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First week into my evolution. I started with something simple, like my health. Going from a caterpillar to a butterfly will require a certain airiness LOL! so I figured I would start with my image. When a person looks in the mirror, they should love the reflection. What is better for the mind than to love yourself? When you love yourself, movement is easier. Loving yourself isn’t about losing weight. It’s about looking in the mirror and loving who you see looking back. I am not there yet. There was a time I felt this way and then, I don’t know, something happened. I can’t tell you where I lost that self-love. Lately, I get tired too quickly. Some days I can barely get through it. No energy. I don’t like the way my clothes fit me. I don’t enjoy shopping anymore. The thought of going into a store and trying on clothing only to realize I’ve gone up another size is depressing.

Whoa! That was a lot of complaining. I suppose I needed to let it out. Now for some real truth-telling… I know this comes from my poor eating habits. Seriously, I have an unhealthy relationship with junk food. My family makes jokes about me hiding food under my pillow. LOL! It’s hilarious and sad too because there’s truth to it. I literally have a secret stash.

I have another food obsession… my mom’s cooking. Trust, when I tell you she can cook and bake her ass off. Which brings me to where I am now. I have tried different weight loss programs and spent more money than necessary to lose weight. My last venture was with herbal life. I did a 21-day challenge and lost about 10 pounds. I spent the Christmas vacation in my hometown, the lively City of New York, and came back home having regained that weight. If you can believe it, there was a time when no matter what I ate I didn’t gain a pound. It is difficult to restrict myself when I never had to worry about it in the past.

I want to be healthy, have energy, and if in the process I lose a little weight, then that’s great. I don’t want to spend too much money on it either. Seeing as I am attempting to change my career. I must be frugal.

This week I researched different ways to get this done without buying into some health plan or ridiculously expensive fitness center. Everything needs to be free! Or near free. Lol! I enjoy having a healthy shake as a meal replacement and eating several small meals/snacks during the day. So I built a plan, menu, and activity calendar. I will attach the calendar as a freebie for you to use if you want to get off of the hamster circle and just get healthy. I like herbal life, I just don’t enjoy being pushed to become a distributor for the company. It’s very expensive too. That’s just not in my budget. So I will continue to purchase the meal replacement shakes because it’s cheaper on Amazon. I signed up to go to a gym, but it’s only 10 dollars a month and that’s 120.00 for the year. That I can manage. I will walk and do yoga at home when I can’t or don’t want to go to the gym. Honestly, I will try to stick it out. I really don’t enjoy working out and I love sweets. Oh, what a terrible combination.

Well, until next time. Keep working towards the you… you want to be!

Stay Curious!

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