If you missed my most recent interview with international magazine Premae Magazine, then you missed the HUGE announcement I made. 😁
"I'm also working on a book that will tell my story. I will address everything from self-love to advice and tips for a successful weight loss and fitness journey"
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As I sit here writing this to the world, to my beautiful followers, and anybody that happens to stumble upon this blog now or anytime in the future....
I'm openly committing to writing a book.
Yes, I have decided to write a book! I have been secretly tossing this idea around for about a year. It started drifting away from my mind for a bit and when that started to happen, I started getting comments and messages from people on a monthly basis ranging from...
"You should write a book!"
"If you ever wrote a book, I would read it"
"You, along with your husband, should really consider writing a memoir about your journey. You have a story to tell."
So on and so forth.
I feel like those were signs. The signs I needed to tell me that this is what I should be doing. Those signs came to me at a time when the idea started slipping away from me. I am a firm believer in signs because my most scary and memorable achievements and this entire journey came from signs pointing me in the direction I should be going in, guiding me and showing me the next path I should be taking. It's an extremely scary, yet intriguing process and experience when things like this happen to me, but I am blessed and always forever grateful for it. I always embrace it with open arms.
I really can't believe this is actually happening and I am taking this new path amongst the hundreds that I've already taken so far that stems from my overall journey. I've already cried 3 times just thinking about all of this. I haven't been sleeping well because I am so excited and nervous and this along with a million other things and my HUGE competition win are all I've been thinking about lately. I am about to embark on the next part of this amazing journey and a brand new one as well. As with everything else about my journey thus far, I will be open and transparent about the journey of writing my first book. I'll be sharing my progress, ups and downs, good and bad, the beautiful and ugly, the pain and spiritual parts of this journey.... All of it.
Some of the subjects and issues I plan to touch on and open up about consists of my weight loss and fitness journey, my life, self-love, mental illness (depression, anxiety, manic depression), learning to embrace life with mental illnesses, PCOS, the darkest moments in my life and hitting my rock bottom, tips and advice for a successful weight loss and fitness journey, and much more. I may also include contributions from friends and family.
I want to know what it is that YOU want to read about. I want this book to represent what you would be interested in reading about. What issues, questions, thoughts, etc. do you want me to address in my book?
*If there is anything that you would like to see in my book or any questions you want answered or issues and subjects you want me to touch base on, then please submit them to my email email@example.com or you can DM me on Instagram or Facebook, or feel free to leave a comment here.*
My overall plans are to start writing this book at a slow pace now that my April competition is done with and work on it throughout the summer during my next/last prep for the year for WBFF Chicago and WBFF World's in London. Then, I will work at a more aggressive pace at the end of August when my competition season is ending. My hopes and goals is to have a publishing date of Summer 2018. Fall at the latest, but hey... sometimes things happen that are outside of our control. I will have a fully printed and published book when it's suppose to happen. 😊
Before I end this, I just wanted to make sure that I thanked you guys.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your kindness, support, encouragement, and overall awesomeness you guys show me every single day. I swear, you make what I do SO WORTH IT! You really do. You make me cry tears of joy every week, you make me happy, you push me to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be and you make me feel absolutely blessed to be able to say that all you amazing people make up my #fitfam.
Sometimes I think twice about what I am doing by sharing my story, journey and experiences with you all through Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough, but then I think about how amazing each and every one of you are and how amazing you guys have been to me and how many people say they are actually inspired and motivated by me and then I no longer second guess it. I know this is what I am suppose to be doing. Sharing, connecting, helping, inspiring, and motivating. Thank you for helping me find my way and another new path throughout this crazy journey. I love you all!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!