Last Tuesday I went to see my doctor. I have been avoiding my doctor since October because I have been slacking on my health grind. But I thought I was good until mid-December when I started to feel numbness in my left arm and fingers, and I noticed my damn stomach that was going flat was starting to poke again. I started to worry and thought to myself “I’m 27-years-old, this is the age my mother’s health started to go downhill. You cannot let that be your same path!”
I broke down at my doctor’s office because there has just been a lot going on with me b but of course I am here to talk about my health and this is what I told her:
Officially when I moved out on my own, that was the first time I started to step foot into the gym FAITHFULLY, however my diet remained the same so the results were little. It was then in the summer of 2016 when I came back from my vacation “looking like I ate someone’s mother” I said to myself, “Okay Destiny, you need to get your shit together, you want to lose weight you know what to do. CUT THE SHIT!”
That was also the summer I lost my youngest uncle to a blood clot. That nightmare was definitely a wake-up call for me. He was young, too young to lose his life, and I did not want to be next. I remembered all the tips and advice he gave me during our phone calls and started to put them into action. I changed both my fitness workouts and eating habits. It was going well, UNTIL March 2017, when *well you all know what happened to me.* I lost all motivation, all hope and gave up completely. “I’ll be fat forever!” I thought I was comfortable settling with that mindset but deep down I wasn’t because losing my mom was the BIGGEST WAKE-UP CALL IN MY LIFE! Life is short and your health is extremely important.
So, once again summer 2017, I started to grind again! Before I used to think I needed a workout buddy to push myself to get serious, but in all reality all I needed was for myself. I began to workout alone. Since it was nice out, I began working on my runs at night. My night runs were actually my stress reliever to help me go to sleep at night, since I was having such hard time sleeping. I was so focused on doing my run to sleep that I did not realize I was transforming slowly but surely before my eyes. And it all just started with doing one mile runs to then two miles in the entire Lincoln Park. I was extremely proud of myself, but I knew I had a long way to go.
Then of course, September hit. I let life, excuse, and laziness take over again. All my hard work slowly started to fade until now. I caught myself one day looking myself in the mirror. “Fuck that!” I said. I was on the road to progression in the summer, and I WILL CONTINUE TO BE ON THAT ROAD NOW! No excuses!!!!
The fact that I saw my results before motivated me even more to get back on track and this time stay on it. my reason is not because I want to look skinny and have a fat ass but because my life depends on it. My family health is serious, majority of everyone is sick or suffering because of their health. It is life or early death. But not I. I want to be different, and I do not want to rely on surgery to get me to my end results. (No offense to anyone who had to or decided to take that route). Nonetheless, I love working out when I convince myself to cut the excuses.
This is the bravest thing I am about to do by showing my readers my before and after picture from February 2017 to September 2017. [I have many pictures in between showing the timeline of my transformation but I want to show when I actually started to take my health seriously and before I ended when I allowed life to take over my laziness again.]
But stay tune to the newly pictures, because I am back!!!
I may have my fall offs here and there but I am not going to give up entirely. My life is changing right before my eyes. Although, I paused on the grind, I do not look like how I did on the picture on the left, that’s for sure!
Most things in my life I am uncertain about and patiently waiting to see when it will start up, but with my health, I am certain about and know when it will start which is NOW! T
his is my public promise to myself and anyone else who is dealing with the same situation. You are not alone, and WE GOT THIS!