So last week this blog turned eight years old. Kind of crazy if you ask me. Who would’ve thought that I would stick with this? But here I am working on my new absolutely stunning purple iMac trying to find the words to not only encourage you but to encourage myself.
And I wish I could write this sooner but I had to be cranky for most of the last week, run down with Covid. Seems like round two is worse than my first round, but mostly because I had G.I. issues. It seems that no matter how careful you are it is coming for you no matter what. So I apologize for not getting here sooner. I do feel much better by the way, and I’m cleared to join the world again and did just that this past weekend.
Eight years a long time. It took me 15 months to lose 100 pounds, it could take three months to put on 50. But here I am still screaming from the mountaintops, trying to get to the gym, trying to get on the peloton, trying to make better choices when it comes to food and drink, this is still me trying.
A friend of mine posted about finding a couple of words that would work as her New Year’s resolution. I kept thinking about it and here we are almost 2 weeks into the new year. This year well I might have a few hours, I think the word for me is evolution.
In 2022 Bigg Romeo will evolve and with it so will I as a musician, singer, partner, and bandleader. A booking agent told me not too long ago that evolution is good. We were talking about all the changes that were happening with the band and he told me not to be afraid and that we’d be okay. So, I decided that if it does not help me evolve then I don’t have time for it. This goes in my personal life, my work life, and anywhere else. Sometimes I get pulled in many directions and if it isn’t going to help me be better then it can be cut away or back burner ed for another time.
I guess if I vision board something this year’s goal will be 50 pounds. I will do my best to overcome last summer’s injury, covid fatigue, and man the fuck up. My knee still swells, but the pain seems to be minimal. I want to get comfortable in my own skin again. I am very grateful to continue to keep my 100 pounds off me. But I can be better and all the extra was just gravy and helped me feel better. Not sure if I’m going to stick to one particular diet or not but I’m definitely going to mix it up. I am going to be as active as I possibly can. That’s really all I have to say about that.
I have to take it week by week, day by day at this point.
Here are my short-term goals.
- At least 3 twenty minute Peloton rides.
- 3 extreme fitness classes.
- Logging my food and staying accountable to myself
- Not drinking during the week ( cause I’ve gotten too much back into the habit since Covid 2022 hit me)
- Tying to get back into my strength training
- The infamous gallon of water a day.
And this is pretty much self-care cause I need this stuff to get better. Cause it’s okay to want more. It’s okay to want to be better.
Many surprises coming for everyone going forward. Maybe even for myself.
How dare you want more? Because you deserve it.
22 days till my birthday
38 days till Orlando
133 Days till memorial day
Happy New Year everyone. Stay Safe!
Happy New Year, Franco! So sorry to hear you’re dealing with round two. Sending healing vibes your way. Hugs!