In keeping with a routine, I would usually post a new blog on Sunday. In honor of the sacrifice men and women have given us serving in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, I humbly post this blog in their memory on this special day.
For me, it’s somewhat similar to the journey I accepted in pursuing and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. I know it needs to be done. At times, I feel like giving up and saying “enough is enough”. The vision boards I have of my future and acknowledging the present moment keep me going. Above all, prayer changes things and people.
There are times where I feel that I’ve accomplished something and other times when I’ve stumbled, acknowledge my mistakes, work at solutions, and keep going. I did go through a couple of drive-through restaurants this week or contacted a delivery service. I do know that I am working to make better food choices (example: no french fries, sodas, or desserts with my salad or grilled sandwich). As I sit here and type, I am eating my home-cooked meal: another round of collard greens w/ mixed vegetables all cooked in a crock pot; low-fat yogurt with some almonds for a snack, and I have my water.
I actually worked out on another Sunday. This time, I bought two new DVDs: “The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Workout” with Bob Harper and “Bellydance Fitness”. I don’t think I’ve sweat so much in my life (LOL). If you ever watch “The Biggest Loser” you know Bob doesn’t play and he NEVER wants you to stop working out; continues to tell you to push yourself. He’s not just talking to the ones that work out with him in the video, but his attention is also on the viewer watching and working out at home. As of today, I am still recuperating from the workouts. I think I found some muscles that I never knew I had (LOL).
It’s a true sacrifice to develop and be consistent with a workout routine and eating healthy. I want to be able to live longer to enjoy life and see the plan God has for me and work it. Will I lose the weight I desire to overnight? NO! Just as it took a while to gain the weight, I will dedicate as much time–if not longer–to lose it.
I’ll continue to reflect on this day. So many men and women sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the “unalienable rights” as described in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the meantime, I think as an individual, I owe it to myself to live a healthier lifestyle so that I am able to enjoy the unalienable rights.