Working On Myself – Part 3
This is the third article in my three-part series, which focuses on a journey I began to work on myself. In case you missed it, the two links for parts 1 and 2 can be found at the top of this page.
As I mentioned before, I have always struggled with my weight on and off, but my biggest gain was in 2018. The picture of me in New York City clearly showed that.
I had not really taken the time to work on myself in the areas of better eating habits and exercise. However, after my dear best friend died in late June from a heart attack, my whole mentality changed. By mid-July I began a journey of exercise and learning to better care for myself.
I am happy to report that it has been 83 days since I began working out. I have lost 9 pounds plus inches off my waist. I am proud of my accomplishments. I can now walk around our neighborhood and not feel out of breath and I can keep up with my husband when we go to the stores and not feel held back. I workout once or twice each day depending on my schedule at home. As a wife, mother of three, indie author and a podcaster my schedule is busy these days.
I know we need to be mindful of Covid19 and wear our masks to protect ourselves, but when the lockdown first hit, I have to say that did not help with my eating habits or exercise. Since I was at home I would cook, and it seemed like all we did was eat since we were all confined at home. I am happy to tell you that the members of my family have added their own exercise routines, which has helped us all for the better.
For example, my kids help with chores around the house and upkeep our yard. I not only exercise but also work by cleaning the house and doing yoga. As for my husband he works all day with his job as a heating and air service technician, so he is constantly moving.
In retrospect, I have to say that losing another one of my dear best friends is not easy, I think of her every day. However, I know she would be proud of all I am accomplishing to better myself and to be there for my kids and husband.
The overall message is that if we do not take care of ourselves first, we will not be able to take care of anyone else. I thank God for all he has given me and continues to give. Never forget to take care of yourselves too!
Here is another picture of my slow transformation. I will try to update you all again in another few months.