Monday

An Open Letter to my Motivation....

I need to do this again
Dear Motivation,
I know that there has been a lot going on lately and I ignored you for quite some time. I know that I let stress and fear take over my life and pushed you away. I am sorry. I need you to come back. I am ready to change and become the woman I am supposed to be.  What can I do to make you return? 


And I need to flip tires!
I promise I won't cheat on you again. I won't make excuses anymore. I will think before I eat! It's time to come home. There is room for you here. I need you here. When you are around, everyone is happier! My son is proud of me when you are here. You make me better!
Rappelling down a building! 

There was a time that I wouldn't have even considered skipping the gym or a run. Sometimes I would spend extra hours at the gym. I loved how I felt. I miss that feeling. I had that feeling because you were such a strong presence in my life.

You taught me that I could do whatever I put my mind to. You pushed me to do a half marathon, to rappel down a building, to join CrossFit, to try mud runs, and to even do the Tough Mudder.  I am ready! Come back to me!

Please consider returning! I am ready to take on this healthy lifestyle and lead by example. I know what to do, but without you, I cannot seem to get it started. 

I did Tough Mudder! 
I need you. Please come back! I love the way I feel when you are in my life!

Sincerely,
Mindy's Fitness Journey

33 comments:

  1. (((WAVES CHEERLEADER POM POMS!!!)))

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  2. I'm right there with you, my motivation to do anything at all left me for a few months and I was beginning to think it wasn't coming back, but I do believe it's finally on it's way to being back full steam!
    If you need someone to rappel down a building with you, let me know. As long as you don't mind rappelling with someone shaking so bad they can probably feel it inside the building...

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    1. We need to do that this year! It is in August! You will be surprised that you can do it! I was! Yes let's push each other!!!

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  3. NO EXCUSES is right girlie! You can totally do this! I find motivation through motivating OTHERS - that accountability makes me work on days I just want to Sleep!!

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    1. Thank you lovie! I am feeling better about things... my last day at work is coming up... then I may need to get with you!!! :)

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  4. WOOHOO! You can do this!! :D You already GOT This! :) Our minds are crazy powerful things, but we all believe in you!

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  5. I love flipping tires too! You got this girl!!!

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  6. You have so got this Mandy!! Maybe we can get together over the summer with the kids, and go on a nice bike ride down at Ft. DeSoto and then a swim at the beach afterwards! :) Miss you!!

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  7. Oh man, been there:( It will return!

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    1. Thank you Rachelle Q. I sure hope so! I am doing to chip away at the lack of it daily til it returns!

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  8. Love it!! Im in the same boat!

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  9. Can you share some? I have never felt excited/motivated to exercise. Somehow all the endorphins are gone by the time I get home and dread my next workout every single time.

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    1. I hear ya lately! There is a change when you do it regularly. I remember and miss that feeling... so less tired too!

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  10. You are worth it & you deserve it! :) Be kind to yourself too - we all have issues that sometimes sideline us.. :) Reach out if you need to!

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  11. AMEN sister! I'm starting with my mind and going from there!

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    1. Well we all know that that is the place that hurts us every time right??? That darned mind! Keep me updated!

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  12. This is great! I think the biggest problem regarding weight loss is that people don't eat enough which results in metabolic damage which then results in people spending the rest of there lives trying to get in to shape. So many people get in shape from eating dangerously low amounts of calories and excessive amounts of cardio and then then they gain it all back and can't get it off again.

    Thanks

    My Blog: http://lose-weight-the-correct-way.com/

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  13. Mindy - This letter comes at the perfect time! I'm fighting that mental aspects and this letter really hit home with me! Thanks for pulling my thoughts right onto the page!

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    1. aww.... thank you. That means a lot! It's so so so hard to break through... still trying! Keep trying too!

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  14. i'm feeling very much like you right now. longing for that old feeling, that old person. when you believe strongly enough it comes back easily. your motivation will be your friend.

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    1. Thank you Laura! I hope so! I need it back! :)

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  15. When you find your motivation (and you will) can you see if mine was with yours and tell her to come home?

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  16. I need some motivation too! Let me know how you get it back :)

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  17. Thank you for typing up this post, motivation is something I frequently struggle with as well. Motivation comes and goes but its a question how bad do you want it? Keep up the good work!

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