A Letter to My Body

As I sat down to write today, I decided to check my drafts box and at the very bottom was this letter I had written to myself back in August of 2018. I think this was about 2-3 months into my weight loss journey.

I want to share it with you today because I think it’s important to reflect on how far we’ve come. I know I’m guilty of badgering myself about my weight going up and down when I should be more focused on praising myself for losing 50 pounds, and keeping it off for the most part.

There was no secret to my success or “one size fits all” method. I really tried everything. I jumped around with my diet and workouts that I can’t name one thing that was my secret to success but what I did was stay consistent. What I did was try whatever I could that worked for me. I was Goldilocks and the workouts and diet were my 3 bears.

Orange Theory – too intense, didn’t want to commit to the times, too expensive.

Pilates – not intense enough, didn’t really feel a change in my body, too expensive.

At-Home Workouts – Flexible scheduling, as intense or relaxed as I want, FREE!

Ding, ding, ding!

Next time you feel like giving up, sit down and write yourself a letter. Pretend like you’re writing to your past self or the self you want to be. Apologize for taking advantage of the time you had. Write how you feel and mean it. Then, file it away. Imagine what it will be like to look back and read it. I can tell you for me, re-reading this is a reminder of my “WHY“. Why I try to hard, why it’s important to have good health, why it matters to me.

What matters to you?

Hello,

We haven’t seen each other in a few years (2) and I just wanted to say that I’m sorry I took you for granted. You were there for me and I didn’t respect you like I should have.
I want you to know I’ve changed. I know you’ve probably heard that before but this time I mean it. I’ve been really focusing on taking care of myself and not letting negativity get the best of me. I’ve lost a lot of excess baggage and I plan to keep it that way. I know you may not believe me but I’m determined to stick with it this time.
I hope that if we can meet again you understand how much I will care about you and treat you the way you deserve. I will strive to listen to you and make compromises where necessary. You deserve someone who is going to value you and also lift you up! I can be that person and I will show you!
Thank you for giving me this opportunity and I promise I won’t screw it up again!
Love always,
Me