I’m Not Meant To Be Silent

Hello World,

I’m super excited & honored to even be a part of Rob’s Big Loser 2016. Although my mind cannot even fathom what a blessing this 12-week journey with the EastsideY will be, I can honestly say I feel it in my spirit. But if I’m being honest, with excitement I also feel a bit nervous. But I know this journey will not hurt me, it will help me so I’m choosing to do it anyway.

Spiritually, I worked through a lot last year and made some great strides in the right direction mentally as well. I even lost some weight along the way. Admittedly, I gained some of the weight back. Not all of it, but definitely more than the 10 pounds I initially allotted myself. But what I now appreciate about myself is the recognition that I have to make a conscious decision to move onward and upward despite what life throws at me.

While I’m celebrating because I’m not where I was, I’m also kicking myself in the behind because I’m not where I could be. But perhaps I’m where I should be. After all, everything thus far has brought me to this moment, this opportunity, & introduced me to such an amazing group of people. I am so thankful I get to experience this with 70+ other people who like me, have struggled to turn a corner. I feel God nudging me to conquer this part of my life and I know I’m suppose to share my journey with as many people as I can.

God has called me to such a level of excellence that no longer is it okay for me to stay where I am. It’s like a conviction or a restlessness within me. This thing goes beyond the numbers on a scale. I’m really thankful for this opportunity, and I’m super stoked to share my ups, downs, & roundabouts with my teammates & coaches as we move forward together towards transformation.


Tamika P.

“I’m letting go it’s time; leave my fear behind me; I’m ready now it’s time; leave my fear behind me; My dreams are loud and my heart’s wide awake; all I know is I’m not meant to be silent” – Tori Kelly