Dear Me, Part I

I'm taking a different spin on the blog this week.

I'm going to share a letter I wrote to my past self.

This is an amazing exercise I learned from Brooke Castillo, and one that I share with clients in my coaching program, Fat to Fierce. This is the first of a 2 part exercise.

This letter is straight out of my own personal journal.

Obviously, I do the work.

I don't know if I can get more vulnerable than this.

Here's how this exercise works.

First, take a few minutes and imagine yourself 5 years ago. How old were you? Where were you working? Where did you live? What were you doing? Who were you spending time with? How did you take care of yourself? What were you eating? Did you exercise? How did you feel about your body? Your size? Your weight?

If you could go back and talk to your past self about your body, your weight, and your life, what would you say? What would you want her to know?

I invite you to grab some paper, something to write with, and join me in writing a letter to yourself.

Here's my letter.

This is Part I: A Letter to the Past.

Dear Amy,

Breathe. You can stop fighting. You are amazing, and you are going to do incredible things. You've been fighting your body, and your weight, for a very long time. You're at the gym every single day, sometimes twice. You're killing it in boot camp classes, but you never take time to rest. You're working so hard to lose weight. Your body hurts, and it needs a break. That's why you keep getting injured. I want you to know that you can rest. It's okay to rest.