And It Begins...
6 years ago I moved back to Miami from Orlando. This year I will be splitting my time between both cities. I have planned this move for years and it's finally coming to fruition.
My first week back in Orlando is dedicated to scouting key areas for marketing with great foot traffic. This is also a networking week for me as I try to gain more connections to strengthen the influence of my businesses in the community. I will be promoting all 3 of my businesses this week. The seeds that I plant now will blossom later on in the year.
One year of consistent focus can change your life forever. This is the year to lock in and take everything to heights never seen before...
I made it to Orlando later than I wanted to today. I had to get my locs re-twisted in Miami and there was an unexpected delay during my appointment. I got into the city around 5 PM. After dropping my stuff off at my Airbnb I went to Walmart to shop for groceries for the week. This week I will also make a conscious effort to eat more. Over the past few months my eating habits changed due to constant movement and lack of sleep.
I've been in Orlando mode the last 6 months of 2021 so much so that I was forgetting to eat. A lot of days towards the end of the year I was only eating once a day because life was moving so fast that eating never crossed my mind. I wasn't even hungry. My focus was what was next up on my plate and solving it before everything piled up and became overwhelming. Even though my career involves health and eating healthy, I'm human and struggle at times too. In fact I've struggled to maintain my goal weight ever since graduating college. The stress of life took a toll on me ever since 2016. Every time I would gain my weight back, a tragedy or life changing event would hap[en which would set me back. In the last 4 years I've lost 4 family members and am dealing with my mom's Alzheimers. In the past 3 years I have gotten 8 traffic citations. Every year is filled with challenges that have required all of me. All of these challenges have made me mentally stronger than ever.
This year is my fight to not only regain my natural weight but to get back to my peak college weight. I am holding myself accountable for this and will give consistent updates on my progress. I'm a lean athletic person but I like having more weight on me. My peak weight in college was around 165-168ish. I am well below that number but I bounce back quickly when I am focused. I have to check my weight on the scale tomorrow but I believe I am 140-145 pounds which is 5-10 pounds off my natural weight of 150 pounds. When I am consistently eating I hover around 150 - 155 pounds. I want to get to my peak college weight so that if I do drop weight again I'll land at my comfortable range rather than dropping below it every time something happens.
Every day this week I am going to workout 2 times as well as eat 2500+ calories. Let the journey begin...
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