For the past week, I’ve been working on changing my outlook in order to change my outcome. I always say that I’m a work in progress.
I started using this detox tea to help get a jump start on my health goals. I must say that I sleep better and it really works. I’m slowly incorporating a workout and changing eating habits; gotta stay away from the “easy snacks.” My clothes do feel a little loose. I MUST keep going!
Changing my morning routine by listening to positive affirmations. I’ve stumbled across a few on YouTube and kept them in a list. One of them is related to gratefulness.They definitely help; especially when I want to accomplish goals.
Make sure all your days count for gratefulness!
This MUST be done! My body needs to get back to a better health!
Within the past month, I’ve seen too many people of my generation die before the age of 50. I want to make it to that age and beyond. It seems at times that I can only talk about how I feel to myself and to the Creator.
Personal and professional changes are being made and it’s time that I quit consuming C.R.A.P. (carbonated drinks; refined sugars; artificial foods; processed foods). I can tell that my body isn’t what it used to be. I definitely need a dose of consistent willpower on my journey!
I’ll keep you posted.
This blog post is created in memoriam of some people who are no longer with us on the planet. Rest with the Creator.
May 8, 2011: It’s amazing that I actually started writing a blog about my life and my fitness journey seven years ago. Many things have changed: people; jobs; residence. Some of us are no longer physically on this planet. We’re reminded every day of how life is precious.
I started writing this blog on Mother’s Day in honor of my mother, Ms. Catherine Davis Richardson. She was called on by God months after celebrating her 60th birthday on November 9, 2009. What’s so ironic is my paternal grandmother, Vanona Forrest Richardson, was called on by God November 8, 2008. You can tell the month is a mental and emotional challenge for me.
My mother’s passing was a wake-up call for me. It truly hit home of how tomorrow isn’t promised. I just told her about a charity fundraising event that my sorority chapter was preparing for. I remember the last thing I said to her was “I love you, Mamacita!” And she responded, “I love you too!” Little did I know God wanted her to be home sooner than I thought.
Today is May 10, 2018 and I know that in order for me to help others, I must be physically; mentally; financially; and spiritually ready to move onward. I can’t continue to live my life like I have these past seven years. Drastic changes for the better must be made. Excuse me, because I may not be spending time in social media as much, but I’m a work in progress.
This blog post is dedicated in memory of my mother, Catherine Davis Richardson.
Another reason we don’t know the day nor the hour. We’ve had so many people we know or don’t know go before us. Recently, Chef Judson Todd Allen.
The First Post of 2018…Really?!?!
Amazing that I hadn’t posted since October 2017. A lot has happened since then:
- Changes at work
- Changes in health
- Changes in direction
- Changes in relationships
It would take an entire volume to further explain these changes.
Since October 2017, tears have been shed; people have left this physical plane; and I’ve done more reflection on my life than I ever have before. Too many instances with family, friends, and associates of how life is too precious.
I HAVE to do something for me! The phrase “self-care” isn’t just a phrase; it’s a lifestyle. Comparing how I grew up to the current generation is amazing in itself. So much is going on in the world as it relates to the complete disrespect of humanity as a whole. In my lifetime, I’ve never seen it to this magnitude.
In order to help others along the way, you have to be ready and stay ready. No next day is promised to us. We have to live in the here and now – to be present.
This “mantra” has been in my head for quite some time: Girl, get your life… together.” For real, I’ll do just that!
I sit here reflecting on life: what I need to do; what I want to do; how to make it happen.
On Sunday (10/22) we received word about the passing of someone we knew. It was so unexpected and so sudden. The day before, we were talking and laughing among ourselves. Later that afternoon, he had a heart attack and the ambulance immediately called. You never know how much time a person has on Earth.
Now back to me. After my round of medical appointments and blood work, I am diagnosed as a borderline diabetic. I could kick myself in the rear, because I wanted to NOT become the next family statistic. I need to get it together in every aspect of my life. Things are shifting and I don’t know what will happen next. All I know that it starts with me and I have to start somewhere. I know I TRULY have to watch what I eat. Incorporate more exercise. Take my vitamins. Lives are precious and health is wealth.
Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now
Well now. It’s been months since I’ve made a new blog post. Now is as good time as any (as the elders would say).
August 27 represents another year of existence for me. I’ve had–and continue to have—professional and personal challenges, especially with my overall health. I have my round of medical appointments, working on getting back to a better and healthier lifestyle. I see some of my peers truly working it out, and keep telling myself “I’m going to do this. I have to get my health back in check.”
So many things are going on. As I write this post, I know of several people who are wondering about where they live due to torrential rain from a hurricane; the escalation of racism and prejudice with an “in-your-face” attitude; threats of war and no diplomatic talks; access to health care and basic human rights as a HUMAN race. I could go on…
In the midst of it all, I still say, “Health is wealth.” I MUST get back to me!
It’s My Time
I’m grateful to be alive and breathing another year! There are so many people around the world who can’t say that.
December 2016 was very challenging. I became physically, emotionally, and mentally tired. The constant running around from this meeting; that rehearsal; this event; takes a toll on the body. It’s amazing that I will reach a new age in August. In order to get there, I got to get back to a familiar and consistent routine.
If I’m able to get this back (which I know I am), I know I have to push myself. I’m ready for the next order to go to one of my favorite sites: QVC.
Around the holidays, there’s plenty of food and drink (starting in November). The key is being selective about healthier options. I see a new me in 2017 and I look forward to it!
Kelly Price – It’s My Time