The morning of January 23, 2015 is one I will never forget because it is the day I opened my eyes with a freedom and peace that could not be explained with words. I had struggled with depression, stress, and fear for years and had allowed this battle to affect my physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Sometimes we wait on God to accomplish what he is given us the ability and authority to perform on our own.
From that moment to the present, I have made a decision to live my life without apology. Life is too short to live in regret. I now know that my mistakes have empowered me to make better choices, so I need not be ashamed of my past. I am committed to live, learn, and be the best me possible – in all my full-figured loveliness! And if you do not like or cannot embrace it, bye Felecia and Fred too!
I challenge every woman to make the following words your daily declaration and life’s mantra! Its’ your time to be free!
I am not what I did in my past. I am who God says I am. I am no longer bound by the occurrences of my past or what others may think about it. Every bad relationship, decision, and traumatic life experience has worked for my good. I am healed from all past hurts and release those who may have hurt me. I am free to live the life God intended – without restriction, worry, or hesitation. The way has already been made, the plan set, and I’ve made a conscious decision to move forward. I declare that today, and forever that I Am Freedom…Personified!!
GM! I haven’t been consistent with my workouts…BUT I turned the page at 5:50a by doing 3 X 15 Reps of the following:
Reverse Fly – 5lbs
Bicep Curls – 10 lbs.
Dumbbell Cross Jabs – 5 & 10 lbs.
Rotating Triceps Kick – 10 lbs.
Supine Chest Press – 30 lbs.
Lateral Pull-down – 30 lbs.
Committing to focus on arm and leg work, with cardio for the next 30 days…can’t wait to show off the results on August 18!!
Morning workout – Strength Training:
Biceps Hammer Curls
All w/5 lb weights…AND
90 squats (reps varied)
Get it done ppl!!!
I have been a little slack in my updates…but please do not think this is any reflection on my commitment to live and be healthy. I am now down 35 lbs! YAY ME! At this point, I am not sure how much weight I want to lose. It’s not about the number reflected on the scale; I will stop when I feel and look the way I want. Whether I reach my goal by my 40th birthday is no longer my focus. The month of June will be a time of celebration, regardless! For the first time, I am embracing my body; I finally know what it means to love the skin I am in. YAY ME!!!
Here are a few updated pictures for your viewing pleasure. I’m slimming down!! Can you see my progress? Let me know your thoughts!
I needed this today…I have a lot on my mind – great release!!
My breakfast this morning…It was delicious. Changing this up a little to make sure I get the most nutrients possible with the least amount of calories. I will probably have this 3-4 times a week. I start back with my personal training next week and I know he has it in for me! However, I know it will be worth it – I must get these curves FIT! Have a great day everyone!
The last few weeks have been so trying! Right after my last post, I began to have severe stomach pains that eventually led to me seeing my physician. After several test, it was determined I had some digestive issues that were addressed with medication and rest. Right after that, I began to be stalked by the flu who refused to submit to the stipulations of the restraining order I tried to issue! Needless to say, I made up in my mind to start walking again today – at a slower pace. It felt so good to get back into my element!
What’s interesting is I have still managed to lose 3 lbs during this fiasco! Life is great and I am still on the road to acquiring the fit curves I seek!!