2017 Has Arrived! Get It Moving! 

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 

Been Gone For A While, Back For More Than A Minute (Catch-up/Virgo Season Edition)

I know, I know. It’s been a while since I’ve posted here on my blog. The pursuit of maintaining a healthier lifestyle hasn’t changed. There have been internal challenges along the way.

Since my last post, I got a new job in public service; I’m doing something else outside of work that I enjoy; went to a family reunion; made new friends and went out of town for my birthday; was able to enjoy the little things; try out something new. Of course, I have internal challenges as of late with food. I started out on a positive using some products to help me jumpstart my weight loss–then I got away from the routine.

I live with a housemate that has to eat due to her health. Don’t get me wrong. I like to cook, but she can definitely BURN as we used to say.  I still commute using Metrobus and Metrorail. If need be, I’ll use Uber to get to places I can’t with public transportation. Those resistance bands keep calling me, and there’s a free fitness center where I work. I know I should be the first one there, taking advantage of the equipment. 

I’ve noticed changes in my skin and my weight. Can’t take my health for granted. I just got signed up for new health insurance through my new employer. I’m taking every advantage I can in helping further positive health. Looks like I need to invest in a new pair of compression socks until I get my new insurance cards.

I’m grateful for this journey! I can’t say it enough. There were several people I knew who are no longer with us. One of them passed away before her birthday (which is today). Remember I said that life is precious? It truly is!

This blog post is about celebration of life. In memory of LaBaryn Harrison, Patricia McNeal-Anderson, Adrianne “Reko” Francis and Thomas DeAngelo VanBuren….



New Vision Onward (An Ode to Change) Memorial Day Weekend Edition


Can’t believe I’m now at my age wearing glasses.
They say it’s because I’m getting older.
The smaller the print, the more challenging it becomes. This is another new journey for me.

I’ve noticed my body frame and know that I must continue to get healthy.
I only have one life to live. May the Creator strengthen me in spirit; in health; in abundance; in relationships; in accomplishing goals.


I thank the Creator for another day to get it right and be grateful for all that’s come my way! Onward…

Challenges… They WILL Pass

Getting adjusted to my new schedule for the past three weeks. It’s going on week four and I notice changes when you’re used to a specific routine. Health is wealth–a mantra I continue to say to myself. More walking and slowly getting back to a better way of eating. I haven’t forgotten this journey I committed to.


I’ll be grateful when things come to fruition and I’ll be able to say it was all worth it. I’m grateful in the here and now. Weather has been constantly changing from a “Summer in November” to an actual fall season. So many things have happened. I continue to look forward to the journey

Guess I had a Sly and The Family Stone moment Lol.

This grid is in acknowledgement of all the situations going on in our world today.


A Better Self, A Continued Work In Progress


I hadn’t worn this black dress in over three years! My arms aren’t where they need to be so I wore this sheer top.  I was feeling myself when I wore it to a banquet at my fraternal order conference. But why did I HAVE to get one of those freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies at the hotel? Lol

I’ve been getting compliments on my new me but I’m still a work in progress. I managed to walk during the time I was out on last weekend. I need to get back to my daily routine of a workout. I won’t allow any obstacles to throw me off course!


This is a short blog post, due to the fact I should’ve posted on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

I thank those who are following and reading my blog. Thank you for encouraging words and following me on my journey to a healthier lifestyle!


Still On The Journey

I had another opportunity to walk without music and I was challenged to dig deeper.


I had no music; radio nor phones to carry. Just my keys and my sunglasses. It was a beautiful day and the picture above was previously taken at another time. Several thoughts were coming to mind:
–thinking about current events
–things I could do to further my journey
–thoughts of family and friends
–excited to get ice cream

Another accomplishment is that I walked 2, 842 steps within 90 minutes! I worked up a sweat so in the shower I went!


I became more aware of what I was thinking. I envisioned what it would be like to be 40 pounds lighter by March 20, 2015. I need to step it up. I went to Whole Foods today to get some Kombucha tea and a couple of other items . It was good that I several bottles of water from a family gathering this past Sunday (the food was good LOL)


I started a 24-Day Abs Workout Challenge that I am following and it’s been THAT challenge! I had to modify my planks. When my legs strengthen, I’ll be able to do a true plank.

I’m so looking forward to the new ME and it’s going to be fantastic!


During my walks, I spent time in THIS mood! I’ve been feeling this way for a while. One day, I’ll truly experience it…..


(1994) CeCe Peniston – Hit By Love (Classic Dub): http://youtu.be/oLV8jWL3EaI

Marsha Ambrosius   Spend All My Time Ft  Charlie …: http://youtu.be/T2jiU5OWfZs

Mint Condition – Believe In Us: http://youtu.be/BF0pNGx58Uw

New Beginnings (Father’s Day Edition)

It’s hard to fathom that I’ve missed two weeks of posting my blog! So much has been going on and my health journey has been challenged in the process.

As of May 31, 2014, I moved to another place. It’s been a blessing to actually LIVE in the same state where you work LOL. I like the place. It’s taking time to actually settle in. I just put up my dining room table that was disassembled. Of course I’ll need help to lift the glass on the frame. I’m getting my roommate LOL!


It’s been a journey moving all our stuff to a new place. Several items were thrown out or given away to Goodwill or another charity. My left ankle hasn’t been the same. As I get older, I really have to be careful.  I think I’ve overextended myself with the move. This with the addition of lymphedema, it’s not good. Challenges arise but I have to continue to stay positive and keep pushing!


I was finally able to go to my NOW favorite store to get some fresh fruits and vegetables. I need to get back on my healthier routine. I saw a couple of pictures that I was in and I didn’t like what I see. Work REALLY needs to be done! I spent less than $40 on getting food into my refrigerator. What a saving!


As I was getting work done on my car, I managed to get a 1.5-mile walk in. In addition, I had to park my car at a further distance so that was another opportunity to walk. I’m still on the journey and I haven’t forgotten!

I wish for the men who follow and read my blog—if you are a father or a father-figure,  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!


The Winstons Color him father: http://youtu.be/SumPJuImdPI

ORIGINAL JAMES BROWN Papa Don’t Take No Mess   M…: http://youtu.be/2XyHVTSbVxo