On May 8, 2011, I ventured into the blogging atmosphere to debut my blog about my journey to pursue and maintain a healthier lifestyle. In addition, I made a tribute to my mother because she was the inspiration for me to begin this blog. The day was also Mother’s Day, so it’s fitting that I have a Mother’s Day edition after my official 2nd Anniversary date!
On my first blog post, I mentioned that my mother’s passing was a ‘wake-up call’ for me. I had to improve my health because I didn’t want to become the next family statistic. For the past couple of months, I’ve been making green smoothies as part of my health routine and due to my car being down, I’ve taken public transit which incorporates cardio. I would like to be more consistent in a workout routine. I know that I need to schedule some health appointments as well. The goal is to lose some more weight for the summer. I may decide to way myself at the end of this month. I’m looking forward to the summer. God willing, I’ll celebrate my 44th birthday and I plan to make it a special occasion. Now God allows me to reach my 45th next year, it’s ON!!
I don’t have much to say, but I’m grateful that I was able to celebrate Mother’s Day in my own way. It was a beautiful day and I made my phone calls to family members who are mothers; saw ‘Mother’s Day’ greetings in social media; planned my meals and snacks accordingly. I’m still using the ‘myfitnesspal’ app and I need to get back on Sparkpeople.com. I did manage to enjoy a concert in the area with several local artists that performed with well-known artists Raheem DeVaughn, Marsha Ambrosius, and a band called Black Alley (I love this band)!
Please stay in touch with my blog for the next post. In honor of my mother, I will share a couple of songs related to the day and ones I listened to at the 2013 DC Lovefest. Careful with a couple of them though (Disclaimer). Enjoy!