I used to be a runner, a marathoner even. I’ve never been tiny by any stretch, but I used to be fit. And then I got sick, had surgery, dealt with some pretty significant grief, and gained a lot of weight.
So I started a new fitness plan and boudoir was going to be my reward for getting back into shape. Except that didn’t happen as quickly as I wanted. So I kept putting it off waiting for that elusive day when I was back to my old self.
Michel gently persuaded me to just go for it though – I was nervous but she is so professional and easy going that within about 30 seconds I forgot I was just hanging out in my underwear.
When I saw the photos, I was speechless. I could barely believe some of them were me. Those photos showed so clearly that I’m not the person I was a few years ago, but in the best way possible. Life has changed me and I can’t go back. It changed me physically, but it’s changed me emotionally and spiritually as well. I’m stronger than I knew, I feel deeper, have fiercer loyalty and love harder than I ever have. And if that’s cost me a few extra pounds, then that’s okay. I’ll take it.
I wouldn’t have fully realized all that without these photos – they showed me that I was still everything I was then and so much more now – stronger, more resilient, sexy, and g#$dam beautiful. Rachel