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Weight a D@*n Minute

May 20, 2014

I’m just going to jump right into this post.

I can’t fit any of my clothes and I’ve been feeling really horrible and sluggish lately and I’m certain it has everything to do with the fact that I’ve been sedentary for the past few months.

I’ve gained some weight and I’m totally fine with that, except I can’t sit down without unbuttoning my pants and I’m not in the mood to go on a new jeans shopping spree so I’m setting out on a fitness journey that will hopefully become more of a lifestyle for me this time around than a quest to stay in my current size.



Truthfully speaking in my head I’m still in my late twenties. I know.

REALITY speaking says I am 5 short years from 40 and I need to get serious about my health. I’ve been having chest pains sporadically and my joints hurt and yeah…I just. I don’t know. I can’t.

I can’t sit around and continue to think that my body isn’t getting older and needs a little help to be at it’s best. It’s showing me that daily and I would be a fool to ignore it.  I’ve been managing my blood pressure and cholesterol well but I need to get my arse up and move. I suppose the metabolism that “I was blessed” with as people say has had it’s run and is throwing me the deuces. I “ain’t got no worries” on that. I been dying for some boot- tay but not at the cost of being unhealthy.

I’m not planning to obsess cause when I push myself too hard I don’t stay with it. I’m taking this at my own pace and setting a goal to run a 5K sometime by the end of the year with a 10 minute mile. However long it takes me to get there is how long it will take.

If I fall off…I’m sure I will. I’ll just get up and start again. I’m promising myself it won’t be months again.

I just want to be well, strong, and healthy and look well in my clothes. That’s it.

I’m hoping this encourages some of you to get moving.

Are you on a fitness journey? How are you staying motivated? Do you need to get moving? What’s stopping you?

Foolishness and Mayhem, Me, NaBloPoMo, Running

The Takeover

November 16, 2011

I know I was supposed to post pics from my trip today but for some reason my computer is acting funny and I am not in the mood to fight with it. Tomorrow, or some day after I will post them.

I was stretching for something to write about. This blog challenge is getting just that…challenging. Then I thought about something that perturbed me and thought I would bring it to you my extended family.

So look. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I run with a few women early in the morning as in 5a. Initially there was only three of us. We had our route, we opened the group for others to join us. Weeeelllllll, this lady joined the group and practically took over. We are a part of a bigger organization called Black Girls Run and she just took over posting about others joining the run, she changed the route, time and everything. No credit given to the lady who was the originator of the route.

Now.  I am thinking protocol would say consult with the person who initially started the run to see if they were willing to hand over the reigns, if not work with them to see if they need your assistance. Otherwise, go somewhere else and start your own run…at least that’s my opinion.

Needless to say I haven’t ran with the group since this coup took over. I am really funny about stuff like that. I just think its a respect and common courtesy issue. I don’t know. These are some of the reasons why I don’t get involved in church activities and things of the like. Some people have that take over spirit and it just doesn’t settle well with me. God is still working on me so I’ve decided to fall back and be quiet.

Bloggies…am I being silly. Is it just that this lady is on a hundred thousand trillion while I’m chilling on the beach with a Corona that I don’t get the thirst she has in taking over this run. What do you think? I said I am going to run in the morning, but I’m just not sure I can properly edit my thoughts at that hour of the morning if something out of the way is said. I might be stretching..seriously. Am I? Don’t lie.


Fitness Friday

August 26, 2011

Many, many posts ago I shared with you the Doctor’s diagnosis regarding my high blood pressure and cholesterol. In one specific post I stated my exercise of choice to combat these nuances would be running. For the most part I have stuck to my word and running has become a part of my routine.

Valencia, over at Fit Momma V is featuring me today as a momma who takes out the time for fitness. Don’t walk but RUN (pun intended)—->HERE to show me some love and check out her awesome blog and how she is empowering moms to live healthy and fit lives.

Have a good weekend!!

Children, Lil Mama, Lil Man, Mama's Babies, Milestones, Running, The Mr.

Covert Mission Friday Randomness

August 12, 2011

What’s up?

Its Friiiiiiiiday, and I’m ready to swang, pick up my girls and hit the party scene…literally. I have one busy weekend ahead of me.

During my summer hiatus I started freelancing for a new e-magazine here in Atlanta called the  Atlanta Tastemaker<—-subscribe here. I’ve met some awesome moms working with this project, great friendships and supportive women.  Well tonight is the launch party and its being held at an oh so swanky rooftop venue downtown. Can’t.Wait.

I won’t be hanging out that late because I have a 6:20a flight Sat. morning. Yep, you read right…A.Flight. I’m getting on an airplane. I know you want to know where I’m going but I can’t tell. I did mention it on Twitter awhile back if anybody remembers take it to the grave and don’t expose me in the comment section. Where I’m going my face will be a surprise and while I know said person doesn’t “do” the Twitter, they do have access to the web and I’m just not sure if they are that leaves you in suspense. #youcare

Well this week I’ve tried to create a schedule and for the most part I stuck to it *slow claps*. I’m proud of myself I pushed through and completed my task list…for the most part..for most of the most part..

Lil Mama is trying to talk. I make it a point to enunciate with her while she grips the basics. She has started copying me sound for sound. Ex: I say hoT . She says oT.  I say cuP she says cuuuuuP whilst grabbing at my shirt trying to nurse. Weaning? oh yeah, that is a work in progress. Maybe I’ll vlog her new found language skills next week. That’s if I come up on some change for a new webcam…seeing we need a new roof and all..that’s a story for next week.

Lil Mama has also found her voice and makes it a point to belt out random ear piercing shrieks at her leisure.

Lil Man is adjusting to school well. Piano lessons are going well and he is playing football again. Would any one of you know why football for a bunch of 5 y.o.’s would cost $600? Anybody?

I’ve picked my camera back up! I had a shoot last weekend with baby girl twins. Marinate on the sound of that. Uber cuteness. Next week, I’ll post a few from the shoot.

I’ve been running and following my half marathon training program to a TEE. Unfortunately I had to join the gym. With Lil Man’s schedule and my husband coaching his own pee wee team on the off days, I just didn’t have the time to get in my runs like I needed to. So now, after I drop off at school I hit the gym, Lil Mama goes in the kid center. Crisis diverted.

Welp, that was long and random. Come back on Monday for the reveal of my top secret covert mission. There will be tons of pics..tons.

What’s on your agenda for the weekend? Summer is winding down, you better get it in and get it in soon. ’til Monday!

Blogging, Children, decorating, Lil Man, Running, Weekend

Fun Friday

July 29, 2011

I did it. I survived the summer. It’s over.

This has been one loooong summer. At times it feels like it slow poked and at others it flew by. But I’m going to say the general consensus is with no less than four children in my care at least a week at a time with breaks here and there when they switched and went to my inlaws, this was the summer that I thought would never end.

Last night my stepdaughter went home and I went to Lil Man’s Kindergarten’s official! Monday, school bells ringing.

Soo, I’ve decided not to let Lil Man ride the school bus. After I spoke with his teacher, who I loooove by the way she confirmed my thoughts that the bus is super rowdy and if I am able to drop and pick up to do that. I’ve also decided on packing lunch..saw the menu..say no more.

Now things can go back to normal. I can start blogging, taking photos and grocery shopping once a week instead of everyday trying to feed these kids. I feel like August 1 is a new beginning and I am treating it as such. Time to get back to work on my endeavors..I’m planning a mom’s night out event here in Atlanta…deets coming soon!

The fall for me is action packed. Time for shuffling Lil Man to piano, football practice and the newly added Tae Kwon Do two days a week along with my marathon training and I am going to be busy. We will be doing quite a bit of traveling. I am looking forward to fall my favorite time of the year. The living room is going to get a makeover and I want to do a few decorative things around the house via thrifting and DIY projects..Lawd. It will all be blogged. Promise.

Welp, tomorrow its going down. I’m doing a flash mob. Yasssss….Meeeeee.  Just one of those things to say you’ve done. Cross y’alls fingers that the Mr. comes out and tapes it so I can post here for your viewing and laughing pleasure.

Have a great weekend…What’s on your agenda?