As I sit here and munch on my air popped popcorn, so many things come to mind. If you follow me on Snapchat (if you don’t you need to! @kaywhy12 on Snapchat), I proclaimed I survived arm day! Last week I tried to do a 2 a day with arms and my right arm gave out on me! Instead of me dropping the dumbbell out of harm’s way, I let a 25lb dumbbell come down on my face! I know I know! Really Kelli!?! Lol I am ok guys! No swelling thank goodness, and I went back to beast arm day yesterday with no mishaps! I also mentioned on Snapchat that my blog has gotten behind. I know my readers look for something at least once a week. My apologies that I have fallen off a smidge in delivering this greatness! (Aye! I believe in giving myself a boost sometimes too! This that greatness as Niq say! Lol) I appreciate each and every one of my readers for witnessing this journey and providing your input! I love that women and even males can tell me that my blog is really inspiring and authentic! My friends really give it to me straight! And the fact that they can tell me that they read this in my voice and my way means so much to me!
So, my life in public accounting has become very hectic. Our year end is May 31st, and I am determined to finish the year strong! I can be real with my peeps! When this fiscal year started, I had goals honey! I was trying to make moves and set myself up for promotion! I wanted Manager this year! I’m not going to lie! I was claiming it every chance I got, and trying to keep that mindset! As the year progressed, I realized that this year…fiscal year 2017…the year of 30 years in life…was to be one of the most challenging years of my life thus far.
Fitness started as a way out of feeling down on myself and looking in the mirror and not liking what I saw. I was determined this year to change what Kelz saw and thought of herself. People could see on the outside I was this bubbly, happy, go lucky person that kept a smile on her face. On the inside, I was depressed, self-conscious about everything I wore, felt like the fat friend in the group, ugh the list goes on and on. Thank God I made up my mind and got up the nerve to sign up for classes with Antanique! (IG: @antanique & @fitchixxhouston) From February 2016 to today, she has completely turned my life around!
While focusing on fitness, I made the choice to become somebody’s wife! The growing pains of becoming one took a toll on me this year. Transitioning to allowing someone else into your life wholeheartedly because you love and trust them proved to be a difficult task for both me and my husband. We are a work in progress, but I wake up every morning and choose him with no hesitation. I pray for our marriage and I thank God for the little things. I am so much more appreciative of the little things in my relationship!
While adjusting to being a Mrs., I decided that I wanted to test my will power and dedication and do a figure competition! This level of effort has probably been one of the most difficult yet most rewarding experiences thus far in life. To know that I am now in the 140s when I hadn’t seen this weight since 2011 was insane to me! The hours of workouts, the meal prepping consistently, the constant moving and grooving while trying to get 6-7 hours of sleep in somewhere was a challenge!
As you have read before, eventually my body gave up and said hell to the naw…to the naw, naw, naw! I had to take a break and get myself together. Also! The combination of all these things…led to my work performance taking a hit. I was so wrapped up in my personal matters that I let my work ethic and my chance of promotion this year kind of slip through my fingers (as if they were covered in Sweet Sweat!). My job promotes this thing called “work/life fit” where you are supposed to be able to make time for yourself while maintaining outstanding client service. Ya girl had started making work fit in life and not life fit in work. So, year-end is here and I am turning this into my success story! Kelz had a rough year, but that was then and THIS IS NOW! It’s put up or shut up! So with THAT SAID…
I am focusing on my work performance and turning things around, and that means, competition has to take a back seat for a sec! April started out as my month, but reality is slowly showing me God has other plans for me right now. My girls keep asking me when I’m going to pick a date…to that I have no answer. I want to give this my all, and be in a place where I can do that and get on that stage knowing nothing held me back! After May 31st, I will see what my plate is looking like and if competition can come back in the forefront. HOWEVER! While I am getting myself together, I plan to keep posting content for you all!
Meal Prep Routine, progress (I am still losing weight in the meantime! That will help when I get back on my grind), and updates on my hair styles, fitness apparel, and everything in between! This process has taught me to find a balance both in life and my diet! I even got an interview or two lined up!
To my readers and supporters, I truly thank you!! I hope that you will continue to rock with me and stay tuned…the best is yet to come!