Today marks the beginning of year 4 at Plyofit and I thought it appropriate to acknowledge it because it has become such an important part of my life that brings me joy…
I was suggested by Carlos to write a letter to my old ‘Pre-Plyofit’ self. Wondering what I would say to that person. Interesting. So here goes…
Dear old self,
Don’t give up. You have no motivation or drive right now to get you to move. That’s okay. You are going to be given the opportunity to make a change and you are going to take it. Don’t despair because you are doing it out of desperation. You aren’t. You are doing it because you don’t know. Your lack of knowledge and inability to understand why it’s so important to make a change are things that will change you. When you get this opportunity you will become different. You will see things in a different light and they will become a part of you.
With this new opportunity, you are going to become someone you are proud of and someone who you know is trying. You will no longer feel like you are stuck in old habits because you will learn how to talk to yourself more.
I do want to warn you, though. It will be difficult. There will be times that you will give up. There will be times when you will put yourself down. You cannot give in to it. You will have those moments when you feel like you can’t sustain the lifestyle but you need to acknowledge it and move on. There will be times when you want nothing to do with this journey but you will overcome and realize that this is now a part of your life.
If anything, you will become a better person for every single thing that you try. You will learn that your apprehension will subside when you meet the people that will now be an integral part of your life. You will meet these people, who will quickly become your friends, then will quickly become your family. They will make your journey better because they will be there through the thick and thin of it. They will be the people that you lean on when you need that push. They will be the people that you rely on because they know. They know exactly how this journey feels.
Just so you know, you will go a long way. You will make changes that are good for you. You will create new habits that you will stick with. You will struggle through the entire process but it will be worth it. You will break down many, many, many times. Frustration will be something that you will get to know.
Failure will be a big part of your life, as well. You will fight this. No one wants failure but you will realize that you can’t have any of this without it. Simple as that.
Also, you will find yourself doubting yourself. You will rely on a lot of people to get through this. Use your tools. All the tools that Carlos gives you on how to tackle any self-doubt, use them. Starting out, your toolbox will be empty but little by little you will fill it up with so many things to counteract your day-to-day journey. From the beginning, you will not understand but one day it will click. That day will be amazing. That day will make you stronger.
Speaking of, you will become stronger…emotionally, mentally, and physically. You will constantly be trying to get these three things all aligned but it is tough. You will persevere. Your days will sometimes be filled with negative energy because it’s the easiest. Just fight. You will learn how to fight these by challenging yourself. This will be new for you. You will feel emotions that you have never felt because you never really have challenged yourself before. It will be amazing when you have that moment of clarity and realize that you are a strong person, all around.
Old self, there are so many things that I could go on about in this letter but I think that you just need to live them yourself. But if I had anything else to say, it would just be stay patient and enjoy the journey.