Due to recent events that have been observed on television (for me, social media) and during our own life journeys, LIFE.IS.PRECIOUS!
I continue to work on my health fitness journey to pursue and maintain a healthier lifestyle. However, when you hear about someone experiencing a life transition with a loved one, it makes me reflect more on my own life. Tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us. We do the best we can as human beings with what we have. The monthly biological changes with my body don’t really motivate me to keep moving, but I have to, in spite of them occurring. Right now, I’m on my way to an appointment. Fortunately, there’s a breeze in th
If you haven’t paid attention to the news, there was a mass murder of nine Black people in a church in Charleston, SC by a young white male who saw and thought of nothing but hate towards other human beings. How is this justified as an accident?!?! It was an act of terrorism, simply because someone wanted to start another current version of a 19th century Civil War, and wanted to relive the institutions of apartheid that was under white rule in South Africa, as well as slavery of African people around the world. He had the flag of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) on his jacket. The nine people who were murdered were expected to return home after their moment of prayer. They invited this young man who came to the church, which makes us wonder, where CAN we be safe?
I have also observed surgical procedures, recovery, and rehabilitation of others dealing with illnesses. In addition, I found out that a relative recently made her transition, and I can only imagine what her children and grandchildren are thinking right now.
I find myself saying this more each day: “May God look upon you with kindness and give you HIS peace.”
IN MEMORY: This blog post is dedicated to the lives and legacies of the men & women in Charleston, SC that were at Emanuel AME Church and my cousin, Mrs. Dorothy Cottrell of Birmingham, AL.
I know it’s been a moment since I posted something regarding my health fitness journey. Since I’m using more of public transit, it helps me to keep moving. Additionally, what I eat is also a determining factor to pursuing and maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
I reported in my last blog post that I lost two pounds, bringing my current weight to 182. That’s a BIG accomplishment from being 191 pounds. I’d like to get it under 180. I haven’t been within that frame since I moved seven years ago. I’m also noticing changes in my skin and I don’t move as quickly as I did in my 20s. And I’m overdue for a fitting this year.
I received several compliments about this picture. The one with me in the red T-shirt was taken in August of last year. The other two pictures are me RIGHT NOW. That’s why I say I don’t wanna lose this momentum. I continue to purchase healthier food. I admit, I do fall short. Overall, I feel I’m doing better and slowly becoming more aware of the changes going on with my body. I continue this health fitness journey with a renewed spirit!
DISCLAIMER: I got a little “swank” in my step, so excuse me for feeling myself with the music. You’ve been warned LOL
I see I lost two pounds from my 5’2″ frame.
It may not be a lot, but I celebrate anyhow!
It’s the small victories that continue to motivate me to better health.
One day, it’ll all come together.
I’ll continue to celebrate even in the worst of times because the lessons will make me better!
The Most High told me to trust him and not to worry.
Being a human isn’t easy but the journey is rewarding.
I continue the journey because I feel closer in seeing my dreams and goals coming to fruition. I can’t stop. I REFUSE TO STOP!
I’ve come too far to turn back now! Allow me to see the dreams come true. Allow me to be a testimony to someone else to say “It CAN be done. Don’t give up!”
This journey I’m on right is nothing but a setup for a comeback. And I’m gonna bring it!
In the meantime, I celebrate the small victories…anyhow!