The Future Me.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I've thought a lot about what things might be like for me once I've lost a significant amount of weight. Will I be happier? Will I feel better? Will I be able to maintain my weight loss?
There is no magic cure to my issues. Even though I may lose weight, the things that got me to this point will still be there. It makes me nervous to think all of this might be for nothing.
If I could talk to the future me, I would tell her not to give up before the job is done. I'm so proud of the sacrifices you chose to make to be a healthier person. Don't get so down on yourself for the mistakes you've made. EVERYONE makes bad choices sometimes. You have to push through the tough times by realizing you are worth every sore muscle, every aching pain, and every tear you shed. You are worth the complaints from family members over the "healthy food". You are worth the inconvenience it takes to go to the gym. You are worth the cost of fitness equiptment.
At the end of the day, you are a sum of the choices you make and the actions you take. I'm done making excuses. I'm putting in the work it takes to accomplish my goals. By far, the most important thing for me is learning to love myself. Until we love ourselves, we will never give ourselves the chance to be the best we can be.
Finally loving myself is my main goal in my weight loss journey. The current me WILL accomplish this for the future me. I deserve it.