I Am Freedom…Personified!

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!

Freedom Declaration

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!!

I’ve Been M.I.A.

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!!

Voluptuously Yours,

Lady Ivy

YAY ME!!!

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!

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Voluptuously Yours,

Lady Ivy

Kale, Banana, and Pineapple Smoothie

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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!

Volouptuously Yours,

Lady Ivy

 

 

 

 

Don’t Count Me Out!

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!!

Voluptuously Yours,

Lady Ivy

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