There is a difference between happiness and joyfulness. 🌱 Happiness is dependent on circumstances and emotion whereas joy is not. When one is joyful one could also be happy but when one is happy it doesn't mean that one is also joyful. What is joy then? Joy is an eternal state of being knowing that no matter the circumstances that we are facing - be it confusion, loss, bondage in sin, loneliness, etc, God is faithful and with us - whether we feel that or not. Joy is not about feeling - despite the fact that it can make you feel happy as a result - happiness by itself can't do that. Even when life sucks we can still be joyful! The pendulum of life will always swing, it's a law of the universe - before going up one must go down. ~ Joy is that hope that the invisible God is always faithful even when we mess things up and make mistakes - because God is always willing to forgive. ~ It's so easy to seek happiness in the things of this world, but it will all fade and leaves one feeling so empty, that's how deceptive 'happiness' is. Invest in the eternal not the now... Seek true joy - it only comes from Christ. #bejoyful#itsachoice#seekjoy#friday#upliftingquotes#joyaboveallelse#Godforgives#pendulum#lawoftheuniverse
This was 4 years ago. And yes he’s slurping with some serious suctioning action, a McDonalds smoothie. No joke. He would attack the mailman for a taste of this right now. His body hasn’t totally healed yet from the onslaught of toxins passed through me in the womb, then continued while he was a wee one. We’re on our way, but man it’s been a long road.
I used to give him the quick fixes, McDonalds drive thru crap because I was too exhausted to think of cooking, much less cooking for a child that’d never eat a healthy meal anyway. It was a waste, so why not give him the junk.... And let me continue to sit on the couch & distract myself from the problem.
I tell you this so you know how very compassionately I GET IT. Dumping toxins outta your life is no easy feat. It takes willingness & courage & some freakin audacious determination. But I can tell you it DOES get easier. And even better is that you FEEL the shift... suddenly you & the babies start sleeping better, you start to see more even-keel instead of the roller coaster of behaviors, you’ll even notice YOUR moods getting better, the energy you have & the collective calm your kiddos have will make you remember the days you were in a living hell of toxic sludge. Your body is resilient, but you have to stop the flow of toxins from your food, personal products, over the counter/scripts, household stuff (ummm candles are like lighting a cig right in yo living room folks— had to learn that one painfully too).
I was there. With two pick eaters who tried to starve for 2 days while I syringed them broth & water. I was determined though to start a new way of life. Hopeful of feeling better after my body was a wreck & my Little’s were too.
And you know what? As long as my kids & me are eating healthy, replacing the garbage in our house for nontoxic options, using healthy toiletries & NOT over the counter or even prescriptions (where we can— & there’s a lot of options there believe it or not).... then we FEEL better. It’s an amazing difference. You can do it too. .
There’s a better way..... .
The lifestyle you want is created by YOU.. NOT by your parents, family nor friends.. you choose to live the life you want. There is no fairytale however there is a happy ending🤑.. your circumstances does not control your destiny #stopvictimblaming#entrepreneurlife#itsalifestyle#itsachoice @sami_jo_tho
They say seeing is believe and if you're not believing after seeing, then you must be blinded by your own ignorance. - unknown
Every summer has it own story, what will yours be? I have seen many diet programs, excerise machines, surgeries, you name it I have either seen it or a version of it. To me many of them do work, however what I am witnessing with my friend (2 months) who is on this Bula Fit lifestyle program, it's like WOW!!! To be honest, I feel like gaining a few pounds, just to shed them myself. 😄
Now let me be clear, I'm not calling anyone fat or saying you need to lose a few pounds. One of my mission in 2018 that is within top 5 of my (CEO Lyfe) list, is sharing is caring. I truly have a problem with knowing information that could possibly help someone and be selfish about not sharing. Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that's just how I roll, hence I surround myself with friends who have the similar qualities.
My question to you the reader, if not you, who do you know could benefit from this lifestyle? Check out my friends website gofit.mywakaya.com and join the movement. Don't forget to share your testimonial privately or privately with me. 😉
Life is Change. Growth is Optional. Choose Wisely.
It's a choice.
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Even though I've always been a morning person & prefer to get up early to start my day, it's still been an adjustment this week getting up extra early to fully dive into this new program👇🏼 4:00 ✳️ Alarm goes off, get dressed
4:15 ✳️ Preworkout meal consisting of protein❤️, veggies💚, complex carbs 💛, & a little healthy fat 🥄 while reading my First 5 devotion/Bible
4:30 ✳️ Preworkout drink to "energize" me & give me a little extra boost for my workout #liquidgold
4:45 ✳️ Pressing play on my workout that has been 1.5-2x longer than I'm used to 💪🏼🙌🏼 While it's not easy, I know that right now I need this kind of structure in my day. I need to do things that force me to be disciplined. A plan that requires commitment & consistency.
Otherwise, I know I would find myself drifting--halfheartedly completing my workouts, snacking on food that isn't necessary to fuel my body, and focusing on my own insecurities. Being distracted by my hurts & things that are out of my control.
Instead, I'm choosing to dial in my nutrition & implement a schedule to my eating, focus on my workouts, and be empowered by the fact that I am able to do this 🙌🏼. It's not easy, but it's worth it. Not just for the physical transformation that I know will happen, but for my mental & emotional health as well ❤️. #80dayobsession#day4#totalhealth#transformation#empowered#itsachoice
Remember you are never alone. Never forget you’re loved. Never doubt that someone truly cares for you. – Thomas S. Monson
How often do you hear or read information that moves you, especially when attached to those, uneasy or unpleasant memories? Without knowing you personally, I’m sure you would do your best to prevent yourself or others you care about, from having those feelings when possible.
I recently was introduced to the nowweno.net campaign, by my mom and decided to visit my personal assistant (Google). It is jaw dropping what you could find (facts vs opinion) when you go researching. She is among the best.
There were a few articles that grabbed my attention, however I wish to share one in particular, because I too have lost family members to this growing epidemic among our women https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/health/cervical-cancer-united-states-death-toll.html
It’s unfortunate, that both men and women will read the above article and say, “that won’t happen to me,” versus taking preventive action, educating themselves or even sharing the information. My mom always told me, if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.
I stand to fight back with my women and continue to bring awareness, to the nowweno.net, that is impacting lives. Can you believe that only $5/month could possibly help to save you thousands in medical bills or even your loved ones. Never an easy topic to have, however see more for yourself at nspirenetwork.com/bfree.
Life is Change. Growth is Optional. Choose Wisely.
It’s a choice.
What do you do when your trainer @sherikatheboxingbombshell text the #bombshells 💣💣 and say we bet not be eating hamburgers and ice cream since we are iced in but you ate a whole bag of skinny pop 😱 cause the folk was working your nerve on a conference call earlier 😏......you throw on some @troubleman31 and #GoGetIt I’m not good all the time but I do bounce back 💪🏽this #fitlife is constant work #itsachoice#fitgirls