If you follow me on Instagram you may or may not know that I am in a wheelchair due to a hospital mistake, that’s a story for another time though. Because of this I’ve struggled with a shit load of insecurities because of the mean and hurtful things I was told growing up. Not anymore though 2020 is my year!! With that being said I’ve decided to start working out. This isn’t new to me when I was 12 I had a six pack but I was insecure because I am a girl. Stupid reason to be insecure right?? I know… Back then the whole gender stereotype was a thing. Comments like ” you’re a girl girls aren’t supposed to have muscles.” I’m a grown man and I don’t even have abs.” Were constantly said. It made me feel like it was wrong for a girl to be in shape. I didn’t intentionally let myself go but I have surgery and was is stuck in the bed for six weeks with a cast. My only priority then was recovering not my body prior. However now 25 years old I really miss how in shape I was. Over the years I found myself even slipping back into depression because of it.
I’m taking my life back!! It’s been a month since I’ve embarked on this workout journey and if I am honest it’s harder than I thought!! My goal is to have my six pack back but I can’t even do push-ups at the moment. So for now I’m just doing some dumbbell exercises at home that are modified just a Little because of my disability.
Here are some of the exercises I do… disabled young old man or a woman you can do anything you put your mind to!!!
Dear white people (NOT ALL)
I love you, why are you scared of me?? I bleed red just like you. I cry just like you. Why are you scared of me? In case you haven’t figured it out yet yes I’m black. A black woman who genuinely wants to know why are you scared of me?…why are you scared of us black daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunties, uncles, cousins, grandma, grandpas and even Hispanics/latinos and Latinas? What about us instills fear in your heart the second you encounter one of us to the point that you have to pull out a gun and not just shoot but kill? why can’t you see us as humans just like you?
I’m saddened by the fact that I even felt the need to write this but I’m tired and if I’m honest starting to get a little scared to go out because anything I do can be seen as a threat even something as simple as making sure I’m sitting up straight in my wheelchair!! However I do know that this is not only a racist issue but a spiritual one as well the devil wants us divided but we must come together especially as the body of Christ and tell him to F off!! Dear White people I know not all of you are infected with the racist bug in fact I’m honored to know some of you but I’m asking that you use your voices and who knows maybe one conversation with you will change millions of hearts🙏🏽
A black daughter
This week I am (virtual) traveling to Philly (Philadelphia, PA) . I always wanted to go here for a Philly Cheese steak, climb the “Rocky” Steps and just to visit.
First, Where are we staying?
I picked https://www.stayaka.com/aka-university-city/accommodations-2/penthouse-suites
AKA- University City the 2 bedroom penthouse suite… Because we’re fancy and this is a pretend weekend. 🙂
First thing first, the Philly food tour. I am all about food tours after our trip to San Diego. I love spending a day walking around and trying different places.
This tour sounds good and the reviews are pretty positive. Plus, we get to explore little and get to do a little local shopping after.
Next up, we’re taking a BYOB trolly ride. I get to see lots of sights AND enjoy wine on the way? Sign me up!
This one has 4 stops and it drives by a ton of places.
On the day we’re leaving I want to swing by the Franklin Institute. It looks like fun.
And stopping by Pat’s to try the Philly Cheesesteak. Whiz wit. Cheese and onions…Yes, please.
That’s our weekend trip to Philadelphia, PA. Have you been? Where would you go? Where would you recommend?