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Love Letter to Moi

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

My Beachbody Coach gave us some homework today. The assignment is to write ourselves a love letter to refer back to whenever we are feeling defeated or uninspired. Soooo... here goes Coach J...

Dear Emily,

I haven't had the heart to tell you this over the last couple of years, because I didn't want to hurt your feelings, but it's now or never...

You're killing yourself. Well, you were killing yourself, and could barely sit by and watch anymore. That's why I'm so happy you've made some changes lately. You've been sitting on the sidelines for years and it's time to get back in the game. I hate to break it to you, but there's more to life than vodka and calzones. Two day long Netflix marathons do not constitute a "good weekend." I know you're a positive person and I know that you enjoy yourself where ever you are, but there's an entire world out there and it's time you did some exploring. I think you're starting to realize all of this on your own, so I hope I'm not the bearer of bad news.

I love you and I want you to thoroughly enjoy each and every day of your life, and with the way you were living, that wouldn't have been too much longer. I don't want your weight and insecurities to hold you back anymore. I know you can do this. You've been waking up early in the morning to work out for the past couple of weeks, and eating healthy foods, and I can see that you're changing. You already feel more rested in the morning, you haven't had as much stomach trouble, you've been in a better mood and you've been feeling more optimistic about what the future holds. Every day is better than the one before it. If you feel this much better in a matter of weeks, imagine how you will feel in a month, 6 months, a year, 5 years!

I know you can do this. You are determined and intelligent and hard-working and dedicated. Don't slow down. Don't look back. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Don't let any temptation take control of your future. Be the woman that you deserve to be.


Your Bad Ass Self
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