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You know that saying, “There’s no crying in baseball”? I don’t know if they ever tried to lose 100 pounds and keep it off (I’m batting at an 85% success rate right now 😂). There is all kinds of crying along the way. Tears of frustration. Tears of joy. Tears of pain. Tears of passion....
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“The journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu When I first read the wise words of this Chinese proverb, the message encouraged me to have patience on my weight loss and fitness journey.  I knew when I committed to changing my life years ago that I wouldn’t lose 100 pounds...
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It’s hard to see the big picture when you’re in the middle of a health and fitness battle.  You bust your  butt and wonder where in the world is the progress?!? In this episode, I’m sharing how the law of attraction and a special word from God put a huge fitness goal into motion long...
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They are ripped, torn and barely holding on. Yet, I cannot seem to part with a tattered treasure in my life. A pair of black and red weightlifting gloves has been with me since I started this health journey five years ago. I got them to feel like a real badass boxer and fighter in...
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Actions over feelings… Most days, I set myself up to be motivated, positive and excited about tackling my job, my journey, my life! I roll out of bed into a gratitude prayer to Sweet Baby Jesus.  Play a motivational podcast.  Greet my co-workers at News 3 with a smile and a laugh, and get the...
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Count it all joy! There’s a beautiful becoming process in any journey, especially when it comes to improving your health and fitness. I don’t mean just a physical difference.  I’m talking about a spark deep within that gets ignited when you make decisions that honor this one body, this one life we’re given. I saw...
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This week marks a huge milestone on my health and fitness journey. It has officially been five years of getting my life together! Seriously, the last five years have been filled with joy, pain, love, laughter, growth, vulnerability, fear, courage, setbacks and success. As beautiful and frightening as this journey has been, I would not...
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It was 2005. I was a sophomore in college at Florida A&M University. I tipped the scales at around 230 pounds. It was the most I had weighed in my life (at that point). I was off the heels of a breakdown about my battle with the bulge that ended with a family-sized meal of...
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My husband and I recently celebrated our first year of marriage.  Woo hoo! We asked each other to use one word to describe our first year as Mr. and Mrs. Washington.  Sean said freedom… Saying it felt good to be able to be 100 percent himself with me… the good, the bad, and the goofy....
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Four percent of something doesn’t sound like much, right? Think about it. If someone asked you for four percent of your lunch, you would probably pass that spoonful right on over. Four percent of your dollar? A few pennies doesn’t seem like a huge loss. What about four percent of your day? One hour. That’s...
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