Dear Former Self,
How have you been? I can’t believe, it’s been over a year since we parted ways. I know it was very difficult for me to realize that I needed a change and up until the end, I thought living with you was all that life had in store for me. Boy, was I wrong!
Since I started to take charge of my life and not just go through the motions like you advised me to, I am a more confident and happy person. I no longer feel trapped inside my body and have learned how to effectively deal with stress and not succumb to it.
Remember, when I used to tell you how I didn’t have the time or energy to do anything good for myself like exercise or prepare my own meals? What was I thinking? Why didn’t I believe in myself? As if, not feeling good from skipping meals, neglecting my daily water intake or supplementing my nutrition with a diet full of superfoods and dense nutrition was ever gonna give me the energy I needed to keep up after my kids and work responsibilities?
I’m happy to report that I now know the real truth and not the one you always painted for me- to feel good from the inside out, I have to take care of my body! I have to feed it the best food, stay hydrated, exercise regularly and spend time with people who are just as invested in taking care of themselves as I am!
Making all these changes has left me feeling great but, former self, I am still troubled. You see, I still see reflections of you in some of the people that I meet. I see people being held down by their own excuses and telling themselves they can’t make a positive change in their lives because they don’t have the time, money, energy or believe that they can. Excuses can be a paralyzing force, for sure! If anything, I would like to tell those who doubt in their own ability that, this journey has taught me that where there is a will there is a way. My will came when I realized I did not like feeling tired and overwhelmed or stressed and unhappy. Basically, I discovered my WHY power!
Former self, it may seem like I’ve been really harsh towards you but, haven’t you been the same to me? You really weren’t acting like my best friend. I want you to know that I still appreciate you. That’s because, if it wasn’t for you, I would never be able to fully appreciate how I feel today! And more importantly, neither would the people I meet who secretly want the same for themselves! Sharing my past experiences help others to see that making healthy changes are possible!
The New Me!
Does any of this resonate with you? If you’d like to learn more about how I was able to part ways with my former self, and realize my true potential of life, please fill out the fields below! I’d be more than happy to help you out! Inspiring others is what makes my heart most happy. I’d love to connect with you too!