Fitness and weight loss update! 

Hey y’all! I apologize for leaving all of you hanging as I had previously promised I’d update y’all weekly on my fitness/weight loss journey…. 

Well, after week three, I got very discouraged and gave up on my goals. 

I didn’t 100% give up: I continued to work out 2-3x week and tried to be cautious of what I ate. 

But for the most part I gave up. I let all of my overwhelming stress take over and I allowed myself to stress eat. 

I allowed my anxiety to get the best of me and discourage me. 

I crawled into my bed early each evening after work to just ignore the world. I was in bed and asleep by 7pm every night. And  I let myself be lazy and sleep in until the last possible second before leaving for work. 

My emotions have been up and down lately. And thats given me a sorry excuse “to take it easy on myself”. 

I haven’t accomplished much lately, but that is going to change. 

I’m creating new goals and making sure they are attainable! 

I decided to try things I’ve never done before. 


I recently joined an online coaching program with a nutritionist who knows her stuff and one of the toughest veterans who is well known on social media. 

It seems very cut throat and disciplined, but achievable. And it’s also NOT a gimmick where they give you shakes and wraps and promise you 50 pounds lost in 2 weeks. 

It’s a program to teach you how to make the correct nutritional choices for your body and goals. It’s a program to teach you how and what activity and exercise will help you in your journey. 

Im praying over this experience and I’m ready to learn a lot and accomplish my goals. 
The main thing I’ve learned these last couple of weeks during this lazy, unmotivated, and discouraging time is to take care of your mental/emotional health first! 

I had too much stress going on and I didn’t really deal with it. 

I didn’t really open up to anyone about it, I didn’t pray about it, I ignored the toll the stress took on my body… etc. 

I sort of ignored it which is not something I want any of you to do. 

You need to first and foremost always take care of your spiritual, mental, and emotional health. And if you are struggling with that, you must focus on it and get the love and help you need. 

Do what helps to ease your anxiety and do things that can help you relieve stress. 

Focus on more important things: for me that’s God, my family, and my close friends. 

Don’t let one bad week…. or even 4 bad weeks be the thing that pushes you to end your journey and give up on your goals. 

I’m trying to remember that everyday day that I’m able to wake up and open my eyes is a fresh start; a new beginning. 


Just like scripture says that Gods mercies are new every morning… we have that! And we have new chances to start over. 


Just because I’ve failed or didn’t try hard enough in the past doesn’t mean that I will have a unsuccessful future with my journey. 

I know I have a lot of work to do and a lot of excuses to get rid of. I know the journey is going to be tough and it’s going to take a long time. 

I want to follow through with all of it though because I want to see what it’s like to NOT GIVE UP. 

I want to know that it’s possible because I know I’m not the only one out there who feels helpless. 

I can’t be the only girl who sometimes feels like she is not good enough. I know I can’t be the only one who doubts that she has what it takes. I want to know it’s possible to reach my goals so that other ladies like me can know that they can do it too! 


So stay tuned for more… and as always thanks for checking in on my update! 

Blessings! 💜


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Week THREE of my weight loss journey! 

I’ve had a great week and I’m feeling positive 🙂 

I stepped on the scale on Tuesday and the numbers are the same, and that’s ok! This is a journey… it’s going to take a lot of time and I just got to be patient. 

My week two was a total failure: no workouts or activity, no meal prep, no macro tracking, no calorie deficit… too much pizza and fast food…. week TWO wasn’t good at all… 

BUT,  week THREE was great!

✨I hit the gym 4x  in the AM… (I know, I’m just as shocked as you). 

✨I’ve been drinking TONS of water… I got my gallon with me at all times! (Yet, I still haven’t gotten around to drinking the full gallon each day lol)

✨I’ve been meal prepping, macro counting and making sure I eat clean and  healthy. This has been the hardest part of my journey with the most mistakes and downfalls. 

✨I have more energy! I feel more alive and I’m just feeling positive because I’m taking care of my body and health. 

Here’s my meal prep for the week: 

Breakfast: Oatmeal (trader Joe’s steel cut frozen oatmeal- Calories: 150) 


– protein: either two hard boiled eggs or a low calorie breakfast sandwich that I can pop in the microwave. (Usually 190 calories) 

Lunch: I made tilapia and veggies! 

4-5 oz of tilapia and Two cups of veggies. (Sometimes 1/4 – 1/2 cup of quinoa as rice.) usually 230 calories or so. 


Dinner: this is where my struggle is. I will be convinced to go out to dinner with my boyfriend and friends or eat what he eats (he’s a pizza and fast food guy lately). I try to meal prep or eat a healthy salad… but confess that I kind of eat whatever for dinner. Or i comfort eat… I’ll tell myself to eat what I crave because I had a stressful day. I hate this. I’m working really hard this week to change that!!! 

I’m not hitting my macros or calorie deficit mainly because of my dinner… it truly is my biggest hurdle at the moment. 

So let’s pray I get ahold of this issue this week and start to make progress! 

Snacks: usually string cheese (light 50 calories), Danon light & fit Greek yogurt (80 calories), fruit, pop corn (ive been loving Skinny Pop and Boom Chicka Pop), imitation crab meat, rice cakes with peanut butter… etc. 

-snacking less is a little tough for me, but I’m getting better and trying to pick up fresh and low calorie options. 



My fitness pal:

I decided to buy the premium version of my fitness pal so that I can track and log everything that touches my lips. I do good most days with tracking everything, but realize that I go over my calorie intake for the day a lot, which is 1400 calories. 

I’m focusing this week on hitting my 1400 calorie mark and NOT going over! 

This has been such a challenge as well. I never realized that even when I started eating “better and healthier” I was still eating thousands of calories over what I should be. 

Too much of any food is truly not good for you. 

Week THREE workouts: 


Im pretty happy with my commitment to the gym and plan to go 2x hard this week. 🙂 

Well that’s all for this week! I had a few great improvements and some hurdles that I can work on this week. Thanks for following along with my journey! 

Stay tuned for next week for week FOUR of my fitness and weight loss journey! 

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Day 1 of my weight loss journey 

So I’m beginning my journey for weight loss. 

And this time, I’m getting serious…😉

I’ve never lost weight before… and I never felt like I needed to. Until a few months ago when I looked in the mirror and realized how big and unhealthy I’ve gotten. 

I used to be a gym rat and loved focusing on my fitness and then for some reason, that slowly started to fade away. Why? Who knows…

All I know now is I’m on a journey to lose 40 pounds. I don’t care how long it takes. All I know is I’m needing to lose it. And I want to do it the right way. 

No pills, no shakes, no crazy diets or starvation plans. No magical drink or tea. 

I’m doing this the right way. 

[Right way: eating clean, exercising my butt off, and taking care of my spiritual and mental health as well. ]

Previously I’ve made attempts to meal prep, exercise, and lose weight. But I’ve never made a real effort. 

Why? Who knows! It still shocks me that I can’t get motivated to get fit when fitness used to consume my life. 

But today, I’m starting. No excuses or exceptions. I’m beginning this journey. 

I know the only way to succeed is to have some sort of accountability. Since I don’t have a workout partner and can’t afford a personal trainer, I figured that I can weekly document my journey: progress, success, and failures to all of you who read. 

I would post daily, but honestly, do you care about my day to day journey?… lol I know myself well enough to know I won’t post daily either, soooo no need for daily posts. 

Any who, I will post at the end of each week (prly Friday or Saturday) about my weight loss. 

I’ll talk about the following: 

  • What I meal prepped and ate that week. 
  • How many times I went to the gym and what workouts I completed 
  • How many pounds I lost 
  • How many inches I lost 
  • How I feel (physically and mentally) 
  • My downfalls: where I messed up or mistakes I made in my journey. 

I don’t want to be so consumed and obsessed with the number on the scale, so I’m still deciding if I really should weigh myself weekly, bi weekly, or monthly… who knows. 

I want to take care of myself and love myself by choosing a healthier lifestyle. I want to work, travel, hunt, and just live life to the best of my ability. I don’t want my weight or lack of confidence (because of how I look) to hold me back from anything. 

I’m going to be praying and seeking God through all of this because I know how challenging it will be. I know that my flesh will only focus on the exterior. I want my health to be the main concern. I want to be my best self that way nothing can stand in the way of me serving the Lord fully. 

So wish me luck and pray for me! ❤️  I’m not expecting perfection out of this journey. I know I’ll have downfalls and I know I will have my off days. I’m hoping for progression and a change in my attitude. I’m hoping and praying I become consistent again! 

Stay tuned for more!…. 
Are you beginning your fitness and weight loss journey? Have you successfully lost the weight you’ve needed to… have you reached and conquered your goals? Are you looking for an accountability partner for your journey?? If so, LET ME KNOW! 

Comment below, email me, DM me on IG or twitter… let’s motivate and encourage each other. Let’s be a helpful heart to each other who need it! 


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