Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hello healthy lifestyle!

Okay, this is one journey that I have been on so many times in life, it's almost like here we go again. I have tried slim fast, Atkins diet, Body by Vi, and so many more and the only problem was, I wasn't consistent with it. I mean I wanted this stuff to happen right now but it didn't. I have joined gym after gym after gym, and the only benefit from that was, the gym getting my money. Now when I was a member of the local YMCA, I did take heed to their other benefits they offered (swimming, basketball, tennis) but I just wasn't going on a regular basis. It was something that I wanted to do but it wasn't a priority. Now, I have never had a problem with my cholesterol nor have I ever had high blood pressure. But I don't want to get to that level of getting older and developing those things. I have seen many family members that have to take medicine daily because of health issues and I'm just determined that I'm not going to be one of them. 

The reason that I am taking on this task right now is because it is going to better me as a person inside and out. I love myself but I don't always love the skin that I am in. I mean we can fix up the outside and put makeup on and dress it up but when you remove all of that, you still have the part of you that you don't like. I really want to stand in the mirror and really smile and love the person that I am inside and out. 

I have started back exercising, eating right, and drinking more water. My dearest friend Melissa is a health fitness guru and she has started a weight loss challenge. This is her start to becoming a trainer and life coach to healthier you. I have watched her over the years and how she is motivated to living not only better but healthier. She has encouraged me along with many other to be a part of an 8 week challenge to loose the most weight, inches, and body mass. Not only am I doing this with friends but it is fun and motivating. The challenge started on Saturday, January 31st and my weigh in then was 282 lbs. But when I weighed in this past Saturday (02/07/15) my weight was 280. I was like woooohooooo. Now I will tell you it was a major set back in the middle of the week but I got back on my focus track and was determined to do better. I was drinking more water and smaller portions for my food. I also did get in some exercise and had a workout partner, the hubby...lol But seeing that the weight was down, I was like oh yeah it's on now baby! At the end of the challenge the person that has lost the most will win the prize in the pot. If I win that prize or not, I will still be a winner because I have adopted something that is worth adopting. 

This week I have started doing a cleansing smoothie to get all of the ugly toxins out with natural green leafy salads and fruits. I am focused this time because I want to not only do it for myself but for my family as well. I will definitely keep you posted of this healthy lifestyle changes. 

Until next time...



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