Starts Tomorrow…..10-Week Challenge!

Hey all! Happy Friday! As I mentioned in my last post, I am determined to reach my goals! I have been taking steps towards my goals since October. I have made a lot of progress in my dedication, determination, and follow-thru. A couple of the things I have worked on and accomplished are surviving Blogtober, starting a healthier lifestyle, and losing almost 30 lbs.

Most recently, I started a part-time second job in order to work on some financial goals. This has led me to realize how precious time really is and to appreciate my free time much more. I have also realized that I need to take control of my time in order to continue reaching my goals. So, I am doing a 10-week challenge, leading up to my next birthday. This challenge will guide me in taking control of my time and allow me to continue working on my goals.

The 10-week challenge will run from 04/08/2023 thru 06/16/2023. Each week, I will have a new challenge for myself to help develop certain habits. I will list the weekly challenges below. I may need to tweak these as I go if something isn’t working how I expected.

Week 1 4/8/2023-4/14/2023: Develop a daily schedule. Include 5:45 wake up, time for exercise, chores, food prep, cooking, self-care, bible study & errands.

Week 2 4/15/2023-4/21/2023: Tweak schedule. Make 1 blog post. WW Blue dot 5 out of 7 days.

Week 3 04/22/2023-04/28/2023: Continue daily schedule but with a wake-up time of 5:40. Continue WW Blue dot 5 out of 7 days. Make 1 blog post. Begin Habit tracking.

Week 4 04/29/2023-05/05/2023: Continue daily schedule but with a wake-up time of 5:35. Continue WW Blue dot 5 out of 7 days. Make 2 blog posts. Continue Habit tracking.

Week 5 05/6/2023-05/12/2023 & Week 6 05/13/2023-05/19/2023: Continue daily schedule, with a wake-up time of 5:35. Continue WW Blue dot 5 out of 7 days. Make 2 blog  posts. Continue Habit tracking. Start on the Optavia 4&2 plan.

Week 7 05/20/2023-05/26/2023 & 05/27/2023-06/02/2023: Continue daily schedule, but with a wake-up time of 5:30. Continue WW Blue dot 5 out of 7 days. Make 3 blog  posts. Continue Habit tracking. Continue on the Optavia 4&2 plan.

Week 9 06/03/2023-06/09/2023 & Week 10 06/10/2023-06/16/2023: Continue daily schedule, but with a wake-up time of 5:30. Continue WW Blue dot 5 out of 7 days. Make 3 blog  posts. Continue Habit tracking. Start on the Optavia 5&1 plan.

What steps are you taking to help you achieve your goal(s)? What goal(s) are you currently working on or plan to start working on? Do you have a daily schedule? Do you habit track? Do you follow a specific eating plan or track your food?

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing this challenge with you.

Be Peaceful,


Fabulous February: Wellness Wednesday – Heart Health Week 2

Happy Wednesday! We made it halfway through another work week and to another Wellness Wednesday dedicated to Heart Health.

This month Bravera Hospital is doing a 28 day heart challenge. You can sign up for daily emails here and catch up on missed challenges here.

The Day 3 challenge was to Step Up and Get Exercising. Per the article walking 20 minutes a day for 15 weeks can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Are you a walker or a step counter? I aim for at least 5,000 steps a day and a few weeks back started walking 20 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Share your step goal or exercise routine with us as well as anything esle you are doing this month for Heart Health.

Be Peaceful,



Fabulous February: Throwback Thursday – Black History Month Edition 1

I hope everyone is having a Fabulous Thursday and a wonderful week so far!

For our first Throwback Thursday – Black History Month Edition I enlisted my husband to pick the historical person or event. Since it is also Heart Health Month he picked………

Daniel Hale was the son of a Barber, the fifth of seven children, and started his young adult life as a Shoemaker. He soon realized that he aspired for more. He went to medical school and then joined a private practice. He believed that Chicago should and could have a hospital open to all with both black and white doctors, staff, and students. On May 4, 1891, he achieved this with the first Black Owned hospital, Provident.

In 1893 a young man with a stab wound was brought in. Dr. Hale realized that the wound was fatal. He created a small door through the ribs and found a gash on an artery as well as one on the heart itself. He sutured the artery and then used forceps to hold the gash on the heart closed while he sewed it shut. The patient was able to leave the hospital in less than 2 months and lived for many more years, thanks to Dr. Hale’s quick thinking and willingness to try something new.

Dr. Daniel Hale had many more achievements after this and continued to help advance the medical community, for all races.

Knowledge is power and with togetherness we find strength.

Be Peaceful,


Fabulous February: Wellness Wednesday

Welcome back, everyone! Happy February First!

It seems I took an unattended hiatus but I am back in February and have some good things planned!

  • I will update on my health Journey and the weight loss plan I started in December.
  • Wellness Wednesdays will be dedicated to Heart Health Month.
  • Throwback Thursday will be dedicated to Black History Month.
  • And much more!

For our First Wellness Wednesday see the below resources to help you kick off Heart Health Month!

What are you doing for your Heart Health or to spread awareness?

Be sure to check out tomorrow’s First Throwback Thursday, Black History Month edition.

Be Peaceful,


Have a Happy New Year!

As we enter a New Year, we usually reflect on the last year. We think about what we’ve accomplished, what we failed at, who we spent it with, the memories we made, and what we could have done differently. Sometimes, we set goals for the next year or make resolutions. Other times, we look at past years’ broken resolutions or abandoned goals.

If you do any of the above, I encourage you to do so with love, kindness, forgiveness, and understanding for yourself. Remember to acknowledge all of your accomplishments, no matter how large or small. Speak to yourself the way you would a friend.

Remember that you can always start or try again, as many times as necessary. Success can only happen if we start or try. True failure happens when we never begin or completely give up. Also, the New Year doesn’t have to be your start day because we have 7 days in a week to choose from!

Your goals and resolutions are yours! You can and will make them happen, but on your time frame! You got this!

Be Peaceful,