Friday, October 3, 2008

If I could write a letter...

As I took my walk this morning (which was a good one - felt great to be out there doing it today) I had the song 'If I could write a letter to me' playing in my head. It started me thinking.
If my 'At Goal' self could write a letter to my 'Right Now' self, what would I write?

This is what I came up with.

Dear Struggling Me,

First of all, there are a few statements you need to hear, and believe. Right here in this moment that you are in, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! YOU ARE INTELLEGENT! YOU ARE STRONG! Nothing and no one can change that or take that from you. Do you want to be better? Sure you do, and you will. I am proof that you did it! Do you struggle? Of course. No journey is without struggle. But you face them, and find a way through. There is so much I want to tell you.

Right now you are having a hard time with Life. Nothing seems to be going your way, and its tough, really tough. But hang in there. Good things are on the way in all areas of your life and so much more than just weight loss.

Remember that list of things that you want to accomplish by reaching your goal? You will be pleased to know that achieving them is a fabulous journey in itself. Right now you don't think you'll be able to run or hike or be able to keep up with the boys, but you will. You become an active, outgoing family. Gord and the boys have a hard time wiping the smiles off of their faces. You were always a good mom and wife, but now you can offer so much more. You get out there and DO, and what's more....YOU ENJOY IT!!!

You get to shop in regular stores. Gord says its a little harder on the pocket book now that you actually like to go shopping for yourself, but he couldn't be prouder of you for all that you have accomplished. He supports you all along the way. He is also enjoying the perks. *nudge, nudge, wink, wink*

Life is good. You know that shy girl you are right now? Well, you don't stay that way for long. Having achieved your goals, you are now motivating others to start (and continue) their own journeys. Imagine, YOU, the inspiration that others use to help them get to their goals. It is awesome! Your are thriving in your professional life as well as your personal and spiritual ones. God is so good.

Well, if I write much longer, you won't have anything to be surprised about. Just remember, every day that you get up and put on your running shoes to go get some exercise, you are one step closer to your goals. Every time that you consciously think about what you are putting in your mouth, you are one step closer to your goal. Every moment that you think positively and keep going on your journey, you are one step closer to your goal. Don't worry about how many steps it will take. Just KEEP MOVING FORWARD! You'll get there.

Good Journey Janessa, You can and are doing it!

Love always,
Your 'At Goal' Self :)

P.S. You now have beautiful (and sexy) "unmentionables", and oh how much fun that is!


kadee29 said...

You have me in tears. What a wonderful letter. You have given yourself an amazing gift. Hang on to that spirit!

Nineheartbeats said...

You are truly an inspiration. I often go on (usually late at night) to peek in on your blog. I have found mine to be quite therapeutic. You continue to amaze me with your constant pulling yourself up when you last appeared down. You will succeed at your goals, I have no doubt. We must get together!! Touch base chick!
Love ya, Karen

blessed one said...

I am the truly blessed one that gets to tell people this angel is my wife! Although I am the man in the house she gives me permission to tell people that! Lol!

I have always believed in you, I will always believe in you, and from what I've seen here, I'm not alone!

You CAN do this Baby! From my good buddy Zig...BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE!! Also remember its not what you become at the end of your journey...its that your successful because your ON the journey!!

You make me want to be a better man, Dad, husband, friend, and son! You've given us two wonderful little boys and you continue daily to inspire me.

If I could show you every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year, and God saw fit to give us 100 years together, I STILL wouldn't be even close to the vicinity of how blessed I feel to be married to you!
You are my wife...and after almost 17 years of being able to say that, I STILL don't always believe it!

I love you every way you are! I'm IN love with everything you are! Everything I am, loves everything you are!


Kari said...

I just have to say WOW. *tear* In my weight loss group this is one the things we have been presented with to try doing. I've been thinking about it for 2 weeks now and still unsure about what I would say. What you said just spoke to me. It was beautiful and I thank you for sharing this.

Mary Frances said...

Awesome post!!! You had me close to tears and the hubby's comment just pushed me over the edge. How completely sweet and amazing!!!!