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Letter to my 16-year-old self.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Dear Cheryl,

I bet about now you are thinking you should have listened to your mom. She would often say "to you won't always be this thin." Do you remember how you used to walk everywhere you went? Yes, your best friend lived across town and your only means to get there was to walk. Remember how you would race walk to see if you could make it in less time? ahhh those were the days, weren't they. Of course you could eat anything you wanted, you were burning all the calories back off. And that nervous habit of yours of keeping your feet moving even when you were sitting in class. Those feet were always kicking! Don't you remember how people would put their hand on your leg to still it? ha ha If only you had known then that it was not a bad thing to always be moving, it was burning calories.

Of course, life goes on and responsibilities change. With maturity comes knowledge. You have learned so much about nutrition and exercise. Now the adult in you needs to take over and use that knowledge to improve your life. You have been blessed with a healthy body, it is your responsibility to take the best care of it that you can.

God loves you!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FITMAY 1/28/2013 9:06PM

    Beautiful! emoticon

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DWEBI09 1/26/2013 6:00PM

    You made me smile. I remember those days where I had to walk to junior and high school 5 miles away. We were so active back then emoticon

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_BACK2BASICS_ 1/26/2013 4:15PM

    Running outside for joy instead of for exercise... those were the days. I remember biking to the pool, which was several miles away because I wanted to go and my mom couldn't drive us. And then of course, the hours we would spend playing in the water.
You are right, we could eat a lot because we burned a lot.
Now with our knowledge & our decreased activity level, let's maximize our efforts and move toward our goals. emoticon

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HIKER-SQUIRREL 1/26/2013 10:10AM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing.

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LITTLEDEBI 1/26/2013 8:58AM

    yes if only we would of listen to our moms with open ears!
you are right we now have the knowledge so now it is up to us.

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    Loved the blog! Sometimes mom's do know best emoticon , but we don't get it.

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BECKYSKEL 1/25/2013 11:28PM

    What a nice blog! Too bad we couldn't remember to stay active! Oh well....we have figured it out now. emoticon

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GRACIEC 1/25/2013 11:10PM

    Wasn't it wonderful when our bodies burned all those calories!!! Oh to have that metabolism again! Keep dancing!

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LIGHTONMYFEET7 1/25/2013 4:26PM

    Nice!!! Today is a new day!! A new Start!!

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PHATPAT18 1/25/2013 10:25AM

    Cheryl,ah yes, the good old days.

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