I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.
Don’t know if day 2 counted. But fasting today. Only water for 12 hours. Doing this in prayer and detox.
After seeing all the tweets and posts about Juneteenth. I admit I did know when or what it was and have never celebrated it. But I want to now. I was about to just post Happy Juneteenth and call it a day, but that didn’t sit well with me. Then I was like maybe I’ll go pick up some soul food and have fried chicken, collard greens, mac n cheese, cornbread and peach cobbler; and although as I’m writing this, my mouth is craving it, my body does not need those calories and sugar right now. So I decided how I’m going to celebrate Juneteenth is to celebrate my freedom and pay homage to my ancestors by doing all that I can to follow my dreams. I can walk to the gym and workout. I own pen and paper, I am able to write and read and be creative without fear. I am able to just go anywhere and enjoy nature, have coffee, see a movie, simply because I want to. So Happy Juneteenth!! “Take advantage, take advantage” ~ Smokey on “Friday”
I want this dress and shoes
Decided to be bad last night and had ramen noodle and limeade. Which ok, I did, but had a couple of more packages of ramen noodle left and decided to finish it this morning. Couldn’t finish the whole bowl because I felt really full and just a little sick. In addition to the fact that this is going to stay in my stomach for three months; keeps jumping to the front of my brain, no matter how much I try to push it back. But I also decided to face the facts and record it down in myfitnesspal. Just 1 1/2 packages, over 500 calories!!! Yep, never doing that again. Goodbye ramen, I can do without. Re-watched that Will Smith interview with Tavis Smiley. He and Jada really do inspire me. Time for my meditations.
When I feel like it can’t be done, giving up, and faltering, taking myself further from my God-given dreams, I tell myself “Remember who you are”
I’m starting a 21 day fast today. So it’s 21 days or working out at least an hour, writing for at least an hour, only drinking water, unsweetened tea and unsweetened almond milk. Keeping it at 1200 calories or less. Meditating every day. Nothing white, no white pasta, rice, bread, dressing. The only dairy will be yogurt. No unnatural sugar, only sugar will be from fruit and the occasional natural maple syrup in my oatmeal. No liquor.
This will be 21 days of positive motivation and I’m looking forward to what this fast will produce in my life.
Body Positivity for the win.
9 out of 16 are WoC from 9 different nationalities - Spanish, Native American, Middle Eastern, Greek, Hawaiian, South African, Indian, African-American and Chinese.
Even the “white” people don’t all come from the same place - French, Irish, American, Scottish, German, and English.
I’m really sorry if I left out YOUR nationality or YOUR body type, but if I kept going to include every single possible woman in the world I’d never have time for sleep or school work.
holy crap you got everyone
I really like this, i started at the beginning in closeup, and every time i clicked there was something new and towards the end, i was seeing bodies id never seen represented
yea this is seriously great! i hereby dub it the most beautifully inclusive actual representation of body positivity i’ve seen illustrated yet.
I had three solid days of working out. Happy about that. Took yesterday off. Doing my best to stay consistent. I do not like the way I look right now, but this is only temporary. At the end of the month, it will be totally different.
My juice fast went awesome, but went a little crazy on New Years. But that’s ok, I’m back on it and there’s no more holidays coming up. Focused, happy, and blessed. Picking up and doing again,
Tomorrow starts my juicing fast combined with prayer and meditation to bring about some positive changes in my life as well as my family and friends. I have a to do list and I plan on going to sleep tomorrow accomplished and happy.
God is really working in my life. I am so grateful. I know now that anything can be done in Christ. I am sooooo thankful.
Today will be a writing day for me and I will be juicing all day. I’m excited every day to see what the new day will hold.
One of the hardest things for me has been accepting happiness. To just know that it will be ok and God is taking care of everything. That habit of worrying starts to creep in but I silence it with prayer and meditation.
I was going to movie hop tomorrow and changed my mind so I can get some other things done. Kinda might still go because I want to see my love, Legolas, but he’ll be there next weekend.
Having a Christmas movie night with Heather next week, looking forward to it! It’s always great to have friends that see you for who you are and accept it.
I got sucked in and bought beyonce super album. She inspires me. I’m always inspired by people who tap into their God-given gifts.
I had a little break from juicing today. But I’m back to it in the morning. I like juicing. I feel better and in control. It feels freeing to not eat that much. Less to think about. I’m considering taking a spinning class in the morning. I have to check the schedule.
RT @ralphmarston: Procrastinating, fighting and avoiding will only make it more difficult. The way out is to get it done. You’ll achieve whatever you commit to achieve. So commit, in each moment, to those things that will bring true fulfillment to your life. Imagine yourself being the person you’ve always wanted to be. Then live what you imagine.