From my last blog post, I mentioned that I lost seven pounds after working out with Zumba, incorporating strength training, and watching what I eat. Trust and believe, when you tell God that you want to do better in your life, trouble will definitely try and find you!
In my pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, I experienced some personal challenges (and still do) in which I almost began to question throwing in the towel. “Something in my spirit” (as the comedienne/actress Mo’Nique would say) refuses to allow me to give up. I haven’t been able to really sleep as much as I need to, and that comes from how you handle the challenges—your response to them; not how you react. You can either change your outlook to change your outcome or continue to dwell in a “woe is me” attitude. Ironically, I was born on a Wednesday which is considered someone as a “child of woe”. You don’t know how much I want to smash that myth (LOL).
This past week, I wasn’t consistent with Zumba. I only did about 1 or 2 days. However, since I had car issues, my commutes have been mostly via public transit. I’m grateful to live in an area where it is accessible, but it does cost. Not all areas are accessible, but for the most part, I can get to work and music ministry rehearsals. So, I had to use my BMW (bus, Metro, walking – LOL). I even told some of my social media friends that I had better lose more weight after all this LOL.
I’ve noticed a couple of clothes that don’t fit snug as they did before. I haven’t been on the scale since that day I found out about my 7-lb. weight loss, so I’m going to continue to keep up my workout routine and accomplish some more goals in my life. God has been the shoulder I’ve been able to lean on and I don’t think I’ll ever let go. This past week, he allowed me to hear his voice through some people I’ve met that helped me in dealing with my car or just being able to talk while keeping my mind away from the negative. I’m grateful for that!
In the midst of it all, I already.claim.victory. I choose to continue to stay focused and positive. I don’t remember who on twitter suggested it (but I tried it), but the task was to look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself “I love you”. I had a conversation with myself, looking at my own reflection and feeling much better once the talk ended. The situation was emotional at first for me because of challenges I face. I decided to continue to work on taking care of myself; to love myself even more; focusing on my relationship with God and move forward like nobody’s business!
I know I’ll be grateful once I get in the best spiritual, physical, relationship, and financial shape. Only God knows what lies ahead for me!
NOTE: Now you know I can’t close this post without my music LOL