“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom...” For so many years I suffered without the word of God, only I didn’t know I was suffering.
It’s just the way life goes. We make choices and decisions and let unimportant things become important. Haughtiness seeps in as time marches on and before you know it, podcasts and self-help books are replacing the Bible (which, in all actuality is the only book a person would ever need).
There is absolutely no substitute for the word to God. It doesn’t matter if you have been a believer for a long time or a little and I was a fool to think otherwise.
I encourage you today, friends, whether you are a believer or NOT (because the Bible is for everyone!); to seek God through his word. It is just one of the very powerful ways in which He teaches us, changes us, shapes us, and molds us in to the person He wants us to be.
🎶Everybody’s talking about my .....loose pants, my loose pants....got my loose pants on...” Seriously this is becoming a problem...these are now my tightest pants and they have a good 2 inch gap!
This is a result from consistency...
With my food
With my daily nutrient dense shake
With my 30 min workouts
With checking in with my amazing group of ladies that keep me accountable
Nothing magical or quick fix about it, just making simple choices everyday...choices that add up over time!
What simple choices do you make each day?
Over a period of time, those simple choices either positively affect you or negatively affect you.
Before, I made simple choices...choices like eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Choices like eating foods with ingredients I couldn’t even pronounce.
Choices like eating carbs as my primary source of food.
Choices like drinking sugary coffee drinks every single day.
Choices like eating chips or cheez-its every single night.
Choices that made my stomach hurt and feel bloated.
Choices that made me feel tired and lethargic. Choices that made me feel embarrassed of what I looked like to other people, especially my hubby.
I chose all these things and these simple choices added up.
They added weight, they added stress to my body and they added self-doubt and negative thoughts about myself.
These choices not only affected me, but also my relationships and my ability to do what God has called me to do.
Now, I choose to do things a little bit differently!😊 I’d love to share with you how I manage my nutrition and fitness goals and choices daily! I’d love to help you see that you are already making simple choices each day...what choices are you making and are you happy with the results they give? ❤️💪🏼🙌🏼🔥. #alwaysaworkinprogress#strongereveryday#progressnotperfection#tightpants#toloosepants#findingjoyinsimplechoices#MsFits#hustleandheart#ineednewpants#stronghealthymama
“You are amazing...Remember that”
This is my most favorite mug. 1. It’s huge😂. 2. It was given to me by my closest friend...someone who has walked beside me during hard things, kicked me in the booty and delivered hard truths when I felt like giving up, shares a love for food, coffee and all things ridiculously funny! I always assume I’m not amazing, always harder on myself than anyone else...thankful that God brought this lady in my life to speak His truth to my heart , to remind me that I am Amazing...and its not for the reasons you might think! Amazing simply because God made me, He loves me, and has a plan for this life He’s given me! I pray that I can be the kind of friend that she has been to me! Did you know that YOU are amazing?!? It’s not about who you are or what you have done....simply because God made you...literally made, He loves you and has demonstrated His love for you in the most amazing way, His Son, and He does have a plan and a purpose for you! You are AMAZING! And don’t forget that😊❤️🙌🏼🔥. #amazing#identityfoundinHIMalone#radicchio#welovefood#welovecoffee#ilikebigmugs#HElovesme#alwaysaworkinprogress#strongereveryday#progressnotperfection#findingjoy#hustleandheart#teamveggietales#kilmerfarms#sweetginger#bestpupever
By no means am I trying to be a Victoria Secret model, let alone one as successful as the beautiful Adriana Lima!
However, when I saw this post come through my IG feed, I remembered that I also had a similar photo and then realized how far I've come since the beginning of my journey some 40 lbs ago!
Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it -Start Now!! Think positively, exercise daily and eat healthy. Stay patient and trust your journey!
A healthy lifestyle not only changes your body. It changes your attitude and your mind.
Some fun facts about these photos:
I'm 12 years older
I have 4 kids, she has 2
The obvious, sexy vs gym look
Thanks to Warren @healthyvisionphoto and @kimberly_hoogendoorn for making me feel and look like a model!
My little railway cottage xx our home for 27 years, tiny 3 bed, 1 bath on 1/4 acre of land in the tiny little hamlet of meringandan x she will need a bit of love over coming years, especially a fresh coat of paint but she is home x happy wednesday dear friends, lots of orders to get in the mail and custom orders to work on x may you all have a pretty day !!!
When it comes to fitness, numbers are interesting. I haven’t stepped on a scale in months, but I have been tracking my weight! Early September, my 1 rep max bench press was 125#. After spin tonight, I did nearly 3 at the same weight. If I had a spotter, I think I would’ve made the last one... I just got scurred 😜 #alwaysaworkinprogress
Are Seth and I the only ones who eat & drink their way through their vacations? 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏼♂️ Being an overweight person I have mixed emotions about eating out so much and photographing my food when I’m on vacay. One minute I’m embarrassed to be so food focused and the next minute I’m like, “Eff it! I’m on vacay and this shit is good!” Measurements & “before” photos tonight 🙈then a new round of my #21dayfix
Wish me luck. 🤞🏻 #foodiesofinstagram#eatourwaythroughcharleston#alwaysaworkinprogress#backatit
I was just thinking this this morning. I say I know my worth, but still my actions prove different. Earlier this year I took a LYFT home from the ER at 4 in the morning because I didn't want to bother anyone. (Vay was with me too since I didn't call anyone to help me with her) when people treat me right I am always questioning why or repeatedly saying sorry or thank you and I love you as though I'm not worthy enough to be treated well. Finding it very difficult to compliment myself, only counting my endless flaws- its easy in an empty room to say "I KNOW my worth !!" But can you still say it and believe it when you are surrounded by people & it comes time to step up for yourself ? Ask for help when you need it? Simply say 'thank you' to a well deserved compliment? Say 'NO' when you mean it and 'I love you' when you feel it? I had to check myself today since I'm constantly talking about "Knowing Your Worth" yet find myself not living it. When Avaiya says something negative about herself, I stop everything, look at her & tell her to take it back, & to now tell me 3 good things about herself. When she has a hard time coming up with 3 different qualities, I think to myself if I can even tell my 30 year old self 3 good things about me?! If I expect her to know her worth and walk in it, I NEED to lead by example. Tell me 3 good qualities you see in yourself !! Ill go first: I have a huge heart, I have a great sense of humor & I love to help others! Now your turn! #KnowYourWorth#WalkInIt#DoNotAcceptLessForYourself#LoveYourself#WorkOnYouEveryDay#AlwaysAWorkInProgress#WomenEmpoweringWomen#FellasKnowYourWorthToo#DaughterOfAKing#Royalty