Reflecting on the WHY we do what we do, allows us to fully capture and polish exactly HOW we are doing it!

A couple of weeks ago, on this blogs Instagram page, I shared that I was on this journey to loose myself of the #oprahweightstruggle. Since then, I have religiously kept up with my workout and food plan, you know, disciplined to see results and see my body flourish!

To be completely honest, since I shared that post, I’ve been debating how and when and even if, I should share the progress I’ve made on my weight loss using this platform. I wasn’t sure if I was making myself too vulnerable by sharing (just in case I fell off the wagon or something…I know, ye of little faith 🙄🙄), or even if Unraveling the Mind was the right platform for me to discuss something so personal. I was even debating, since I don’t wanna bore you lovies with my calorie counting rants and progress photos, of starting another IG page just to track my weight loss, but then I thought, if I can’t even fully manage the two I have now??? What more??? 🤣😅😂 Y’all, I was seriously tripping, all by myself!

But then…as I was thinking about this post this morning, the Lord spoke to me to seriously reflect on the PURPOSE and the WHY of Unraveling the Mind. I was reminded in those moments that reflecting on the WHY we do what we do, allows us to fully capture and polish exactly HOW we are doing it! Following that moment, I rushed back to my blog plan, to read why I started sharing in the first place! And check this….Unraveling the Mind was born with the need to inspire, to provide a space for intellectual and creative expression, as well as to motivate personal and communal change! 😱😱😱😱😳😳😳

What is more inspiring and motivating to myself and to others, than to share my very personal journey of growth? Our beings and lives are complex, and if my aim is to do what I shared up ^^^^ there, then I am going to have to challenge myself to be a little more transparent. If I am to wholesomely fulfill mission, then the mind has to be unraveled to it’s most vulnerable blanket.

As I journey through one of the most challenging, growing and learning moments of my 2017, I truly want it to be a canvas to inspire self-development, self-leadership and change. I want to be able to faithfully and honestly share the paradoxical elements of personal and communal change, which include the coming together of: the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the skinny, the fat, the thick, the success, the failure, the learning, the growing, the ups, the downs, the struggles, the celebrations and so on. The compulsion of all these experiences, which all work for my good, are part of the faith-driven purposeful life!

Because I promised to bring you guys along with me on this journey of #missionskinnyelly or #missionskinnyhealthyelly or #missionhealthyelly (whatever works for you cause all three work for me), come along!

Here goes my 1 month progress:) I aim to work out 6 days a week, usually from between 6:00 a.m./6:15 a.m. until 7 a.m. on Mondays-Fridays and on Saturdays 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. I eat a lot of GREENS these days, sadly pre-plan some of my meals, drink greenish shakes, and A LOT of water with lemon. I sleep at least 7:30 hours of sleep per night, meditate a lot on scripture, and try to have as much fun as possible between the treadmill, staircase and elliptical. I’m still working on strength training and that has been a real struggle. I’ll share an update soon.

In the last 4/5 weeks, I have lost about 10 lbs which puts my current weight at 169/170, with an initial weight goal of 158 (my best weight and when I’m my happiest self) and then a challenge to 145ish! Your girl is working on a 6-pack! LOL God says I can do it, so why not?

-Unravel Away Artist-