Tag: joy

Merry Christmas

Good morning!

I wanted to take a few moments to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Remember, this time of year is about family, not food.  We have a tendency to look at food as the main part of our socializing, when the focus should be love, catching up on life with relatives we don’t see as often as we should and laughing. I love laughing, it’s such a great medicine!

Remember the tips I gave you from the Thanksgiving post:


  • Have a well macrobalanced breakfast and avoid snacking throughout the morning. There will be plenty when it’s meal time to eat.
  • Choose 3 of your favorites and make sure you have enough protein to balance out the carbohydrates
  • Do some exercising if you want to whenever you’d like during the day.
  • Remember that the carbohydrates to control are potatoes, rice, breads, desserts and alcohol. I would suggest, turkey, green beans, and potatoes – If you want the alcohol – nix the dessert……if you want the potatoes, then nix the alcohol or dessert. Pick one complex carbohydrate.
  • Take smaller bites – they big and small bites taste the same. The smaller bites will be better because you will eat less and have the same satisfaction.
  • The day after a holiday you’re usually dehydrated. You may think you’re hungry, but you’re dehydrated.  You should typically take in 8-14 glasses a day, but I would definitely go towards the 14 glasses when recovering from the holiday meal.
  • Exercise – run or walk 10 mins, then go lift some weights, then go bike for 10 mins, then go lift weights again or yoga – stretching is beneficial for activating the muscle metabolism.  This back and forth really aids in activating the muscles and keeps the heart rate working well.

With that said,


Best regards to you all!


Turn that frown upside down :o)

Today I was feeling pretty discouraged about myself and how a couple of things in my life are going. I was feeling that my self-worth was low and out of whack with the rest of the people around me. Well, your sense of self-worth and its impact on fulfilling our desires is a great one. I have so much to offer the world and want to help other lead a happy, healthy and productive life. Don’t you want those things for yourself? Of course you do, that’s why you are here reading this blog! However, when things aren’t going the way we had hoped they would go, discouragement can creep in and that’s when it’s time to take action and nip it in the bud before it gets deeper and rooted and leads to unhealthy behaviors like binging and self loathing.

So, I put on my big girl pants and decided to take the time to feel what I was feeling and realizing that it wasn’t a truth I was listening to, but a lie.  Your true self – your core consciousness, is divine. So, knowing what I know about the feelings………which I felt, I turned to look at myself honestly and see what “truth” is really me. I literally told myself that I am smart, loving, kind, caring, thoughtful, beautiful, powerful, important and a crown diamond! I manifested those things – Yes! I am those things and only you know your truth. Don’t listen to the self loathing lies of defeat and discouragement. It only leads to negativity and a feeling of being unfulfilled.

You are pure light, love, joy, and fulfillment. You deserve happiness and the fulfillment of your desires, because happiness and fulfillment are your essential nature. Just imagine that……do you see yourself this way? If not, please take the time to focus on these things and know you are here and special! You are important to the universe simply because you are here. You are needed, wanted and loved! If it weren’t for you, life wouldn’t be as happy, wonderful, exciting and moving in a forward progress.

Know and understand your worth. You attract what you feel within. I know that there are times that I have bad energies and thoughts like I did today, that’s why I kicked them to the curb fast. It’s so easy to turn to friends, family or social media for answers, but they reside from within because no one knows you better than yourself.

In today’s meditation, we will experience our inner selves and know our true worth. As our experience of our real self becomes stronger, so does our awareness that we are deserving of all that is good. You don’t have to do anything to be deserving – you already are deserving.


“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” ― Erich Fromm

**excerpts from Deepak Chopra

Flash Back Friday


Sometimes I think it’s good to look back at where you were to appreciate how far you’ve come when changing your life towards a positive direction. Too many people look to the future and don’t bask in the joy and victory of what they have accomplished. So celebrate how far you’ve come today.#healthytransformationnation #healthy #motivation #transform #transformation #happiness #instadaily #fitspiration #focus #determination #dedication #discipline #decision #photooftheday #excited #joy #victory

Here is a photo of my at a wedding on 8/19/11 and one taken yesterday 10/30/14

photo                 IMG_3235 photoshopped-2 Then 2011                                            Now 2014

I have come a long way and I am proud of the way I have changed the inward to the outward. Just losing weight isn’t enough – changing from within and appreciating who you are as a person is key!

Have a great Friday and have a safe Halloween!


Sunday Funday

I am sitting in my living room relaxing, on the computer and came across this photo and thought of you ladies:


I love the way she looks free, having fun, enjoying the moment, savoring it. That’s how I want to feel. Free, having fun and enjoying each moment – I wish it were possible all the time, but life and stressers that happen trigger things within us that can take away the good feelings we do have. The goal is to focus on the positive people,energies and situations around us that empower us!

I recently had to let go of a friend that is so negative, he can’t see his own hand in front of his face. That was a tough decision to make, but my overall health and well being are most important to me as I grow in my life. What situations do you see in your life that you need to change?  If you make the changes, how will you feel about them? Happier? Lighter? Peaceful?

Think about these things this week and have a happy Sunday Funday!



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