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Sunday, February 5, 2012

'Manda's Musings 1-A Letter to My Future Self

Welcome to the first edition of 'Manda's Musings. I would like to thank Deanna for her contribution to the title of these weekly writings, and Mims and Mac for being the only two people to vote on the first topic.

My hopes are that I will be able to write a short, or long, entry every Sunday with something other than just the daily grind. Something that aligns with my core values and the goals of this blog; which if you don't remember are physical, emotional, mental, financial, and spiritual health, as well as my passion for interpreting.

If you have anything you want me to write about, any thing you are interested in reading, please let me know. Some of these musings will be recorded in vlog form as well so consider that in your options. I really appreciate comments because they give me an idea of who is reading and what they enjoy about my blog.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the very first (of many) 'Manda's Musings.


Dear 'Manda,

I hope you are enjoying things the way they are for now. As you know you are loved and as long as that is true things must be fine. :)

I wanted to just write you a quick letter to tell you how proud I am of your progress in your health goals. I know that sometimes life is hard and times are tough and it is easier to just give up on the challenges you have set for yourself. I really want to ask that you don't do that.

There is a booklet in your purse that reminds you of common reasons not to take that first bite that might lead to a binge-I am going to give you a bit more of a reason not to take that first bite...

When you are eating clean and moving frequently you have more energy than you know what to do with. You don't have to take mini-naps on your 10 minute breaks at work just to get a boost. You don't need caffeine just to keep your head off of the desk.

When you are eating clean and moving frequently you have a more positive outlook on life. Naturally you're a positive person and bring a lot of sunshine into people's lives, however, when you are treating yourself well you are able to maintain a positive outlook for so much longer and share that with others.

When you are eating clean and moving frequently you perform better at work. Not only are you not sleeping between calls, and able to share a genuine smile on every call, but you are physically more capable of doing your job-and that is a part of your Code of Professional Conduct. Your health and wellness are crucial to your job performance. With as much as you care about interpreting-you don't want to throw that out by taking this bite again, do you?

When you are eating clean and moving frequently you WANT to go to CrossFit. When you WANT to go to CrossFit you become stronger, healthier, happier, and more capable. You are a strong and beautiful woman inside and out at all times, but when you reflect it physically you are reminded of it mentally and more able to live your live with the values that mean so much to you.

'Manda, I am so happy with the way things are right now. I feel great and I know it is just going to keep getting greater. My hair, skin, sleep, body, everything looks and feels amazing. I know that whatever it is you are doing right now-considering eating something you shouldn't or considering quitting working out or considering dropping primal for a while-seems like it might be the right thing. I am writing this letter to tell you to try and stick it through. Keep working at it. You have a HUGE support system and they are there for you whenever you need.

Pop a piece of gum in your mouth and make a phone call. Trust me, you will be happier for it.

I love you. You are so loved, and such a blessing.



  1. On a night that I just had pizza and soda (no HFCS at least)... thank you for the motivation and inspiration. <3

    I'm so proud of you, and inspired by you. I'm going to write a letter to myself tomorrow, and hang it somewhere that I can see it every day as a reminder. :)

    Keep that beauty shining!

    1. AWWW Thank you so much DR!!!! <3 I love you so much. I am glad I am able to be an inspiration to anyone... I have always wanted that-I can now consider myself successful! :D