I am so very excited to announce that I am published! I have put a lot of time and effort into writing this book, and I am even more excited to share it with you!

Book is available on Amazon in Paperback and ebook. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1973449250/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_1FJjAb5P1X3PJ

Book signing party to come! Thank you in advance for your support! 🌿💖💪🏽
 
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Tackle Your Tuesday: Start Slow


Happy Tuesday to all of you! I hope you are all having an amazing day. Have you ever had to get up from your sleep in a hurry? That feeling of “oh crap” I didn’t hear my alarm or I’ve been snoozing a little too long? It is the worst feeling right? All of the sudden you are out of bed in the cold rushing to get it altogether to make it out the door and to work on time. In situations like this; it not only throws off my routine, but my body as well. I don’t feel center and grounded. I feel like a chicken with its head cut off. Lol! Although this does not happen every morning, it has taught me to deal with my mornings different.

Try starting slow. A successful morning depends on how you take control of it. How you decide to respond to the first 20 minutes of your day sets the tone for your entire day. If you hear your alarm clock go off in the morning, do me a favor, don’t hit the snooze button. Instead turn it off and lay there for a minute. Enjoy being alive. Thank God for waking you up in the morning, and find 3 things to be grateful for. Then when you are ready sit up on your bed. Feel the energy throughout your body. Do a little stretch while sitting there. Then gather yourself, touch the ground with your feet, and begin the day.

This is how I like to start my day. Nice and easy. I try to stick to this routine every day. I start slow and build my momentum. I challenge you to start your day slow. In a world where we want our information faster, our food quicker, and everything else RIGHT NOW, I challenge you to set the tone for your day slowly. Let me know if it works for you tomorrow! Be well you guys!

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

Dominique

 

Motivational Monday: Progression

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Hi Everyone, and Happy Monday to you all! I don’t have a lot to write today, but I just want to encourage you all today to be your best, and take steps towards progression everyday. You can listen or read motivational material all day, but the truth is it is up to you whether you are going to be the change that you want to see. So today think progression. Be in a constant state of “better,” and never give up.  Be well you guys.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

-Dominique

Motivational Monday: #relationshipgoals

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Hi Everyone and Happy Monday to you all. Long time no write. Life has been great! I can’t complain. I have been busy with a lot of personal projects, and of course family life.

Tonight I would like to talk to you about your relationship goals and how they affect you health wise. I recently spoke with an associate of mine about relationships, and how they can take a toll on your health. Now if you are in a strong and flourishing relationship then most likely it will help you thrive as a human being, but what if you are in just the opposite?

Negative relationships can almost deteriorate a person. I have seen so many women day in and day out stay in relationships only to end up with nothing in the end. Sure they look well put together on the outside, but they are dying on the inside. Trust me I have been there, but I am here to tell you that there is hope at the end of the tunnel. Whether you decide to stay or to go, it is up to you to cultivate any relationship that you are in. Granted there is another person involved, but you can help steer it back into the right direction. Then if you have tried all you can, it might be time to just let it go.

Negative relationships take a toll on your physical health as well as your mental health. These relationships fester anger, stress, anxiety, and depression. All these symptoms make you more susceptible to infection and chronic illness. I do not mean to sound like “Debbie Downer”, but it is time for all of us to take care of our own well being first. Only by doing that can you be prepared to be your best self for others. Take time to think about it tonight. What are your real relationship goals (Whether it is a intimate partner, friend, or family member)? Who do you  need to exclude from your well being?

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

Dominique

Tackle Your Tuesday: Breastfeeding Awareness Month 


I’ve always been sensitive about my breastfeeding journey. I was only able to breastfeed my children for 1-2 weeks before I had to supplememt with formula. My milk supply would never come in. I went to see specialists, and though I followed all their tips and instructions they gave me, it still wasn’t going well. Even after my latch was corrected. My low point came when my lactation consultant suggested I try and pump my breast, and when I tried I could barely fill the bottom rim of a bottle. I was discouraged and heart broken. Even today I feel like I could have been better. I was extremely stressed, which didn’t help in regards to producing milk, and I eventually learned that having a c-section and the medications involved before and after had a significant effect on my milk supply as well. I continually engaged nurses who told me ,”Oh everyone can breastfeed” Which lead me to believe there was something wrong with me. I felt judged every time I would prepare my baby’s bottle with formula. Then my husband said, “He (Cahlil) won’t look at you any different. You are still his Mommy.” He was absolutely right. Although all my children received the colostrum in the hospital I never was able to come to peace with my breastfeeding struggle. Over time I have learn to be ok with it. I know the wonderful benefits associated with breastfeeding, and I am now even a certified breastfeeding peer counselor  (I had the hardest time in that class btw).  Although I did not succeed, it does not make me less of a mother. So for all you mommas out there struggling or are breastfeeding champs I applaud you. Keep giving your baby the best, and the next time you see a mom pull out formula and judge remember everyone’s story is different, and it absolutely does not make her less of a mother. You all are queens in my eyes. Happy Breastfeeding Awareness Month to you all! ☺

Live. Love. Well & Fit. 

-Dominique
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Motivational Monday: Be A Shifter

Hello everyone, and happy Monday to you all. With everything that is going on in Houston and the surrounding areas I just want to encourage you tonight. I read an Instagram post that said the best thing about a natural disaster is that it brings out the best in human beings. In times of disaster or heartbreak for pain our strongest defense is to remain positive. It is to remain hopeful. When you walk into a room to be a shifter. Aspired to lift spirits. Aspire to change the negative to the positive. I always want to have a presence that commands the room in a positive way. Filling the room with happiness and genuine concern. Although I cannot change what is going on in Texas I can provide a listening ear and a word of encouragement to those I know in the mist of it. It is normal to feel down in times like these, but don’t give up. You are strong. You are blessed. You are a child of God. My prayers always thought of you. May God protect you and keep you safe. Be well you guys.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

-Dominique

Fit For Thought: Learn how to advocate for yourself 

Dedicated to all my queens! It’s time to take control of your circumstance. I run into so many women who are not where they want to be in life, and they tend to blame it on everyone else. When really it is time to look in the mirror and change into the person God intended you to be. Certain things you’re just going to have to live with, but if you have to make a choice to change, make the right choice. Be assertive, not aggressive.  Ask for help if you need it. Be willing to stand for yourself, your family, and your community.  Most importantly stay encourage and ask God for help. Nothing is out of your reach. You can do it!
Be well you guys! 

Live. Love. Well & Fit. 

-Dominique 

Tackle Your Tuesday: Are you sleeping enough?

GO TO BED!… I mean happy Tuesday to all of you… hehehe! I hope you all had an amazing day, but it is time to wind down. Last week and this week I have been going to bed way later than I should, and I a paying the price for it. My lack of energy is catching up to me, so I consciously made a goal to go to bed at 10:30pm for 4 days (hopefully consecutively) this week. I once heard someone say that the recipe for success includes sleep. Just think about it. How can you perform at your absolute best the next day if you don’t allow your body to rest. It is the same when you follow an exercise routine. You must allow yourself to rest and recover to progress. Being a busy adult it is not always easy to achieve this, but hey I have to try.

Sleep allows your body to recover and rejuvenate for the next day. Being able to sleep, really sleep allows your body to be in a state of peace, and you wake up refreshed. If you also have any illness in your body sleep helps your body to fight off any sickness. I can go on and on. The require amount of sleep for an average adult is 7 to 9 hours a night. I have 3 tips to getting all of your rest. First of all, set a bed time for yourself. Secondly, turn off all distractions. This will help you relax, and lastly pray. Prayer is so powerful. It help you to get everything off your chest from the day and give it to the Lord. I find I sleep so much better after praying.

So there you have it! Now really let’s go to sleep, and tackle this Tuesday night! Wink… wink. Be well you guys.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

-Dominique

 

Motivational Monday: Don’t be petty! It is not productive to you or the person you are trying to hurt. Every second you spend being negative could have been channeled into something positive, so don’t do it at all. Learn to respond and not react to situations. As much as I have wanted to go there with some people, it is just not worth my time or energy. Be well you guys! 🌿💖💪
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