You are not allowed to quit

So about two years four years ago, I wrote a post about 10 things to watch out for, not to regret at age 60.

Yet another blog post sitting in my draft since June 10, 2020, bear with me, I am down to 3 drafts after publishing this one.

I stumbled on that post today and it resonated even more, mostly because I stopped exercising about a year two years ago by today, I stopped praying I try now, I stopped reading / writing often I think I am trying with this too now, I even got tired by the last quarter of last year (2019) and I didn’t spend as much time as I wanted to with Family oh no, on this I am definitely better.

Mary Hiking Sungbo Eredo's Trail with the Naidrenalin Crew
Myself Hiking Sungbo Eredo’s Trail with the Naidrenalin Crew

I am not yet 35 but I am regretting it already. My back hurts a lot (oh no this is so much better now, I got a masseuse) I wanted to cry. Its so hard to get back to exercising (I am failing at this) after a long break but I am determined to get back and be the beast that I ought to be. At exercising that is!

(Technically, this next paragraph was written last year, but I did get up and I did this workout…yessssss)

Today I went back to my dance workout (I did not do it today or yesterday I began editing this post for publication, I failed again), selecting a hard one, the Hip Hop Tabata Dance Workout, by @KeairaLaShae. I had the mind to give up before I begin, but when Keaira said,

You are not allowed to quit, but you may pause this video 😳

Keaira Lashae

I knew she was talking to me. I did pause the video once at about 19 minutes, but I didn’t give up.

I think I am failing a lot these days 😭 I need help 😭

What about you?

What’s that one thing that is so good for you, your health and mind that you want to give up on so badly? Or you already have given up on? πŸ˜•

Tell me about it. Understand that it is okay to give up sometimes, but when you realise what you have given up on is good for your body, soul and mind πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾

Dust yourself up and try again – Aaliyah!



  1. Fantastic Write up my WordPress mentor .You actually practrise what you write .I am a witness to that .you taught me free for two days amidst all comfort .You never put on your TV for once .You were up all night typing and working while i slept off. And I was scared to see you disciplined yourself to make it in this field.Thanks for gingering me up again.I refuse to give up.Lets hang in there Sis..Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. And yesss, you can’t give up. Keep writing, the more you write, the better you get and the more you learn.


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