Dear Future Self

Dear Future Self,

Today is August 3, 2017, and there are some changes I will make and actions I will take that will greatly benefit you. I want you to be living your best life ever and I know there are things I must do to get you there.

For the next three months I am going to do the following things for me now, and you:

  • Consistently attend my therapy sessions (no more eight-month hiatuses)
  • Stick with a mostly-paleo diet (mostly because restricting myself only leads to binging)
  • Work out at least three times a week (you got this, that’s nothing for you)
  • Work to eliminate negative self-talk (POSITIVE VIBES ONLY BIH, wait.. is “bih” negative? lol)

Your happiness and quality of life is important and I will make sure you are in the best shape possible for you. Physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Love,

Your Past Self

This was a challenge initiated by Lakeitha Duncan on her Instagram. If you’d like to join in, feel free to check out the post and #dearfutureself hashtag.

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15 Comments

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    kemkem

    August 4, 2017

    The workout 3 times a day is what l need to do! It should be so easy. The park is right in front of our flat..but l always have one reason. Heat!!! By the time it cools off in the evening, I still make excuses :-). Thanks for the reminder to just do it! 🙂

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      Ashleigh

      August 4, 2017

      oh yeah I don’t like outdoor workouts when it’s too hot, I’m miserable! lol you got this though!

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    Eva Wilson/SocaMom® (@SocaMomDC)

    August 4, 2017

    Cool! I think your future self would thank you for doing this. I think my future self would thank present day me if I was more mindful of my food and exercise.

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      Ashleigh

      August 4, 2017

      being mindful of it is half the batter, especially when life gets in the way lol

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    Sheena Steward

    August 4, 2017

    This is a great idea! I’m right there with you regarding the food, exercise and positive vibes only. I have an event coming up with a few women this idea would be great for the group to do.

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      Ashleigh

      August 4, 2017

      Yes definitely do it and it’ll be a hit in your group and a great conversation piece.

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    Tiffany H.

    August 6, 2017

    I think its important to make goals for yourself and write them down by keeping yourself accountable. Great goals to have, I need to work on my fitness goals.

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    Carissa (The Green Eyed Lady)

    August 7, 2017

    Great Idea!!! I need to make some goals to accomplish by the end of the year or in the next 3 months! Great Idea!!

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    Jonna

    August 7, 2017

    This is a challenge I hadn’t heard of before. But I think this is a great challenge to keep you accountable.

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    Kita

    August 7, 2017

    I love this. I came up with a commitment list for myself as well. Working out and eating healthy are two things on my list.

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    cleverlychanging

    August 7, 2017

    Several item on your list, really go hand-in-hand: exercising and eating a fresh paleo diet. The exercise also helps release endorphins to help us relieve stress. I wish you the best on accomplishing these goals.

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    Toiia L. Rukuni

    August 8, 2017

    I think that it is highly important to create goals for yourself and than to take massive action on them to turn them into a reality! I love it!

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    kingteeuhh

    August 10, 2017

    First off–loving the blog redesign! secondly, i’m so here for avoiding that binging, it’s so serious!

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      Ashleigh

      August 14, 2017

      Thanks love! I’m actually considering another redesign soon whenever I can find one that I know I’ll stick with and not get sick of haha

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    Adeola

    August 11, 2017

    I love these goals especially for the last trimester of the year.

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