You would’ve thought I’d won the lottery. I’m still celebrating a 12-lb. weight loss. Am I happy? Yes. Can I sit down now? NO. I need to keep the momentum going. I’m on this health fitness journey not for others to look at me as an example, but for myself. My overall health depends on it!
During my first day back at work after the President’s Day holiday weekend, I noticed that I had a little more room in my slacks when I wore them. I couldn’t say this several months ago. I’ve been able to maintain my movement through Zumba, and we did have some nice sunny days (but cold) that I took advantage of —-walking around the campus during my lunch break. You know I MUST have my music 🙂
As I now try to enhance my personal and professional life, I am selective at times of what I eat. For example, I had a very productive weekend that included a public service project; a workshop; a meet/greet social; and participating in my church’s music ministry. When preparing for the project, there was PLENTY of food for volunteers. I made sure to grab some fruit and vegetables with a bottled water; very few pieces of a wing (about 3). Later on that evening, I was at a meet and greet with others, and we share an admiration for an artist named Raheem DeVaughn. I had a veggie burger and sweet potato fries. They.were.DELICIOUS!
Today was another early start due to my participation in the music ministry. I didn’t have the time to cook breakfast, so I did grab a $1 oatmeal with an orange juice (free) and a cup of coffee. I didn’t eat oatmeal when I was a child (except for cookies). I appreciate it now, especially for its health benefits and it doesn’t have to taste so bland.
I’ll continue to move forward. Life has it’s challenges, but I know the experiences will make me become a better person with more knowledge to pass on to others. I ask God to continue to be with me on this journey; not just because it’s the Lenten season.
To end my post, here is a picture with me and one who told me last week I was “drippin’ swaggoo’ after I shared my fitness story. Can you saycougar moment blush?LOL
You didn’t think I would forget my music, would you? In memory of “The Voice”: Whitney Elizabeth Houston…..R.I.P.