Thursday, June 24, 2010

Writer's Workshop: A Letter to Myself

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.

You should.

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.

Love, **ME**

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.


  1. That was one heck of a pep talk!

  2. I agree - excellent pep talk! So what are you waiting for? Get out there!

  3. Great pep talk! OK, WHEN I AM on track, I still CAN NOT do the gym!! I am too self conscious... However, I use this site that is FREE and helps keep me on target!!

    Not long ago I did a post that I think will be helpful for you! Check it out! (The above link is in that post, too.)

  4. OOPS!! The first link goes to MY writer's workshop.. NOT the site I was telling you about. Sorry!! Check out the post and it explains the site and gives links!! ;D

  5. First off- you ARE beautiful, inside and out, and I know, because I've seen you IRL :)

    And you are right, skinny does not equal happy, ironically, it's when I'm at my MOST unhappy that I seem to get skinny. I recommend 30-day shred. 30 minutes a day, in your own home, it costs $9.04 are target.

    Great PEP talk girl!

  6. So, I may have gotten tunnel vision after I read this one sentence, but YOU DON'T DRIVE?!?!?!? Oh my goodness! That would be a SERIOUS happiness booster right there! I would die with out driving!

    Ok, anynotdriving - join us over at Lose it Bitches! 5 pounds is a great starting place! Love ya!

  7. With such a spirited letter to yourself, I can tell you have it within you to start and maintain a new weight loss regimen. You can do it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. All I can tell you is this:
    I know what is holding me back:
    Ice Cream.

    Well, and bacon. But you don't deal with the latter.

    That is all.

    :D *wink*

  9. I also like the Nike mantra: JUST DO IT.

    Start w/ baby steps. Purge your pantry/fridge of the junk.

    Order a workout dvd from YOu can get Jillian Michaels' 30-Day SHred for $9. I love it b/c it's only 20 MINUTES. you can do 20 minutes, sista.

    Reward yourself with little things when you stick with it. NOT food. Like maybe a movie or a date night w/ hubs after peanut has gone to on the computer. Read a book. Take a bubble bath or a long hot shower. Call a friend.

    You have to start somewhere. Start today. You CAN do it.

  10. Great letter to yourself. You can do anything you set your mind to.


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