I'm SA Brown. I am using this blog as a writing tool. I want to enhance my skills, get over my fear of others reading my work, and hopefully, make a name for myself as a writer. Some blogs will be short and some will be long. I just hope you are entertained and encouraged by what you may read here. Leave comments if you would like and happy reading.
I promise to not overwhelm myself. So for the first week of August, my fitness goals are: MWF--treadmill, swimming, or rowing TThSa--Kickboxing Sunday--Rest my nerves. Keep me encouraged as I will you. You'd better work!!!
It's been three weeks since my first post. The ones with the pictures of me in the mirror and my beginning weight. I've started a walking plan and a kickboxing class. The kickboxing class is awesome. Excellent cardio and I got a feeling it's going to help me get where I want to be fitness wise. I started walking on the treadmill and I am up to 45 minutes. 👏🏽 Not bad for someone who walks like a turtle. I also do workouts in the pool. I know you have to put in the work. And that is my plan. You better work…
After three weeks, I have seen some inch loss and a few pounds. Here's my chart. The numbers don't lie. And a loss is a loss.
Earlier this week, I had to record my short term and long term fitness goals.
Short Term Goals: Long Term Goals:
1. 100oz of water daily in 2 months. 1. Lose 10 inches waist in 9 months
2. Walk 3 miles in 2 months. 2. Less than 200 Ib in 9 months
3. Run a mile in 6 months. 3. Still in kickboxing class in a year
Today I committed to the kickboxing class. It was a fun workout. I like the punching and kicking and see it as a great stress reliever. One hundred ounces of water is a lot of aqua. A LOT. According the to experts, I should be drinking more. Still, working on the first day of 100 oz. I am looking for a mile running plan. My diet is still taking a hit but I will do better. It starts now. I have goals. I have to WORK for them.
SOS normally means a call for help. Could it mean something different?
I'm working with a trainer now. His name is Fadi Malouf, Body by Fadi. He calls it System of Success.
1. Daily, I will text pictures of my physical activity to my accountability circle
2. My friends have committed to being my '7 circle'
3. I also have to send the pictures of my meals.
4. Should I 'fall of the wagon', once I get back on it, I will blog about it. I believe the vulnerability of this blog will keep me honest.
5. I have a water app that reminds me to drink water every hour. I must follow its lead.
6. I struggle with giving rewards for doing the right things. Rewards are for above and beyond. Still thinking about my rewards.
My system is in place. I do not want to let down my mom and friends. I do not want to let down the people I inspire with this blog. Most importantly, I cannot let me down.
Just keep swimming…
I will not make any excuses. I've been bad. I've been eating and not just drinking the smoothies. I get so hungry after 6pm. I have been trying the snacks but the hunger persists. I have succumbed to it and will have to start the 10 smoothie challenge again. Yet, the things I bought for them I will use for salads and other smoothies. I am not following the JJ Smith 10 Day Challenge. I will let you know when I start again.
Yet I have another challenge I am participating in. That will be the next post. TBC...
That is ten days. Ten days before I report back to work. Ten days before my mother's birthday month. The TEN days I complete this 10 Day Smoothie Cleanse.
I am excited 😊 yet nervous 😩. I love smoothies. That peach slice plus, mmmm mmmmm good. I even like green smoothies. Here and three. But 10 days. Green smoothies. Fruit. Veggies. Water. Detox Tea. For 10 days.
When I put my mind to something, consider it done. My mind is on this. I want this. I will start and I will finish it. I deserve it. My body deserves it. 💪🏽
To help me with accountability, I will blog daily. Tell you what I'm doing, how I'm feeling, what physical activity I'm doing. Hope you'll join me on this journey. I want to inspire you as much as you inspire me.
*in my Sam Cooke voice* A change gone come. Yes, it will.
Let's be clear. Emotional eating is a real thing. Let's review, shall we? Something good happens---let's go eat Something bad happens---let's go eat Nothing's happening---f%#$ it LET'S GO EAT And ladies, let's not forget when it is that time… Anyhoo, it is scientifically proven that eating can be linked to your emotions. Last night, I was in my feelings, and all I saw was a meat lovers pizza. Had to be a personal pan. Can't have 🍕 in the house for two days reminding me of my dirty deed. So I clicked the CalorieKing app and showed myself the damages. After costing up the cost, it wasn't worth it Ms Cecile. So I ate a bowl of honeydew and worked on my Food Plan Binder. Yes, there's a binder. A close friend reached out to me and talked me off the ledge. Lol. The point is to learn your triggers, your cravings, and your blockers to help get you over them. Because the body wants what it wants and you've been giving it to him (or her) for years. Do you really think it won't demand its way? Discipline---just like any change, this requires discipline. Think About It. You're even disciplined in your bad habits. Let that sit in your pot and boil. As they say: Eating an elephant takes one bite at a time. (Sorry bout the pun) These lifestyle changes, this healthier you takes one decision at a time. *in my Johnnie Taylor voice* I believe in you. Do you believe in me, too? (Old school playas)
As I go on this journey, I realized this week that I need meal prep. Friday and Saturday were bad for me simply because I did not want to cook. Despite the two bad days, I had success on the scale. *pats back*. Let's see what it looks like next week. Until then…
Well I may be on a healthy lifestyle transformation, I still tell stories. So please join me in my writing journey as well.
“I’m gonna marry you.”
“Cool your heels. We’ve only been seeing each other a few months.” I release myself from his embrace.
“I know but when a man knows, he knows. You are my eighty.” He pulls me back into his chest.
“Your eighty? What is that?”
He explains, “In any relationship, you are lucky to get eighty percent of what you want in an person. Yet, some people take that for granted and go looking for that twenty percent that they think is missing. Classic love story. People know what they got at home; they just think they’ll never lose it. So the eighty twenty rule gets a lot of people in divorce court.”
As I dress, “That’s an interesting concept. Really makes a person think.”
“Can’t you stay? You keep promising.”
I grab my keys and purse. “We’ll see.”
I pull up to my five thousand square foot home and park in my four car garage next to my Infiniti QX 56. I get out of my Audi A6 and walk into the kitchen where my twelve year old daughter and seventeen year old son enjoy the dinner their father has made for them.
He kisses my cheek. “How was your day at the boutique?”
“Quiet.” I sit at the table as my husband prepares my plate.
“I worked from home today so I could cook for you guys. I know I’ve been busy.”
After dinner, he draws me a bath and treats me to a massage. Then, we have ten minutes of the most boring sex ever. He still has no idea how to please me. At least twenty percent of the time.
On July 9, I've made a conscious decision to change my eating habits and improve my physical fitness. I want you to go on this journey with me. In nine months from July 9, 2017 through March 12, 2018, I will document my progress as I make these changes. I hope they inspire you. I hope they motivate you. I hope they encourage you. I'm going to post my before pictures. And post my current weight let's do this I hope you will encourage me as much as I want to encourage you thanks