(Grab some healthy snacks, a glass of wine or a nice cup of tea & roll w/me ;) ) Just thought I'd share a long overdue post. This was supposed to go out this morning but I allowed myself to mismanage my time and activities which delayed this message from going out.
I have been a member here for quite some time but over the past couple years I haven't been very active or consistent here. But I am back and wanted to share somethings with you.
Most of my life I've been relatively slender and active. But all of that slowed down significantly over the past few years. One of the most frustrating things I've had to deal with was hearing people tell me how easy it would be for me to get back on track. The sad thing is how wrong they all were. It's been a struggle for me. I gained some excessive weight, I was out of shape, had challenges w/my health, I reached 194lbs and was appalled. Just because I didn't hit the 200lb mark on the scale that didn't mean that it made my mission any easier than someone who was a lot heavier than me.
Here's the thing, emotional eating and lack of exercise is real and effects anyone no matter what size they are. Telling yourself that it's ok to have some fast food meals here and there along w/a latte isn't going to hurt- are all lies! Eating excessive desserts, bagels, one meal a day, overeating because you missed a meal or two, eating late then going straight to bed are all contributing factors to gaining weight! And then there's that voice telling you..."It's been a long day, screw the gym, just treat yourself to a couple slices of pizza, some caribbean food, ice cream, and/or cake. It's not like you're never going back to the gym nor do you eat that way every single day!" SMH I've done each one of those things one too many times w/limited activity and gained a significant amount of weight. Not to mention the times that I ate an excessive amount of healthy food and couldn't figure out why the weight wasn't coming off? (Excessive is the operative word) And the sad part is having a gym membership and not utilizing it -_-
I found myself in a depressive state; constantly crying & mentally drained over God knows what! The weight gain and health issues really didn't help whatsoever. And I was trying to figure out how I can incorporate a personal trainer and nutritionist in my tight budget :/ Because in my mind, that's how my change would come. Either way, I realized something had to give because I pretty much made a mess of my health/wellness. So through prayer, asking/seeking/knocking and most importantly God's grace, He reminded me that my body is a temple 1Corinthinans 6:19 and that I have to be transformed by the renewing of my mind Romans 12:2. He showed me His marvelous work through the transformation of my friends and a wonderful Fit Family who also have amazing testimonies. Aside from the accountability, I watched them use practical methods to get and stay in shape; dedication, portion control, and consistent exercise. And all of which is done right in their homes.
Truth be told, I stood in my own way. Sound familiar? Isn't it funny how we want what we want and how we want it? Well, I'm grateful that I repositioned myself to reap the benefits of a healthier, happier, and currently 37lbs lighter me :D after completing one round of Focus T25 Alpha/Beta/Gamma
My health and wellness begins w/ my relationship w/God. I give Him all the praise for what He's done for me. And my mission is to help others understand the importance of being fit (mind, body, & soul). Sometimes you have to do something(s) you've never done to get something(s) you've never had! You need to be determined, dedicated, & disciplined to be fit. What God has done for me He can also do for you if you believe!
#Determination #Dedication #Discipline