WEEK 01 REFLECTIONS

Good morning

So I just wanted to share what I learned during my first week of working out:

  • PROS- more motivated, more energy, better sleep, improved mood, more water intake
  • CONS- eating habits were not πŸ’― and I did not complete a full week 😀😀😀

Hey, you live and your learn right? It was the first week, I still have the rest of August to go. Today is jump rope and walking. After I get off, it’s go time. I’m glad that I got through four days last week. I wanted to go for five, but my body told me to rest.

This week’s focus: focus on healthy eating, and switching up my routine. So Week 01 is in the books and we’ll focus on Week 02. Alright, it’s Monday, time for motivation.

Until next time…

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ROAD TO 200- DAY 2

Good evening

Another workout day in the books 😊

Woke up, and had all intentions of an early morning workout. But due to a rough night’s sleep, I slept in and decided to do another Walk Away The Pounds video after work.

So I had a moment earlier today, where I felt like I had a setback. For lunch, I ordered Doordash, and got myself a Grilled Chicken Adobe Bowl. The original plan was to only eat half of the bowl and save the rest for dinner.

Yep, that didn’t work at all. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

On my break, I was making sure I had things for work, I was checking things out for school, and putting some things together for my passion projects. Long story short, I gobbled every bite of the bowl, feeling a tad bit stuffed.

I was beginning to beat myself up over what happened. That’s when I turned to Fitbit and see this:

I was happy to see this because I was going to get caught in the rabbit hole of blame and shame. I’m just starting out, it’s going to take time for me to get use to this new routine. Let’s do this.

After reading, and once I finished work and voting, I put on my sneakers, my Sweat Band, and started my workout. I could feel a slight difference in energy while I was moving.

I must be doing something right. I kept a mental note of this moment to remind myself that if something works, stick with it. It’s helping you. So Day 2 down, more days to go until I reach 200. πŸ₯°

Ok, time for me to do schoolwork. It’s Week 05, and I need to start working on my paper early.

Until next time…

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BACK IN THE GROOVE- UPDATE

Good morning

So earlier this month, my new starting weight was… 286!

Well…

As of today, thanks to cutting out sodas, changing up eating habits, more sleep and exercise, I’m down eight pounds. I’m back where I was last year of 278. πŸ₯³πŸ˜ŠπŸ₯³πŸ˜ŠπŸ₯³πŸ˜ŠπŸ₯³

KEEP IT UP!!!

Mom said she’ll come over and we’ll walk around the complex, and Dad said we’re going to start jumping rope. I was a little thrown off at first because I would expect this coming from Mom, but he’s been supportive of me getting healthy again and also getting back into his routine even though the gyms are still closed due to COVID.

For Mom and I, it’s been the same struggle. One of the local community centers is still closed until further notice since the pandemic started. The other one, has opened up the water park and skatepark, but not the main building where the gym and workout equipment is.

So, it’s been a struggle for everyone, but we’re making it work. I’m going to continue to keep you all updated on my journey. I still have a long way to go, but I’m going to keep it up to stay healthy.

Until next time…

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BABY STEPS

Good evening

So, I’m slowly getting back into the groove. I woke up, wrote in my journal, got work done, and went walking with Mom a few hours ago.

I know its going to take me some time to get back to the old me from last year. But I can do it.

Legs are sore, sweated a bit, and drank a ton of water today. Now, I’m going to get ready to wind down soon. I’m teaching myself no electronics after 8:30. And…its 8:35.

Just wanted to let you guys know I’m ok. And I’m working hard on starting some projects.

Until next time…

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MID-MONTHLY REFLECTION

Good evening all.

Hope everyone is enjoying the remainder of their Sunday. I spent the majority of today, working on my paper for Week 04 of class. So far, I tweaked and added more to my outline so that I can stay on track with what I’m writing about for my paper.

The goal was to get the paper finished today, but due to major procrastination over the past few days, it will be submitted tomorrow. I’ve learned that I need to plan things a little better. I still use my Passion Planner faithfully, but for some reason, it’s like something is missing to help me remember and stay accountable on things.

On Tuesday, I will be entering my final week of this class. Here are the tasks to complete for the week:

  • WEEK 04 PAPER- finish writing it, edit/proof-read it, and submit before the end of Monday
  • WEEK 05 DISCUSSION POST- needs to be posted by Thursday and need to respond to peers by the following Monday
  • FINAL EXAM- Between now and Thursday, I need to read, study and review for this exam.
  • WEEK 05 FINAL PAPER- start writing it tomorrow, follow the outline, and make sure to have all my sources that I used to help write the paper. Make sure to edit/proof-read, and check for grammatical errors before submitting it

So, I just heard that the Coronavirus has become a serious issue here in the STL. Apparently, we’re suppose to be having a city shutdown until the end of this month…or April???? Ok, now I definitely need to watch the news some more. But let’s just pray for this country because we are living in some crazy times.

The month of March so far has been… a little bit much. This week alone was a stressful one. But, I did bring that upon myself since I procrastinated BADLY for the past few days this week. But, that little voice in my head is reminding me to stay calm and that everything is going to be ok. So I’m reminding myself that everything is going to be ok and that I shouldn’t stress over my education, work, and anything else. But March so far, I need to get things moving. Still slacking on working out, my sleep pattern is off, and I’m semi-slacking when it comes to my education. I’m trying real hard not to get distracted. So this week, I’m going to create my study space. I need to have no distractions whatsoever in order for me to do my best. I give March an 8 so far.

Ok, I’ve vented and rambled enough tonight. Time for me to get some sleep, and start a fresh new week.

Until next time…

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WEEK 02: PROCRASTINATION

Good evening all πŸŒ™

I’m back with another weekly update for the month. Good news, school is still going strong. Bad news, procrastination kicked my ass…AGAIN!!!!

  • Sunday- Finished my Week 03 paper, prepared for Week 04 of school, and prepared outfits for this week and the following week.
  • Monday- Came into work, with my new humidifier, and finished up one of the tasks I wrote down on my check-list. Later that night, went to rehearsal with Mom and came home and crashed.
  • Tuesday- Almost panicked because one of our assignments for class was to do an interview with someone from another country. Problem? I didn’t know anyone personally that moved from one country to the USA. So, instead tried to work on the second discussion post instead for the week.
  • Wednesday- Emailed my instructor about the assignment and found a work-around, and then emailed my Auntie later that evening for her help. And procrastinated for the rest of the evening after eating dinner with Mom and Dad. (Procrastination Day 1)
  • Thursday- Ordered Imo’s pizza for Dad, which led to a Pizza party at my apartment with my parents yet again. And in the midst of this, watched the Aaron Hernadez documentary on Netflix while trying to work on my second discussion post for the week. Long story short, watch really good shows and docu-series over the weekends, off days, vacation days, and sick days. (Procrastination Day 2)
  • Yesterday- Went to work, finished one project, and went to Bread Co. with Mom to celebrate the homegoing of one of her classmates. I wanted to be there for her and I was glad to see she had a good time talking with other classmates from her school. Then, ended the night watching Flint Town on Netflix, and stayed up late nursing a migraine, watching the series, and then watching Mighty Ducks on DisneyPlus. (Procrastination Day 4)
  • Today- Continued watching Mighty Duck, and rewatched the Aaron Hernandez story, and stayed watching Netflix for the entire evening, and now currently watching Philly the Kid as we speak (Procrastination Day 5) and enjoyed binging on Imo’s again with Dad.

Long story short, procrastination has been my struggle. Struggle with health, school, even work at times. Some how, it just sneaks up on me and dominates me. During my doctor’s visit, I mentioned that growing up, procrastination has been my best friend. The problem, I try not to let it be, but obviously, I need to discipline myself more. It’s crazy how I went from extremely beast mode last year to just being stuck. I need help getting out of this funk.

But that’s the thing about a new week, it’s like a fresh start to trying to form new habits and breaking old ones. I’m trying, it’s hard but I’m trying. Don’t worry, I’m hanging in there.

Until next time…