New Year, New Outlook!

Ringing in the New Year!

So here we are again, thanking the good Lord for letting me see not only another day and year, but decade! I’ve tried to think back on the last 10 years of my life, there’s been so many events, good and bad.

After experiencing negative life events, it’s so easy to only focus on the negative things and not appreciate the positive things in our lives. I will admit that I have been guilty of this. I’ve always been the one to “see the brighter side” in negative situations, but after the deaths of several family members within a 4 year period, I’ve noticed the  cheerleader in me hasn’t been so cheerful!

Recently, while out shopping with my daughter, I noticed this cute little planner at Five Below (how can you not love this store?!) for $5.

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The title alone is what made me curious as to how can this book help someone be positive? Then I saw the 3rd page of the planner, and there it is, the master plan….Start each day with a positive thought. Doing something so simple can have a huge impact on our lives.

I truly believe what you put out in the atmosphere will come back to you; if you’re always negative, negative things will continue happen to you and vice versa.

I think at times we all need a little “push” in helping us remain positive, so I purchased the planner. Having a guide that will, on a weekly basis, encourage me to write down goals and think about what I’m grateful for. More importantly, it will help me be the positive person I strive to be.

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So as the 1st day of the new year and decade comes to an end, I plan to write in my Positivity Planner and remember to be thankful for the little things.



March “Fatness”!!

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Yes you read that right!!

March is that time of year where sport fans around the world celebrate and bet on their favorite basketball teams, this month I vow to celebrate and bet on myself….health wise! March will be the kickoff for what’s to come for the rest of the year!

We are 3 months into this new year, and the one resolution I set for myself every year, losing weight, had started to once again become a distant memory. It’s so easy to set weight loss/health eating resolutions, but it’s very hard sticking to them!

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Working out isn’t my problem, I work out weekly with a great group of people, lead by a great instructor, shout out to Marquita at Harambee Wellness,! Even when we want to cry and quit…oh wait, maybe that’s just me, we still encourage each other to complete the workout!

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The gang after our Valentine’s Day workout-2019


Where all the magic happens, I Am My Billboard Fitness Studio in Burton, MI. 

I owe it to myself and my daughters to be the best me I can be (I know, so cliché), but as I get closer to the BIG 5-0,I’m starting to realize it even more important to put myself first.

So once again, I jump back on the workout/healthy eating wagon, this time making a conscious effort to stick to my plan so next year I can brag and post about the March “Flatness” in all my trouble areas!  Won’t you join me on this adventure?

What are some personal health goals you want to work on this year? Let’s discuss in the comments!