Sunday, September 30, 2012

Boobie Boot Camp 2012

With Breast Cancer Awareness month starting tomorrow, I will be posting all events that I will be involved in. The first one that I have on my roster is BOOBIE BOOT CAMP, Saturday, October 13th. 

I have been involved in this camp since my friend Melissa StJoy started it (this will be the 4th year), little did I know that last year I would be on the other end of the spectrum. Melissa started this to raise money to be able to do the Suzan G. Komen 3 day walk which she proudly walks in every year.

I was a supporter before I was a survivor and I will continue to support even more now. 
I would love for each one of you to come out and support the cause. The cost is only $20 and you will have an amazing time being trained by Mr. Shut Up and Train (Rahman Grayson), The First Lady of Fitness (Camille Grayson), and myself along with some of my other Trainer friends. If you cant come to the boot camp please feel free to still donate to the cause at this link.





It's been a long while since I've posted. Almost a full year to be exact. It's been put on my heart that I should start posting again. I know that God is in my heart so I know that it's him speaking to me, so I'm DEFINITELY going to listen. Not only that, but tomorrow it the 1st OFFICIAL day of BREAST CANCER AWARENESS month. Woohoo!!! This Breast Cancer thing has been the best worst thing that could have ever happened to me. I know that sounds crazy but, of course no one wants to get cancer, but the lessons, the blessing, the people, and experiences that have come along with it have been the BEST thing ever and for that I am grateful.

So I guess I'll start by fill in where I left off, in a short recap. Last October I was finishing my last chemo treatment and celebrating my 1st Breast Cancer Awareness month (my second birthday month as I call it) well a full year later, I'm glad to inform you that I am now CANCER FREE :), my GOD is an amazing God!! :) After my last chemo I still had treatments of herceptin every 3 weeks right up until this past june (2012).

To God be the Glory!! My last Herceptin treatment!

 Really easy treatments. After those treatments were done, I no longer really needed my port (the device that I initially got surgically placed into my chest to get my treatments). My doctor told me to keep it ''Just in case'', I told him that there will be no "Just in case" LOL. I'm claiming it, my cancer is not coming back!! So on Aug 16th I got my port removed. It was an amazing feeling. Though my journey is far from over, the removal was just an end to one the many chapters in my life.

In the room before my port removal

Port Free!!!!!!

Along with getting my port out in August, I started school again (that same week) at Georgia State University. I am doing my prerequisite courses there to apply for a doctorate in Physical Therapy. Everyone who has followed me thus far and knows me, knows my passion and love for health and fitness, this is just another branch of what i love to do. I'm excited about the plans that God has in store for me. He wants nothing but the best for me and I know it. In my heart I just really want to help people in every way that I can, whether it's through this blog, my work, volunteering, or just sharing his word with others. I know that with every fiber of my being that I was put here with a purpose, because he told me so, therefore I will follow his instruction. This job at the senior living home is definitely allowing me to do that, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity.

So long story short, I'm NOW living my life and not letting my life live me. YES I'm still working 3 jobs and have now added the task of pursuing my doctorate, but the difference is, I'm not all over the place. I'm not trying to do this all alone and make my own path, I'm really listening to God and allowing him to work through me which makes life so much easier. I PROMISE, you should try it. It's the greatest feeling letting him do the work.

My ABSOLUTE favorite scripture ever!!! 

God also blessed me with a new job as a Physical Therapy Tech at a senior living home. This is something that I really wanted to do so that I would be able to work in the field that I'm studying and get experience at the same time. I had been praying about it and out of the blue someone that I had met along my journey contacted me a few weeks before school started and asked if I wanted the position. Everything is in his plan for me and to know that with my WHOLE heart is the greatest feeling ever.

I also just celebrated my 32nd birthday on September 16th. I'm gonna say it again....GOD IS SO GOOD! Through this journey, I never once thought that I would die from cancer but I'm just so grateful to be able to see another year. He loves me that much!!

My parents and I on my 32nd birthday. I love you guys to Life for giving me Life.

So now since we're done with a small recap of my past year, lets get to what's next. Breast Cancer Awareness month starts tomorrow, so this is the first of many of my new blog post to come. The past year has been about me getting back to life and living it and in doing so I must remain faithful to God as he has been to me and he's telling me to start up this blog again. I shall listen. Until next time....