4 years ago I did a life makeover, mapping out what I wanted to achieve in my 30’s. I started up my own business, published a book, bought my own home… achieving the goals made me feel better about myself. Plus the recognition that I was getting as a result of becoming more confident fed an ongoing cycle that – unplanned – made me feel good about my body and who I am.
Before all this I was never happy with the person staring back at me in the mirror. These days, my body is still the same (although that’s changing since I’m now going to the gym regularly) and I look like I did 4 years ago (no plastic surgery, I mean). But everytime I see myself in the mirror I just love that person to bits.