As I begin to close out my second year on HRT, I wanted to reflect on my journey so far. 💕🌈🌸
𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 (𝐏𝐫𝐞-𝐇𝐑𝐓): this was moments before I shaved my denial beard and taking my first pill. My beard was my armor and shaving it made me feel incredibly vulnerable. And I spent a majority of the day second guessing if I was ready to walk down this path. This was the day it all became real to me.
𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 (𝟐 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐇𝐑𝐓): this was when I started noticing some of the subtle changes and when others started noticing that something about me seemed different (I wasn’t out to anyone at the time yet).
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 (𝟏𝟒 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐇𝐑𝐓): this was when I first started figuring myself out more and feeling more comfortable in my skin. At this point I had been living full-time for about 6 months, but only just started feeling genuinely female.
𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 (𝟐𝟐 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐇𝐑𝐓): this was after getting my nails done with two of my sisters and the realization of how “normal” things have become and the comfort I find in my body. When I took that first pill, I had no idea what was going to happen and I could only hope to be where I am today. So thank you for taking that first step. 💕🌈🌸
Hey my friend,
You say you're too busy to exercise?
You got no time?
Let me tell you, that body is all you've got. Take care of it or you'll regret it once chronic pain sets in.
Do you want to be trapped in daily physical pain?
There are ways to make time for exercise. 30 minutes a day is all you need.
All you got to do is look for things you normally do and see if you can outsource them. Delegate the tasks. Change the routine, modify your schedule.
Do it because your fitness is one thing you can't delegate.
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