Hey there, you.
Yes, you. That beautiful woman who hates looking in the mirror some days.
What are you doing? What's holding you back? Who is holding you back?
Oh, so you know it's YOU. You know you hold yourself back from being 100% healthy. 100% more motivated. A little more happy. Yeah, yeah. Skinny does not mean happy, I know what you're saying. But don't you think you'd be just a tad happier if you weren't dealing with your thighs rubbing together on a daily basis?
So. What's the deal? Why hold yourself back like that? I know how easy it is to say you don't have the time to work out, but what's the harm in waking up an hour before your daughter does to get in front of the TV and pop in a workout DVD?
You can't join a gym, a fitness program, a class because you don't drive. That's a whole other issue, so we won't go there today. There ARE things you can do in the comforts of your own home. So why not try them? How hard is it to eat healthier? Shop better? Stop making excuses for yourself. Stop forcing excuses on yourself. Stop giving excuses TO yourself when you think you can't do it. Realistically, you WON'T.
Yes, it is true, you're happy. You have a wonderful husband, a beautiful and incredible daughter, and you're surrounded by friends and family who love you. What's wrong with that?
Nothing. Nothing is wrong with that, but aren't there those days that you wish you could throw on something and not worry about the size, the fit, the way that it looks? Don't you think you could benefit from losing a few pounds? You don't have to start with 100. You don't even have to start with 40. How about just looking to get rid of 10? 5, even? Just do it. Yeah, it sounds like a cliche', but I don't mean for it to be. Just start moving. Play with your daughter some more. Talk your husband into moving around after work. Go for walks when the temps get a little cooler. MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE IT.
You'll thank me later.
This post was done in response to a prompt from mama kat's writer's workshop this week: Write a letter to whatever is stopping you from losing the extra weight you’d like to lose.