Faith Fitness and Laughter

Enough

Do you ever just have one of those days where the only thing running through your mind are the words, “you are not enough”?  When Friday’s are supposed to be filled with “weekend” thoughts, mine had negative ones.  If I could choose one struggle, having those types of thoughts would not be it.

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Why do we have them?

I mean, I am a believer in Christ and yet there are times I can look at myself and think, ‘’’you’re ugly”, “why do you even bother”, “you will never be thin enough”. 

Every time I think those thoughts, and let me tell ya there are a lot of them, I diminish one of my favorite passages in God’s Word.

 

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How reassuring from the creator of the entire world!!

 

And yet still we doubt.

 

Everyday He goes out before us and prepares every minuet detail and yet we don’t trust Him.

 

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We don’t have to start out days out by saying we aren’t good enough.  Jesus gave His life so that we don’t have to!  When cut ourselves down, we are telling God that Jesus wasn’t enough. 

 

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So this is my prayer for today….. for you and for myself. 

That we will live boldly the life that God has given us. 

That we will love boldly.

That we will walk confidently.

That we will know we are enough.

That we remember that Jesus made us the way we are.

How we are.

When we are.

Who we are.

 

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I hope you have a wonderful and amazing Saturday!

 

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Chocolate Pie, Best Friends and Imperfection

Well hello there!  How’s your week going so far?  It’s Wednesday but it’s been a long week so far. Working at a financial institution and it being the first of the month is always a busy week.   In fact, its kind of been a twilight zone week.   Everybody in the world received a paycheck this week.  Everybody.

My braces have also been bothering me this week.  Wearing braces as an adult is not really all that fun and I can’t wait to get them off however, I know I will love the results!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Sorry for being MIA but I wanted to have some down time with family and my best friend that flew in for the holiday. 

 

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I miss her!!

The first thing that we did was head to Starbucks and get some coffee and chatting in.

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So so good!  Peppermint Mocha please!

It was so amazing to see her and just do friend things.  I can’t wait to go see her in a few months!

 

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Her Grandma’s dog Bo.  He’s awesome. 

 

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Of course there were cookies involved.  Chocolate fudge cookies with chocolate chunks and peppermint bits.  Recipe coming soon!

 

I only took two pictures of out Thanksgiving eats but it was a really great relaxing day…

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My mom made a new pie recipe and it turned out really great! 

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My brother getting his plate all fixed up!

 

So I have started reading this new book. 

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Dove chocolate not included.

 

Reading:

I am really not a huge fan of “self-help” books and I wouldn’t even categorize this book in that field.  With that said, so far this is such a great book!  The author of this book touches on some things that I have always struggled with.

  • Imperfection
  • Love/relationships
  • Belonging
  • Being enough
  • Connection
  • Self-Compassion
  • Gratitude and Joy

Everyone is different and everyone deals with things differently but the one thing I believe that we all have in common is that we all want to be loved and to love.  We all want to feel connected to something or someone.  We all want to be shown compassion but we also want to give it. 

We all want to know that being our dorky selves is okay.  And it is. 

There is a difference between “fitting in” and actually “belonging”.

 

This is the author definition of Connection:

 

The energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.

 

This is also how she leads in with the introduction of the book:

Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness.  It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.  It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.

 

I really love that last one.

I believe that it’s important to our health to cultivate good relationships and self-worth.  It’s also important to be who we are and who Christ created us to be.  No one else.

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Piyo sweat!

 

I hope you have had a great day! 

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Bring it, Monday

Happy Monday to you!  I hope your day started off with something amazing and fantastic! 

I had a wonderful weekend with my mom and the kiddos.

 

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The order of stops:

  • JCP
  • Target
  • Kirkland’s
  • Wal-mart
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Home!

Our order at Chick-fil-A was nearly $30!!!  My mom looked at me and said, “they have $30 chicken???”  We order for two adults and two children and when the little lady handed me the bag, it was super heavy.  Of course they were very very busy so we just drove toward home.  My mom got to looking in the bag and realized that they charged us for six six-piece chicken nuggets instead of two.  No wonder!!  We did receive them so we just took them home and had the for a snack later.

 

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Later that night the kids and I watched Meleficent.  Have you seen that movie yet??

So good!!  I was a little concerned as to whether or not they would like it but they really did!

 

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Last night my lil man was super clingy.  He loves his human.  :)  Lately, he’s been getting under the cover and actually going to sleep curled up next to me.  He’s been through a lot with me!

 

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Kate, from Kate Moving Forward shared this on Facebook and it just happens to be one of my favorite passages.  What reassurance!  I mean I have to usually just take it day by day but when it comes right down to it, He has it all worked out.  And He loves us so very much. 

 

Workout:

This morning I got up at 4:30 and couldn’t wait to get my workout in!  Hey…..I’ll take it as it comes.  Most mornings I have to drag myself out of bed to get going.  I did my Piyo, which I love, and it felt great!

I love the way that it makes me feel after the workout is complete.  If you haven’t heard of it, you really must check it out!

 

Welp, got to run!  I hope you had a great day!!

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Hugs and Love

Well good morning!  I don’t know where you are but the weather here in Arkansas has been amazing the last few days.  I am hoping to get out and enjoy some of this amazing weather!

I am supposed to meet up with a friend today to go see a movie, check out Whole Foods and then get some coffee. 

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My favorite place!!

If our plans don’t work out, then I will probably will go anyway!

 

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I love this picture.  Mainly because I really do hope for this.  I know that it exists.  It has to. 

I am off to work out and shower!  Have a wonderful day!

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Hi, Hey and Hello

Well hello there!  Long time no post!   I am typing from my new laptop!  :)   It’s been a long time since I last posted and so much has happened since then but mainly just life.  Work is still work and is busier than ever.  I have been on vacation this past week!  Nothing really exciting going on but I did go see my parents who live somewhere else part time.  Very low key where they live, which was something I was looking forward to.  It did rain the first three days that I was there but I didn’t mind it at all.  It gave me a chance to rest. 

What I didn’t like was the fact that I didn’t work out at all.  None.  Zero.  Lol….  I am home now and excited to get back into a routine of eating healthy and working out.  Something I love!

 

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My dad and I did stand in line to go see Ricky Skaggs Saturday night!  If you are from the south, you know who he is!  Bluegrass! 

 

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Isn’t she beautiful!?!  Her name is Lizzie and she was just the cutest thing! 

 

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Coffee was a necessity🙂

 

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I spent a lot of time reading Lysa TerKeurst’s book Unglued.  Such a great book!

 

Name change:

One of the things that I am thinking about doing is changing my blog name.  Not that I won’t include my faith, fitness and hopefully laughter, I just feel like a change is necessary. 

 

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This was taken on when we celebrated my nieces birthday 🙂

 

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If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know when I say…. My hair is finally getting some good length on it! 🙂

 

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This is at my high school reunion last July.  Short hair! 

 

Alrighty…. I am going to be playing on my new computer so I’ll see you guys later🙂

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