is ending. How blessed I am to be part of such a wonderful and BEAUTIFUL group of ladies! - Cyndi
I didn't take a selfie every day, but I'm less critical of myself in the latest one, so I think it has helped. Thank you for the challenge, Rose, and to all you beautiful Committed Cuties! - Kimberly
These selfies have been an interesting experience. I rarely ever took them before. Now I see why some find them addicting. - Bethany
Beautiful looks like HAPPY. Discarding your self hate means you have to see what the people who love you see. - Lacy
And there were so many more of these. These ladies were amazing. And it was so popular with them that we are doing it again in September. I cannot wait to see what happens next. I will say this, it made us all love and appreciate ourselves a whole lot more.