The Change In My Body

Laying down on my side while the breeze was coming in through the window. Looking at my son finding happiness in the midst of the worlds situation and dancing around.

I briefly caught a chill so I reached for the sheet. Somehow I brushed against my side and found myself completely surprised.

My side and stomach is changing and I live in this body every day and I can feel the difference. For the first time I felt as though there was less of me. I’m putting in a lot of hard work, sticking to a lifestyle change, and now physically I can touch my stomach and side and feel the change.

I’ve often heard it said that others can see the weight loss in you before you do. This couldn’t be any more true. I mean those close to me have taken notice and told me bout it. Although I could tell the difference in my lifestyle and I saw the difference in my dedication. This somehow was different which led me to standing in front of the mirror.

I thought of how my body has been through so many changes. I’ve gone through holding my son inside my womb for nine months to giving birth. Now here I was in front of the mirror looking at results that I could see. I found myself looking at a huge physical change in me.

When I think of the changes that are taking place now I get a feeling of gratitude. Happy that hard work and persistence is paying off. Elated for the amount of support that has been pouring in.

Thank you

Things Are Officially Different.

The much anticipated continuation of my workout routine was a success. Looking back at today I realize that things are different now.

I am giving this workout routine my all. Being honest roughly a year ago I was not able to do any of this. Half of the time I was out of breath trying to do anything, talk on the phone, climbing up the stairs, and even walking from point A to point B.

My body had gotten tired and beyond lazy. There were many times I found myself sitting down watching a fitness routine while eating fast food at the same time.

I’ve learned that life is about choices and no matter which choice you make there’s going to be some sort of aftermath. Here I am making choices as life would have it.

What am going to eat, will I workout today, how hard will I push myself, and am I serious enough to get this job done.

Today I felt and lived in the difference. I can breath, I’m doing workout that’s getting me in shape. Most of all I’m pushing hard, working with what I’ve got, and making this happen.

This Is It……….

This is it tomorrow is the big day week two of month two , and it’s okay it’s a good thing. I’ve spent the past few days preparing myself for this moment right here.

Four days on I mean four days of giving it my all then three days to take it light my workout sorry I’m rambling. Making sure that I understand the importance of getting the job done. Domeka you’re putting in work and your going to yield results.

I feel good, positive, hopeful, I know that I’m going to do this. I’ve done well so far, and now I’m more energized and goal oriented than before.

So tomorrow I’ll wake up and say a prayer. From there I won’t think twice because my body is used to it now.

A few months ago if someone would have told me that I’d be doing this I don’t know that I would believe it. Here it is the day has come I mean my season is here. I’m on it my journey, my story, and I’m sharing it.

I want to share this journey openly with the entire world. I know what it’s like to be that person who has dreams, and goals buried so deep down inside with no reason of really hoping and believing.

I want to help shine a light of hope across the open seas. When that person who feels lost and stranded at sea is bound to give up on themselves. I want them to see my light, a glimmer in the near distance and know that everything will be alright because prayer does change things.

I want my journey and words to comfort those who sit in their secret prison crying throughout their days and lonely nights.

I want to spark change in that person who feels as though the world is against them. Through my own personal journey, through prayer, and through hope.

Mentally Prepared For This Week.

Going into this journey no one told me that this lifestyle change would become the deeper part of me.

Reality is that I’m not the same person I was a little over a month ago. In fact so much of me has changed.

The way I think, the way I perceive things, my personal outlook on food and the way I prepare it. My body both physically and mentally.

This time my Sabbath was different because I spent time mentally preparing myself. Getting myself ready for the game plan.

SELF MOTIVATION

Okay Domeka you have a game plan and we’re going to tackle it. Meal Prep, workout attire and equipment ready, daily fitness routine check off list good to go, alarm clock 4am fully activated, and remember that you can do this.

I can do this, no one is going to make my body move but me, this journey is a personal goal and I can reach this goal, I have what it takes to give this next hour or so all of me, I won’t give up, I won’t give in, I will go hard no matter what, I have done so well this far, just remember it’s for the greater cause a healthy version of me, take a deep breath, inhale, exhale, 1, 2, 3 no looking back because last month was a success but this month, this month, READY, SET, GO!!!!!!!!!

I want to thank everyone for their encouragement it is always greatly appreciated.

SHABBAT SHALOM

Wishing everyone a day of rest, peace, and tranquility. May you get a chance to sit and reflect away from the world . Grateful for all that you have and everyone around you.

Even during lockdown the week can bring a bit of rush. This here is the perfect time to sit and be still. Enjoy the company of yourself while taking in a deep breath, relaxing, and unwinding.

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Fail2Gain Fitness

Coming at you again with this amazing fitness trainer from Fail2Gain Fitness. Currently I’m working through my second month of training and I am loving it.

Now I’ve had a Fitness trainer or two in the past. Let me tell you it was nothing like what I’m receiving now. In my past it was obvious that the trainers didn’t care about me as a client. In fact the only thing I received was a rigged workout and a huge bill.

Since I’ve begun this journey to improve my health, improve my fitness levels, and loose weight so many changes have taken place. The way I view each day I’m no longer just viewing it, however I’m waking up first thing in the morning and taking charge I’m commanding my day by putting my all into my customized workout. I’m taking back my life in a much more healthier way thanks to Fail2Gain Fitness.

The amount of energy I now have has been well worth the effort I’m putting into my lifestyle change. I find that now my son and I are able to interact more our imaginations are endless. A huge part of this is a result of the training I’m receiving from Fail2Gain Fitness.

The way my son and I view food has been such a breakthrough. Thanks to the amazing trainer over at Fail2Gain Fitness. He has given us so many tips and tools for understanding how to make the right choices. Now we look forward to making healthy meals like breakfast which is something my son loves.

Not only has our breakfast routine changed, however the trainer has helped us to change our entire relationship and outlook on food.

If you ever have a chance check him out in fact you can easily go to his page Fail2Gain Fitness

Fail2Gain Fitness (Instagram)

Go on over and check out his page on Instagram it will be worth the look. Fail2Gain Fitness (Instagram) drop him a DM he’s very respectful and will respond. You won’t be sorry in fact you’ll thank yourself so go check him out.

Remember it’s never too late in your season to invest in you knowing that you are worth the investment.

Early Morning Workout……Sweating

It’s better for me to workout early in the morning and keep my day rolling thereafter. I find that while I’m doing high knees, sometimes struggling and telling myself that I can while pushing to accomplish my goal. My body secretly begins to thank me and my confidence goes through the roof.

Yesterday it was roughly 4:30 am and I was in the middle of the floor in my room. My son sat up in my bed after using the restroom and put a smile on his face. Next thing came naturally as he began clapping and cheering me on. Telling me to continue and that I could do it.

This alone was one of the best feelings in the world because my son became my support system as he continued to cheer me on. I went from 90 to 100 within seconds, and I gave it my all.

I will never forget the look on my sons face as he smiled, clapped, and encouraged me to never give up.

After completing the workout my son came and told me how proud he was of me and to never give up. Lesson learned everyone I’m never giving up.

Some Of My Food Choices In Pictures.

Since embarking on this journey so much of me has changed. From my thought process, my level of determination, my perseverance, and the choices I make daily. One of these choices being the food I eat.

Starting off it was hard and I struggled with letting go of the foods I loved and the quantities in which I enjoyed them. Now that it’s both my son and I it has been that much easier for us to work hard together and make healthy choices.

There is a huge benefit of having the support of all of you just know that each day it is greatly appreciated. Your kind words, gesture, and support has put forth so much positive energy and we thank God for that each day in our prayers.

Lately we have had so much fun in the kitchen cooking and bonding . So today we wanted to share with you all a brief and quick sample of some of the things we had yesterday.

Thank you all for your support

Completed My First Day Round 2

On Mother’s Day I received a gift towards my life. I received a list from my trainer detailing my new workout regimen. At first I took a glance but a bit later I really looked.

I’ll admit my initial thought was “Oh my God how will ever do this” recognizing that it was simply a challenge I began to look a bit different.

I began talking to my aunt who quickly said “you might need prayer before you start that list” I agreed. I prayed when I received the list, before bed, during my sleep, and at 3:30 am when I woke up to get it done.

One thing is for sure when I started my workout. I thought of all the people who had wronged me in my season of darkness. That was the push I spoke of, and that was the push I received.

Was it early in the morning yes it was. Did I care about who heard me not at all. Did I sweat you bet I did. Was I out of breath yes I was in fact I was breathing so hard the neighbors might have heard.

With every second I pushed and pushed. I talked to myself during this workout. My conversation with myself was deep but oh well because it worked.

Day one of round 2 was a success

Justice

I sat and for some reason I found myself thinking of all those who’ve done me wrong. At first I began asking myself exactly what type of thought was that and why.

When I came to my senses I realized that it was exactly the kind of reflection I needed to begin my week. Not only was it a reflection but I learned in a quick second to turn that energy around.

I don’t hate anyone because I’ve had to forgive and let them go. There was no point in allowing them to occupy an ounce in my heart incorrectly any longer.

What was once negative memories have become tomorrow’s determination and motivation to push. You see here’s the thing today my trainer gave me a new workout list. Going into my second month of training we have new goals, and new boundaries to push.

Excited to embark on this new phase of my journey I’ve found it necessary to really seek God for strength, perseverance, and determination.

For every word of negativity, for every backstab, for every game played thinking that not everyone has feelings, for every bit of laughter behind my back, for every time I was talked about, for each time my name was drug into the ground, for every time a lie was spoke against my name. I sincerely wanted to take the time out to thank you for this weeks round of determination, because this week it’s getting real and I’m going hard.

This week is for you thank you………….