Chapter 47 of the Book “Annjanette”

Tonight is the last night I will be 47 years old. The night before my birthday I always reflect on the year. I think about my trials, tribulations and triumphs. My goal is to be s better me every year, and vow to not let the same things that caused me to stumble this year, cause me to stumble next year.
I have dealt with some things that I have never dealt with before, and some things that I thought I would never have to deal with again. I look back in amazement that I’m still standing. Like Marvin Sapp says in his song “Never Would’ve Made It.”

I’m stronger, I’m wiser

I’m better, much better

When I look back over all you brought me through

I can see that you were the one I held on to

The you that I held on to is God. I don’t know how anyone can navigate life without Him. I’ve been through some things this year that I could have legit lost my mind, BUT GOD said not so!! 

I took control of my health for real this past year. Not how I had done in the past, but with consistency. Little steps turned into bigger steps and now I see my progress. I’ve lost 75lbs so far!


I’m trying to live a life of quality not quantity. I don’t want to live a long time aided by medication. I want a quality life that includes living life to the fullest while healthy. 

As I reflect, I have no regrets. Every test has become a part of my story. My story shows the essence of Annjanette. My story has helped develop the strong, God-fearing confident woman I am today.

I’m ready for Chapter 48 of the book titled “Annjanette.”

February Challenge

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I’m challenging myself for the month of February, and wanted to extend the challenge to you.  Improving my health is one of my goals for 2014 and I need to begin to move my body.  I am tired of starting and stopping and want to stay committed to being healthy and fit for life.  Now, I do not have any unrealistic goals.  I’m not trying to lose 100 pounds in two months, or restrict my calories to 500 calories per day; which is starvation mode for those that didn’t know.  My goals are to eat three healthy meals per day and exercise for at least thirty minutes per day.

 

I want to work out thirty minutes per day to create a habit.  It’s been said that it takes 21 days to create a habit and for this reason February seemed like the ideal month to begin this challenge.  I read an article today in the February 2014 Ebony magazine that discusses eating what you love and lose weight.  You can view the article here.  The article provides a very simple method for each of your meals.

 

I want to live for a long time and refuse to allow bad eating habits and not exercising to limit my lifespan.  I will update you weekly on my progress.  Comment and let me know what your health and fitness goals are for 2014.

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