Earlier this week over at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, we were given some homework. The task was to take a mental leap forward in time to January 2014 and visualize ourselves at that time. Once that was firmly in place, we were to write a letter from our 2014 self to our current self about all the things we accomplished in 2013.
Now, we’ve done this letter to myself task in the past as part of our New Year challenges over at the Sisterhood. I took part the first year I joined the site, but haven’t since. I remember just how much it helped motivate me the year I did it, so I’m not sure why I never did it again. Given my current renewal of enthusiasm and motivation for my weight loss journey, I’ve decided to take part again this year. I can’t wait to come back to this post next January to see how well I did visualizing all the things I’ll accomplish in 2013!
So, without further adieu, here’s my letter to myself …
Dear 2013 Me,
Wow, can you believe another year has passed? Even more, can you actually believe you are standing on the precipice of turning 50? How is that even possible, right?!! Thankfully, with all of the changes you’ve made over the past year, you don’t feel or look like a woman just six weeks shy of the big 5-Oh.
Looking back over the past year, it’s nothing short of amazing what you’ve accomplished! I guess Weight Watchers was really on to something with that whole Expect Amazing ad campaign when they launched Weight Watchers 360!
Let’s take a quick walk down memory lane at all you’ve done in the past year:
- You lost over 50 pounds.
- You finished four 5k races.
- You finished your first mud run.
- You logged over 500 miles on your Fitbit.
- Your dress size no longer begins with a 2.
- You had an amazing time at FitBloggin’13 in Portland.
- You finished 10 stitching projects.
- You were promoted to a Level 2 Manager at work.
- Last, and certainly far from least, you are finally a COLLEGE GRADUATE!!
What? Seeing all of those accomplishments documented in a bullet list doesn’t impress you enough? Well, I just went and checked out our reflection in the full-length mirror in our bedroom. Trust me when I tell you, you are looking pretty amazing now compared to how you looked at Christmas 2012.
I’ll leave you with one final thought. When you find yourself feeling weak or just wanting to throw in the towel, don’t! Stay focused and work hard because, I promise you, the way you look and feel now will make it totally worth it!!
Until next time …
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