I’m so excited to formally announce the newest addition to Brianna Danylle Photography, my mom! Aside from helping with some of the photography sessions, my mom will be assisting with behind the scenes goodies as well. One of the other additions my mom is bringing to Brianna Danylle Photography is her writing. Mommy Mondays is a slight variation to my normal blog entries, as they are written by my mom. Given that my mom and I are a team, we are able to combine our knowledge base and perspectives in order to share more well-rounded information. While I like thinking about how to help people look and feel their best in front of the camera, my mom is great at thinking about how people can continue to look (and feel) great away from the camera. Together, we just want people to look great and feel amazing! Ultimately, if you feel great, you’ll look great. Right?
That said, it is without further ado that I introduce you to the first ever Mommy Monday post.
Greetings! My name is Angie. I am Brianna’s mom. For years, Brianna and I wanted to work together in a business capacity. It is with great pleasure to announce that I am now a part of the newly organized Mother/Daughter team that is Brianna Danylle Photography. Beginning today and every third Monday of each month you will be hearing from me regarding various things of interest to all of us. However, I’ll use this first post to give you a little insight as to who I am.
A Little About Me…
I am retired after 32 years of service with American Airlines. I worked in various departments which focused on Passenger Sales and Extraordinary Customer Service.
In August 2012, I had no choice but to undergo back surgery. My recovery was long and arduous. I have always been a very active person. My passion was running. I have completed 5 marathons and various 10k’s over the years. My healing process as a result of the surgery threw me into a deep depression. I no longer could come and go as I pleased. The highlight of my days consisted of walking slowly from my bedroom to my living room and back again. Needless to say, I gained a massive amount of weight due to my inactivity. January 1, 2013 I weighed in at 189.9 pounds, and I am only 5‘3. I was still in the healing phase and was not allowed to exercise or do any type of aerobic activity. I was feeling pretty bad about myself and my appearance. I finally got the A-OK from my doctor in February to exercise lightly. It has been very hard with series of ups and downs, plateaus and setbacks. I managed to persevere.
2014, for me is about letting go of old shadows, old things, old thoughts, and old ways. On January 1, I weighed in at 138.6 pounds. My intention is to “stay the course,” and become a better ME. I am determined to lose those stubborn last 10 pounds and keep them off. I am evolving in a whole new life change that includes healthy eating, a consistent exercise program, proper skin care, adequate rest and a definite attitude adjustment in my thought process. Oprah Winfrey frequently reminds us “When you know better…You do better.”
On the left is me in January 2013. On the right is me January 2014
I am challenging everybody that is reading my blog to take the time to become a better YOU. If there is something about yourself that you are not happy with, everyday brings you an opportunity to celebrate you, so why not make this the year that you change that aspect of your life. As you start feeling good about your new personal growth process…reward your efforts with a “Get More Fit” photo session.
Now that you know a little bit about me, I’d love to hear a little about YOU. What are your plans for this new year? How do you want to grow?
Until next month, may all your days be filled with prosperity, peace, and good health.