Saturday, March 18, 2017

JUST BREATHE!


I made it through my first week..... Was it challenging? YES!!!! It pretty much kicked my A** ! Nonetheless, I logged four workouts this week and GOING STRONG! Of course, I had some incentives..... Well, my gym offers a Hydro Massage Bed and Massage Chairs with your membership. With Hydro Massage Bed access I convinced myself that this "magical massage"  would make everything better! This week was NOT without the typical aches and pains of a first week workout. I just kept reminding myself how it's all worth it in the end!  I gave myself a break and took days in between workouts to recoup in order to keep myself motivated. I admit that I daydreamed of coconut ice cream and snickers many evenings after dinner... but managed to opt-out.  EXCEPT for the danish and donuts that made it into my kitchen this week by my better half. Only a few minor setbacks this week ~ Overall I felt great! THE STRUGGLE IS REAL! I just kept telling myself... BREATHE (your post massage will be worth it!) lol  

Monday, March 13, 2017

Is this really happening?

My cup was runing over with excitment today! I finally followed through and began the journey..... the road back home to taking care of me again. My body being restored, my mind being renewed and my spirit being refreshed. I was reminded again and again today that I am worth fighting for. My gym provided a perfect atmosphere to thrive... Judgement Free Zone ! No Critics! That truly is the theme of the gym. No jokes. It seems to serve us well. I can't believe I'm doing this but..... I've posted an actual before pic.... Yikes! 

So with some serious "Muffin Tops" exposed I humbly share this journey with you. If only to inspire one person to take the next step and take care of themselves. It is truly more than a physical journey. It takes mental endurance and willingness to commit. It takes pushing through the physical and mental challenges that I may face in the upcoming months. Committing to allowing myself to heal Body, Soul, Spirit! 
Body: My physical self 
Soul & Spirit: 
immaterial aspects, which are intangible -- this includes the soul, spirit, intellect, will, emotions, conscience, and so forth. These immaterial characteristics exist beyond the physical lifespan of the human body and are therefore eternal.

Tipping over the cup of JOY!
I am beyond grateful to be given the opportunity to renew
 what had been lost for sometime.