|A One Love Thanksgiving|
This Thanksgiving I have so much to be thankful for, most of all I am thankful for having the courage to take this journey and the steps to healing and learning to love myself by overcoming my self doubt and fears each step of the way. I am also very grateful for those along the way who have helped me with these valuable lessons and brightened my path to self love.
So much has happened this week. I will start with Monday where the fun began. I restarted my second 90 day challenge after not doing so well on my challenge due to my surgery recovery being harder than I expected the first week. I kinda took a week off from worrying about what I ate. I still did my two shakes a day but ate whatever I wanted and somehow was surprised to see I still lost 5 pounds. My recovery improved greatly the second week and I decided to start over. This challenge I want to quit smoking so I bought the patch and put it on Monday morning. Each day has been a series of challenges with this new goal as I have been smoking for over 30 years. I haven't given in however and know I will overcome this challenge just like every one I have challenged myself to since beginning this journey.
I have started making videos when I am having a really hard time not smoking, and realized I might get addicted to making videos, haha. Totally cool with that as videos are a lot less harmful to my health and I am overcoming my self doubt even more by sharing my struggles with the world. All of my videos are on my Youtube channel here.
|I wrote Santa and asked for my sexy back, he wrote me|
back and said he can't give me what I already have!
Bringing Sexy Back One Shake at a Time!
|Blessed to be learning from the best! TEAM TAKE OVER for life!|
Cedrick is a family oriented man who's love of family extends his own. His family shares in his desire to help others while building the future of their dreams and generously shares him with all of us. He is driven by helping those who truly help themselves and has never forgotten where he came from. Cedrick Harris is a true hero in my eyes. A man who made something out of his life despite his surroundings back in the day. Back then was a hard world to come up in if you came from very little , especially for a young black man in a day where racism still prospered. A decade and a half ago it wasn't as easy for a young black man to become a self made millionaire. It was totally possible as it is for anyone, it was then and is now. Cedrick knew that and never made one single excuse to give up.
|When we say we get paid to party we aren't playin, haha! We really get paid to party, and to help others gain their health and build a future of their dreams, that in itself seriously rocks!|
|Getting our party on Sac Town, woot woot!|
|Blessed to see my daughters smile these days, blessed to be able to smile with them.|
|You outdid yourself Sis, thank you for a great|
Thanksgiving meal and great day :)
|I love you guys so much and am proud of you all.|
|Living a life helping others and reaching our|
dreams is a family affair over here!
Today skies the limit for my future. I can see my dreams unfolding and know that one day I will be able to be the Mother that my children can be so proud of, the Mother that Stella who is still in need of my example will be able to look up to and know that in life no matter what we do we can always change the course of our life by choosing to do so. Stella is my biggest why.
I was brought to tears at Wednesday nights challenge party when Cedrick spoke about his why and how important our why should be to us. I can't think about Stella without at least a tear or two of joy coming to my eyes. She means so much to me and showing her that she was always wanted, always loved is so important to me. It is also important to me to be a stable part of her life, to have a stable home for her visit as she grows up and to know that my choice of adoption was not in vain. Having her changed the course of my life, she was the gift of a prayer answered and new path laid that I made the choice to follow.
|My new home. This journey has taken me further in under a year than a lifetime|
of avoiding my fears and letting self doubt get in the way. I am blessed to be here.
I love you all from a place of having an attitude of gratitude and knowing that my thoughts and feelings create my world around me. I will never forget the lessons learned and never go back to blaming and complaining about life again. We are rarely a victim of others in life as much as we are victims in our own minds. If we don't have a great life to look forward to every day we have no one to blame but ourselves. I am so blessed to be learning all of this, thank you to all of you for taking this journey with me, we have so much further to go together and I know each step of it will be better than the last.