Sometimes I forget how far I've really come. I feel like a whole different person than I was a year ago. I've lost weight and that has translated into me changing a lot of other things (inside and out) that I didn't like about myself. In this case, it's actually getting a tan...
I have fair skin and have always burned. A few years ago, I just gave up on even trying to get a tan. I just accepted that I'm pale and always will be. It didn't help that I was gaining weight and kind of stopped caring about how I looked all together.
And I definitely didn't want to lay out in a bathing suit. I was more the type of person where if I had to be in a bathing suit, I'd have a cover up on (or wear capris while everyone asked, "Aren't you hot?!") or be in the pool the entire time.
But now that I've lost weight, my opinions and beliefs about myself are changing. Why couldn't I try to get a tan?
So I got tanning lotion, which I'd never bought, and started going to the pool a couple times a week and laying out. And guess what? It worked and I got tan! You can see tan lines! I thought it was just impossible for me to get a tan, so I am pretty happy that I can turn my skin to a shade of normal!
It's the little things that make you stop and realize how much has really changed.