Oh my goodness! Life has been happening whether I was ready or not. Able to take it on or not. My healthy lifestyle hasn’t taken a back seat to it all, but it certainly doesn’t get my full attention like it used to. Gone are the workouts twice a day for 1-2hours each session. Now, I still work a full-time job, I teach 4 days a week;(Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays and Fabulously Fit Fitness is offically a business! I have managed to add some me time where I take Ignite with Tara Hernadez on Monday nights and rest Tuesdays and Fridays. I typically use those days to get appointments done or just be still.
Since my journey that started in 2013, wherein I lost 72pounds in a year(starting weight 232 down to 160 pounds), I GAINED 42pounds back. Weighing in at 205pounds. My goal…I would love to be around 180pounds, but I am having such a hard time getting back out of the 200’s. I think a lot of it has to do with turning 41 and hormones. I recently found out that I am anemic, so I have to take iron pills. I must say that since taking the iron pills my energy level is like wonderful! Another factor would be the amount of stress I am under. A few years ago my mother became sick and needed someone to be with her and I was the chosen one since I am the only girl out of five boys. She is 76 years old and is like a little kid. She sleeps all day while the kids and I are away and is up all night. Her days and nights are almost non-existent. I actually had to get her a clock to let her know what time of day it was because she was waking us up in the early morning hours (and still does from time to time). Making sure she has her meals, hair combed, bathe, and making sure her bills are taking care of. Not to mention keeping up with an 18yr old daughter and 16yr old son. Woo!!
Needless to say, I have started my Operation Snatch Back campaign. More so for myself, but for those also who wish to embrace it as well. Operation Snatch Back is taking back all the things that are important to me. My health, my spirit, and my time. Time to sit and be still and breathe. If that means just staying in bed all day or going to get a manicure/pedicure or hanging out with my friends or dancing the night away; which is THE MOST favorite thing I love to do. It gives me so much life. One way that I do that, is by 1hour of dancing and toning doing Ignite Fitness on Mondays. A friend of mine started her own fitness class that incorporates dance and now weights. My two most favorite things. I so miss lifting weights and now I can. I am starting to see results in my arm and very very very slowly in my stomach. 🙂
Ignite makes me so happy. My next goal is to get back into lifting weights. I promise there is so much joy and an adrenaline rush when I lift. It is like I am reconditioning my mind to believe it can do the seemingly impossible when I feel like I can’t but I know that my body can. I most certainly am a person that finds great pleasure in proving people wrong and that includes myself!
So, I am still learning to be kind to myself mentally. And to except myself. It’s not always easy but I do make a conscious effort to love me FIRST. Operation Snatch Back is redefining all the things that mean the most to me to be the BEST I can be.