Got it! Day 1 complete! 🙌🏽 I didn't quite finish the workout in its entirety but it's 40 minutes more than I've done in a while so no complaining here! It's interesting though that even though I haven't done any kind of #strengthtraining in months, I didn't feel anything using the 5 pound dumbbells. #NSV ! Def gonna try using a greater weight next time. What's also interesting is how often I forget that I love #running . I was #jogging for the ten minute warm up and I felt like a brand new person. I loved it! I'm really excited about getting back into my routine. 😊We went to a Brazilian steakhouse for dinner and I definitely ate more than I should have. It was so yummy! BUT I will never do that again. 😅 #Legday tomorrow. ✌🏽#ma30daychallenge#ma30day#mawarrior#run#runrunrun#fitbit#chargehr2#gettingthere#babysteps#keeponkeepingon#bismillah 🙏🏽💃🏽
Life will NEVER be perfect but I'm realizing that when I focus on the imperfections, everything seems harder and insurmountable...yet when I have a more positive mindset, just believing that everything will be ok makes things better #mifamilia#positivechanges#babysteps ❤️❤️❤️
Week ( 4 ) progress ; had ma cheat meals when hubby came to visit, but jumping right back into my diet and kept working out, i didn't do too much damage ( 😂🤙🏻 ). Still learning that this journey is about FUN &. A C C E P T A N C E y'all 🙏🏻. God gave me a new opportunity in life and Ima do it right. 💪🏻 in a month I have lost a total of 9.5 lbs and I just started my program with Herbalife ( hey hey 💚 )! 6 months ago today ( December 27th, 2016 ) I was lying on my bathroom floor, fallen out from doin dope. When I came to, my dad had called 911 and I was taken to the hospital. Needless to say, my family was completely distraught. My children? Wasn't gonna be able to see them. My parents told me, "THIS IS IT!!!! YOU EITHER GET HELP, OR WE TAKE THE KIDS AND YOU'RE OUT ON YOUR OWN!!!" ( I put them in a horrible position, 😔 ). Lying in a hospital bed, yet again, for the same damn reason, AGAIN, I said to myself: I'm gonna die. If I continue, I am going to FUCKING die. Wtfs gonna happen to my babies? Where will they go? What if my parents get tired and they get put in the system or something happens to my parents or my brother or WHAT THE FUCK SHELLY!?.....I told my parents I'm ready to go. I need help & I'm scared. A part of me doesn't wanna go cause of fear but the part that does is the one I'm clinging to right now. So? Two days later I was on a plane, over to Turning Point Recovery in Mississippi ( yesssss yall 😏 ) and I finished my 90 day program on April 4th, 2017. It was hard, leaving my children again, but I wasn't missing my babies when I was doin horrendous things, was I? No. And things are looking up for my family ( thank you JESUS 🙏🏻 ) but every day is a fight for my life; but it is SO worth it 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻! I hope this helps a fellow addict or alcoholic or anyone who's going through some shit, cause it ain't easy. But taking baby steps, prayer to the God of my understanding, and faith and love from the rooms is what's gotten me through 🙏🏻❤️ #blessed#sobriety#Dec282016ismynewbirthday#fuckheroin#fuckdrugs#survivor#addictionsucks#onedayatatime#roadofrecovery#youarenotalone#loveyourself#loveyourprogress#babysteps
Small steps may not seem very useful. They’ll move you slow but steady, if taken consistently.
And taking small steps will bring you to your dreams infinitely faster than taking big leaps and then falling flat on your face
🌅Double tap if you have difficulty too sometimes, believing in baby steps
As you know I left my journal/book plan on the plane 🙈😢😔 so I'm sitting down again to try and remember all the magical moments? #babysteps 🌴💙🌺🏖⚓️🇮🇹 With pics like this the memories (and feelings/emotions) should come floodddding back right?! 😍 xo
WARNING LONG POST 😁
Kesley here, the "other" Howard sister. The one who has been slacking on EmpoweredHoward posts. And OK, the one who also has been slacking on following down the healthy path. Alright, all in all I've been a big ol slacker! The thing with sisters is that we can be very alike and yet, so completely different. I am quite the social butterfly who enjoys evenings out with friends with dining and bevs. It's a struggle following my sisters incredible footsteps. She's my fitness idol! After several chats with her I'm coming to terms, my lifestyle needs a a serious facelift. Changes MUST be made.
Along with sweating at bootcamp, I'm trying to make healthier choices and tasting new healthy treats such as #halotop#peanutbuttercup ice cream instead of buying Midoreos from a ridiculous amazing French bakery by my work... it's baby steps folks! Baby steps that I know will pay off. 👍🏽 Trusting the process.
If that doesn't come naturally, think of times when others have trusted you or where you showed up for yourself & others. Self-love starts with the willingness to believe we are ALL children of the divine and therefore worthy. Taking small steps to build confidence in ourselves works wonders. #babysteps
I decided to contact all of the companies we pay bills to as far as insurance, cell phones, internet etc. to see if we could get some adjusted to a lower price. I was shocked to see how much money we were paying for our bills.
1. I immediately cancelled my gym membership. I don't use it and I have free gyms available to me on base. It cut $20 a month for.
2. AT&T Cell phone: was paying $230, apparently they now have unlimited plans (of course they weren't going to call me and tell me that) they adjusted my plan down to $195 with the unlimited plan.
3. Internet: Cox, we were paying $94 I downgraded the plan and removed bogus stuff we weren't using! We will now pay $65.xx.
4. Car & Bike Insurance: between two companies we were paying $265 a month. I was frustrated! I contacted USAA & we were able to get 1 policy with 2 cars and 1 bike for $180 and with better coverages on our policies!