Good Morning my friends! I hope your week is going great! It’s Wednesday! Wednesday means that I get to meet with some really awesome ladies tonight at my church. We are continuing our bible study on how Every Life is Beautiful. Good stuff.
Thank you so much for the lovely comments on the most recent post Made to Crave. I appreciate you guys more than you will ever know. I really hoped that it didn’t come across as too forward or that I had this horrible attitude toward my cravings. I actually want to celebrate my cravings!! I just can’t do it with a bag of dark chocolate….that if left alone, could eat the entire bag. Some can just eat a few bites of the brownie. If left alone, I could eat the entire pan. You see where this is going. I do want to celebrate my cravings, but I also want to be smart about them. Right now, I am craving life! Healthy, both physically and spiritually, life!
oatmeal with some almond butter
Spaghetti with spaghetti squash and 3 cut up meatballs and some delicious strawberries.
Still nursing a sore throat, so this hit the spot
chicken breast, Brussels sprouts, a few potatoes, and half an apple.
This one was a tough one!!
10 rounds of:
Holy cow! I really thought these burpees were going to kill me! I did have to modify a couple of sets, but I was ever so happy to be finished with that last one!
PV Body came!!
I was so excited when I saw this pink package laying on my bed yesterday!! I immediately took a picture….I mean who wouldn’t do that first right?? Anyway, I got it opened and wanted to try it on. Fail. I mean not in a too terribly bad way. The top was perfect….. the pants, not so much. I loved the style and the length, but lets be honest here I don’t have super tiny skinny legs and that is what they were made for. I swear it was funny trying them on.
Thankfully the nice ladies at PV body explained how that would work if they didn’t fit.
This also came!
The challenge that I am participating in had a giveaway the first week that we started! And guess who’s name got picked!!! That’s right…. Karen C.L. Anderson is the one that came up with the Mirror Exercise, but she has also written a book about her ups and downs with weight loss. I can’t wait to get started on this book!
31 Days of Gratitude:
So this weeks exercise is all about Acceptance. Not necessarily giving in or admitting to some sort of failure in life. But acceptance in this very moment of who you are. Looking really hard at yourself and accepting even the flaws. When in reality, flaws are not really flaws. They are what makes each of us beautiful. It’s about stopping in this very moment and accepting yourself for who you are at that moment. Hear me out, I don’t mean stop growing or stop wanting more. I just mean stop the comparison! Stop feeling like you want to change the person that you are and were created to be. Love yourself, no matter what.
This is something that has always been difficult for me. Even growing up in a loving home and always having close friends. Sometimes that can be stripped away from you and all you have is you. The journey of accepting myself is also about allowing God to lead me. Following Him with abandon, even if I don’t understand. I am precious to Him and so are you.
I will accept my flaws with open arms
I will accept my body, even at it’s very state
I will accept that I can’t control everything
I will accept that we are all different
I will accept that my journey isn’t over
Question: What is it that you truly accept about yourself?