The accumulation of wealth has been a troublesome, and consistent theme of my life, as well as other Americans…
I prided myself on my “side hustles” such as being an entertainer, a business consultant, and #Instacart Full Service Shopper to name a few. Which meant my exercise routine(s) were abandoned to pursue these money generators.
As you can imagine, I gained weight, seem to be more sick and more often, and tired continuously. It all took of three seconds to realize what happened. I prioritized my wealth before my health.
I was disgusted with myself. I literally mumbled to myself as I stared down at the bathroom scale in my master bathroom.
“You fat f**k”Myself – November 2017
220.5 pounds steadily displayed on the blue L.E.D. Thirty pounds overweight, even though I was in the middle of my 2017 #TabulaRasaDay Declaration of 100+ workouts.
I had put my accumulation of wealth before my health. Now, it’s visible, it’s tangible. Like an epiphany, I needed to do something drastic!
I needed to retool my plan.
I needed to re-prioritize.
My Health Before My Wealth
I realize I only have 86,400 seconds per day to accomplish whatever it is I wanted to do. So I knew I had to put my health before my wealth accumulation.
I woke up earlier than my alarm would dedicate. I signed-on to my Instacart app to cancel all my hours. I was eating fast food meals while I traveled around in my vehicles because I didn’t have a plan for eating on the road.
In addition, I didn’t exercise because I prioritized working through my available hours over health.
First step done: free up my limited daily time.
I combed through my notes from my personal trainer, Chelsey Pleasant nee Stoner. We connected through email, Google Sheets, and Messenger for 22 Weeks.
I analyzed all of the data briefly to assess I wouldn’t be able to recreate that on my own. I sought her out on the inter webs as I realized she gained popularity, moved to the East Coast, and most likely running her own business.
She is. It’s called H.I.T. Bodies.
I joined the “fam” that moment. My health before my wealth would be my mantra. I quickly watched and listened to the workflow Chelsey had plotted out for new members, which I was the newest.
She trumpeted that a sound nutritional plan would need to be in place in order for any exercise was to begin to be effective.
She listed three: ketogenic, balanced intake, and macro tracking.
The idea of macro tracking is tedious, and aggravating. Balanced intake was not happening with me. By virtue of elimination, I chose ketogenic.
I immediately made a “non-negotiable relationship with my fitness goals”, by deciding to change my lifestyle. NOT MY DIET.
Once I focused on my health, I was then able to re-incorporate Instacart shifts that didn’t impact my fitness time.
That was only after prioritizing my weight loss over financial gain. Stay tuned for more.
One thought on “My Health Before My Wealth”