In All Things, Give Thanks

So what does the title of this week’s blog post have to do with my fitness journey?  A LOT!

On last week (1/12), I mentioned that I began a 10-day detox and try to incorporate more exercise in my workout routine. I’m still on the detox; I missed one night due to being out and spending time with my family. However, I managed to maintain most of my willpower. First, I was offered a juice and some chocolate chip cookies. I didn’t touch the juice until the next day, and I only ate two of the mini-cookies in the bag. Previously, I would habitually get a doughnut for breakfast along with a coffee,  tea, or hot apple cider (if served at the kiosk). I can honestly say that I avoided that this past week and trying to condition myself not to fall into bad habits.

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So far, I’ve been bringing my own smoothies to work or a protein replacement meal. I make sure that I take my vitamins as well and drink more water. I’ve managed to get a 2-mile walk in to the local 7-Eleven as an ‘excuse’ to get my cardio in. I definitely worked up a sweat in 32-degree temperatures!

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I had a setback on last night because I forgot to take my detox with me while going to a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Eucharistic Celebration (Mass) then to visit family who were in town for a few days. Little did I know I would be eating while in fellowship and in a game of Pokeno LOL!

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I’m about seven months away from becoming the next number in my life. I want and need to do better! Even though a boulder is in my way, like A Tribe Called Quest says “I push it along!” Here’s to continuing the fitness journey and regardless of the boulders that TRY to block your way, in ALL things, give thanks!

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Trust and Believe (2014)

I realize this is my first blog post for the year 2014!

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After observing others who are pursuing and maintaining a healthier lifestyle, I have decided to make a ‘dent’ in my journey. Starting today, I will begin my 10-day detox and I bought healthier food items for the fridge.

 

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Life isn’t without challenges and we go through them. We get through them. I’m determined to not allow anything deter me from looking and feeling my best. This year, God willing, I will have a 45th Birthday! I have to be about my best!

I had cereal, an apple, and green tea for breakfast. I snacked on Veggie chips and water, along with a couple of dark chocolate almonds. So far, so good. I’ll get to my daily workout plan this week as well!

On January 11, 2008, I moved from home to Washington, DC for graduate school and potential employment opportunities. For me, it was a huge move because I never lived anywhere else. I’ve seen my weight fluctuate over six years and it’s way overdue that I do something about it and be proactive!  I’m blessed because my grateful moments on my journey outnumber my trials. I’ve met people in social media and in real life; some of them have become friends. I’ve also been able to travel a little, more than I did when I lived at home. If I can do this, surely I can handle a healthier me! I need to rebuild my ‘temple’ for a better me! Trust and believe it will be done!

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For the past week, I’m hearing an overall theme of trust, faith, and walking in the light. Today was the feast day of the Baptism of the Lord. Think about it..Jesus wanted his cousin John the Baptist to baptize him in order for scriptures to be fulfilled. That’s some awesome trust and faith in God! I’m reminded more than ever to trust him to fight my battles. Rebuilding my temple will take work and faith. I just can’t sit around and use mental telepathy to lose 30 pounds or more from my body! Not gonna happen! Trust and believe, this journey is NOT a game and I declare victory in all I face!