So, this week's assignment was to write a letter to myself looking back on 2010 chronicling my accomplishments... WOW - This was a big undertaking, but a very powerful exercise. So here goes...
What a year it has been! You have accomplished so much and have really made this year a powerful year of change. Your theme for the year has been "honoring yourself, respecting your body and accomplishing your goals". You started out the year motivated and excited to see what you were made of and what you were capable of. You have accomplished so much. Here is a re-cap:
You ran/walked your first half marathon and exceeded your fundraising goal to benefit the LLS. You also completed a sprint triathalon in November. You had difficulty fathoming that at the beginning of the year, but with the accomplishment of the half marathon, you were motivated and hungry for another challenge. You released 60 pounds and now weigh 150 pounds, well on your way to your goal of 130. You are a very thoughtful eater and now eat to fuel your body rather than comfort your body. You have learned to get creative in times of stress to avoid using food as your stress reliever. Lastly, you have learned to truly respect your body as the amazing, amazing vessel that allows you to live your passions and allows you to serve others and are treating it with honor and respect.
You have made David, Sam and Noah so proud. Samuel calls you his "Biggest Loser Hero" and is so proud that you are backing up your words with action. Noah is your biggest fan and your biggest encourager to keep racing and keep challenging yourself physically. David is so thrilled that the woman he fell in love with and loves deeply, now sees that she is worth that love and sees how beautiful she is. David trained for the triathalon too and you finished together. You continue to be more in love than ever.
Thank you for choosing to risk and choosing to make this year amazing! I love you and love who you have become in 2010.