Since March, I have been stuck in the house with my children. Not that it’s a bad thing, but now I’m stir crazy and I want to go out and enjoy myself. I just can’t. Well, I’m not supposed to I should say….
While I have been home with the kids, we’ve been experimenting with food, cooking out on the grill, creating new dishes and recipes, and having lots of fun playing with our dog. But, I gained weight. A lot of weight, more than I would like to admit. I woke up one day, looked in the mirror, and was not happy with what looked back at me . I made the decision to fix it (because you know, I’m a fixer). I asked around and found some products that I wanted to try. I ordered Herbalife but it needed to come in the mail. I also wanted to try Iaso tea so I ordered it online and it came quicker. Simple enough, all I had to do was drink the tea. I love tea so that wasn’t an issue for me. I started with the tea (which didn’t taste as horrible as I thought it would) and went about mu day. The only thing that I really noticed was that it made me go to the bathroom- a LOT! I was ok with it though because I was trying to find something that would make me regular, so this worked perfectly. Because we also now have a new pet, we have to walk our dog daily. Well, I walk the dog daily because the kids somehow manage to come up with every excuse under the sun why they don’t want to go walking daily. Our walks started off just around the block, but we soon started to venture father and farther and I realized that my walks were lasting 45 minutes+. Again, I didn’t mind. One day I walked past the mirror after taking a shower and said “OH SHIT! MY STOMACH IS SMALLER!” I called my friend on FaceTime and did a 1440 (which means I did 4 360’s. Lol!) and asked him if he saw a difference. “yea, you’re getting smaller” he says nonchalantly. To him it was no big deal but to me he just sang music to my ears.
By now, we are about 3 months into quarantine so I ALWAYS have on glasses, sweat pants, a t-shirt, and my hair in a bonnet. I made the conscious decision to do more around the house, walk the dog for longer and more often, and try to find a personal trainer. But, as life would have it, work started to pic back up, the kids and I went to visit my mom, and my eating habits went down the rabbit hole (because Haitians love eating rice and pasta). I came back from my “vacation” and sort of gave up on the progress I made because I thought that I had undone it all. Starting back from scratch was what I told myself- until I tried on a pair of jeans that were normally skin tight and we had hella room around the waist area. I couldn’t allow myself to get excited because the jeans could’ve just stretched so let me try on something else. Dresses fit better, jeans fit looser, and my ego was boosted. This freaking tea works!
The icing on the cake? My cousin had an event for her birthday. I said that I was going to lose the glasses, wear some lashes, and do my hair. When I was finished and I looked in the mirror and I finally remembered who I was before I had kids; before quarantine hit; before I gained the weight. Momma is definitely starting to get her groove back!
Moral of the story: don’t let quarantine, kids, and weight gain distract you from the beautiful, sexy, and bad ass woman that you are! You were HER before you became a mom! So, let your hair down, apply some lipstick, plump up those lashes, and swing your hips a bit extra as you walk- let’s get YOUR groove back too honey!
As always, be legendary KINGS; be extraordinary QUEENS!