Dear Weak [enter your name],
I get it. You're dying for a piece of candy. Maybe it's not the candy (or the pastries, or whatever), maybe you're bored, you're hungry, you're tired of thinking about the candy all day and you're just saying screw it. One bite, one piece, one serving/helping, and then i'm done, I'll go to the gym, I'll go home for the night, I'm still on track.
This is absolutely the stupidest reason imaginable to throw yourself off
track, feel disappointed in yourself and your lack of self-control, give
yourself a belly you'll have to work off for four days, screw up the carb
deficit that I work hard every single day to create, feel cranky, avoid plans
with friends or your boyfriend, dread the weekend, add stress to your already
stressful life, etc. Remember, you never get bored of accidentally discovering
how slim you are, whether it's in the fitting room, when lining up progress
pictures, in the locker room at the gym, when you catch a glimpse of yourself
in a window as you walk down the street, when someone calls you
"slim" or "toned" or "fit". THOSE THINGS never
get boring. Focus on how fun and exciting that part of the process is and
ignore the rest. For my sake.
You're hungry.Go drink four glasses of water right now. Back? OK. Are you still hungry? If so, email someone you can confide in. Or eat a protein bar, or go microwave some broccoli. You know that will fill you up and do good things for your body and your goals. You don't want the broccoli? Then you're not hungry.
You're saying "Screw it."
If you want to quit this journey, decide to quit and then you can eat pizza
and drink beer every night. You an go out with your friends and eat hors
d'oeuvres all night long. you won't feel good, but at least you will be
And you know very well there's no such things as "Just One
A message from me to you.I love you (even though you are the weak version of me) because we are the same person. You have a ton to be proud of and you should love the process and love how far you have come. You can go even farther, and you will be around less and less as time passes, you won't have to read this letter as often. You are strong inside, this is only temporary, and it will pass. Now go get a cup of water and get back to kicking ass.
Strong [enter your name]
P.S. I'll be back tomorrow morning when you wake up.