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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 health and wellness journey. I knew when I committed to changing my life years ago that I wouldn’t lose 100 pounds in...
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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 back in 2012. I got them to feel like a real badass boxer and fighter in...
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Most days, I set myself up to be motivated, positive and excited about tackling my job, my journey, and my life. I roll out of bed and into a gratitude prayer. I play a motivational video or sermon while brushing my teeth and getting dressed. And I greet my co-workers at News 3 with a smile...
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There’s a beautiful becoming process in any journey, especially when it comes to improving your health and wellness. I don’t mean just a physical difference.  I’m talking about a spark deep within that gets ignited when you make decisions to honor this one life we’re given. I saw that spark in one of my post...
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July 2022 marks 10 years on the journey that saved my life. The last decade has been filled with joy, pain, love, laughter, growth, vulnerability, fear, courage, setbacks and success. As beautiful and frightening as the road has been, I am grateful for every freaking moment of it. On July 31, 2012, I came to...
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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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On my way home from work, a familiar, sultry, spicy scent hit my nose. I was passing by Popeye’s, and it was clear they were frying up a new batch of chicken and biscuits. It took me back to a moment in time when I would binge on food from the famous chicken spot.  I’d...
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When my (incredible) husband and I celebrated our first year of marriage in 2017, we asked each other to use one word to describe our first year as Mr. and Mrs. Washington.  Sean said freedom, and that it felt good to be able to be 100 percent of himself with me. My word… exposed.  We...
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