Real Transformation requires Real Honesty with yourself.

So I got real with myself and reminded myself where I have been. Being overweight and unhealthy all since I was 12 years old, and being raised by a single parent who had to be aware of the prices because she was feeding 4 young ladies. Recently I have reminded myself that if it took this long to get this unhealthy the least I could do was to give myself at least half the time to get back to my healthier self before my 12th birthday.

I have been reading a few books from amazing authors such as Jen Sincero You are a Badass. I have learned quite a few things from these books and I keep learning daily. If you are anything like me where you are second guessing yourself and you think that you will never do (enter your item), then I would definitely suggest to read or listen to positive and self helping books.

While I have been consistent with my nutrition part of my health journey, I have been struck by life with a few things while being on this journey. On October 2017 I fell at work and I broke several parts of my body which was another hurdle with being able to stay consistent with my workouts. So i understand when you tell me you are hurt or you are not able to do this or that. I prefer to tell myself “What am I able to do right now?” this way I can continue to move and little by little my body has gotten stronger and I have been able to succeed and get back on track. One of the hardest things that I have been told from one or more of my doctors is “At your age, getting back to doing the things you used to do before the fall is going to be close to impossible”.

I am very grateful for all the support, the community, the love, the help and suggestions from all the friends, family, physical therapists and coaches that I am around. With this information I have been able to start to do more of the simple things that I used to do before the fall such as wearing heels, hiking, dancing. I am only getting better daily and look forward to being better with every day that passes. Please share this story with someone you know because you never know what someone can take from different life stories. Thank you for reading and supporting.

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Struggles Happen… Get through it!

It has been a while since I shared on here with all of you, my apologies guys. My new goal is to write more to share more and to do more. For the past 6 months I have been struggling with life. I am not one to complain because in my mind this does nothing. I would rather grow through the struggle and listen to other people who have been through something like what I am going through. I say all this to say that I have been struggling with a few things work, family and self discipline.

First I will share that I have worked for an HMO for the past 21 years and six months ago I almost lost my career due to changes in the company. I was going to be one more statistic of someone who works their entire life for a company and then they see themselves in the unemployment line. I am fortunate to say that as of January I have been working in a new department in a more fulfilling role.

In addition to all the pressure, tension and constant worry from trying to find another job I let go of a few things in my life that make me who I am. I stopped responding to friends, going out with family and lastly being healthy with my eating and fitness. I even stopped doing what I love the most Make-Up. Over the last few months I have been able to get back on track and now I can see more of myself. I have made steps toward being healthier and happier. Everyday I strive to be better and I look forward to sharing more with all of you. If you know anyone who can be motivated or can gain from my story please share.

Less than 3 months