Tag Archive: overcoming obstacles

MVM: Pain is Temporary

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Hello Dollies,

The end of the month is here! I swear time just flies when you get older. I wish it could just slow down as slow as it was when I was 20. Dang it!

Today’s motivational video was a game changer for me. It was what finally clicked in me and told me to get organized! For a year and three months I have been battling with this 135-145lbs body. In a year I went from 220 to 140lbs, but since then I have not been able to make much improvement. One of my most frustrating things has been my belly. It just won’t budge. It wont! I keep trying exercise after exercise, but NADA. Now I am not ungrateful for all of my hard work because it has changed my body to look much toner.

One of the things I realized, a few months ago, was that my diet really had to change if I really wanted the belly to change. I had to buckle down and not only eat a clean diet, but a clean designated diet. That means that I would have to plan my meals. Oh how I did not like this idea, I am still not a great fan of it. I kept putting it aside and putting it aside, ignoring the reality facing me. It is no secret that food is key to belly change along with exercise.

It wasn’t until I saw this video that I became determined to make the change. To stop the excuses of “I don’t want to get bored with my food, I don’t have time to plan it all, I don’t want to be eating chicken every day, I like variety in my diet.” It was when I saw those men in the kitchen creating their meals that the truth slapped me across the face. If what I truly desired was a smaller belly then I had to do what they were doing. I had to cook my meals, measure them, and prepare them the cleanest way possible. If I wanted to change my life, I had to change my focus, again. I had changed focus two years ago and accomplished what I set myself to do. Now it was time for another change. It was time to stop wasting my time and see my hard work across my body.

I know what I am worth and I will go for it. I am worth a lot more than variety in my diet. I am worth a lot more than eating a fruit whenever I want. I am worth a lot more than a handful of unplanned nuts. I am worth a lot more than food. Food serves me and not the other way around. Food is meant to create the beauty I desire and nothing more. I believe this step of planning my meals will get me closer to changing my mentality to that.

What is the next change for you? Are you ready to sacrifice what you are, for what you will become.



P.S. I do quite enjoy the energy and speech Mike Tyson gives. Its quite exhilarating. 😀

MVM: The death of excuses

Monday February 26th, 2013

MVM: Never, Ever Give Up, Arthur’s Transformation Story

Happy Monday!!!

Today’s motivational video comes from a man named Arthur. His transformation is incredible! Unbelievable really. It is a must see video. It really shows how dedication and commitment can transform your life.

Weight loss, along with many other things in life, are not easily attained. Many of us back down on the face of hard work and determination. We look at it and instead of embracing it we run to the darkness and wallow in our failures. Then, as humans, we create all these excuses in order to justify that running away. We never take responsibility for them. We never REALLY take responsibility for them.

We blame it on work, on society, on the temptations of fast food, on our schedules, on our body, on our families, and we blame it on life. “Oh its not fair! How come I was given this life? Why can I just have been born a skinny person?” (That was me). We curse the gift that was so preciously given to us.

At the moment you let go of excuses, at the moment you take responsibility, at the moment you decide to face hard work and embrace determination that is the moment your life will begin to bloom. That is the moment you will begin to live. LIVE the LIFE that was given to you.

This isn’t just about weight loss, but about anything that might be standing in the way of living a happy fulfilled life. Your career, lifestyle, residence, family, self-being, they should all be making you happy. If you do not wake up with a smile on your face, then change it. There are no excuses for not living a happy life.

This man had many “acceptable” excuses, but he didn’t accept them. He faced hard work and embraced determination. He stumbled many times, yet he got up every single time. When was the last time you got up?




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