I’m very guilty of losing myself in the hustle and bustle of the busyness of life and not PAUSING to spend time with God. When that happens, the devil continues to throw things at us to tear us down and make us think we have strayed too far or that we don’t have time to take that extra 5 minutes in His word. THEY ARE ALL LIES my friend!!! Isn’t that reassuring!?
As I was digging into my bible study this morning, this page on “The Enemy’s Strategies” stuck out to me and I wanted to share with you guys. I would encourage you to carefully read over these and evaluate what may be going on in your life right now. The devil is always plotting to deceive us and keep us from doing the work of the Lord. As you are reading over the ways the devil strategically tries to attack us, pray that God will reveal specific areas in your life RIGHT NOW that the devil is attacking you. Many times we focus our energy, anger, and frustrations in all the wrong areas thinking a specific person or situation is the problem. Those things are NOT THE REAL ENEMY. We need to suit up and be ready to fight the attacks of the real enemy!
The enemy may be invisible but he is not fictional.
Can I get an AMEN!? So many of us... especially as women, mamas, wives, entrepreneurs, etc... we compare ourselves to others constantly throughout the day. Thinking someone else has it all together. Assuming they never have struggles. Wishing we could live their life.
✋🏻Stop it sister!!!
If you could only realize the blessing that have been and will be hand-crafted for YOUR life... you would want to live our your own story to the fullest!
So take a minute. Pause. Take a deep breath. Put those sassy pants on if you need to... and embrace YOUR unique journey and celebrate all the mountains you have already climbed and KNOW that you have the strength and support to conquer the ones ahead!
I’m always here to help you climb those mountains if you need me!💕
God’s Word tells us there is “a time to laugh.” In fact, His word declares, “let our mouth be filled with laughter and shouts of joy, that others might say the Lord has done a great thing for us!” Join us as we make time to laugh together! #sisterstrong
👉🏻My clothes don’t have to match.
👉🏻I don’t have to leave my house.
👉🏻I don’t get to use the weather as an excuse.
👉🏻I don’t have to worry about a monthly membership or contracts.
👉🏻I get to dance around and sing without worrying about getting funny looks.
👉🏻I can get a major sweat on in 30 minutes and my workout is done!
These are all reasons why I LOVE working out from the convenient location of my upstairs bonus room. I stream all my workouts from my virtual gym where I have access to HUNDREDS of programs from beginner workouts to more advanced ones! I love the advantage of being able to change up my program with just a click as I get stronger and ready to take on more of a challenge! It takes out all the guessing games when I have a super trainer that has already put together the workouts and a meal plan to follow! I’m all for not having to think when it comes to my fitness... I just have to press ▶️!
If you want to know more about my virtual gym or take advantage of a free trial, shoot me a message! 💌
An old cut off college t-shirt (go Monarchs) and 15-year old zebra soffe shorts..are not required!😂#RunwayReady#MUIsHome#FitnessCoach#BodyBuiltInABonusRoom
Yep... this is real life.
I know I’ve said this before, and I do still realize I need to get better at taking progress pictures and measurements to have along my journey! I frequently share my sweaty workout pictures but I’m going to be try to get real and vulnerable again and share these before and after pictures-yep, dirty mirrors, no makeup, mug shot face and all!! 🤭😳 (and yes it’s possible that I stood on the shower ledge for a little height 😅🤫)
Over the past 2 weeks I’ve been pretty bloated and found myself wanting all the snacks and sweets! Anyone else been there and done that?! 🙋🏼♀️I knew I had to get myself in check before the scale continued to creep back up, and I’ve always found success with a 3 day “quick fix” meal plan that I have in my toolbox of resources! As we all KNOW.. there is never a “quick fix” to a sustainable lifestyle of losing weight and getting healthy, however, this is just a 3 day meal plan that honestly helps detox from sugars and salts and gets rid of that bloat! Oh, and you do eat every 2 hours I might add... LOL
So, over the past 3 days, I did a modified version of this plan and I’m still pleased with the results! It has honestly always been a great way for me to get myself back in control if I felt like I needed it!
I won’t tell you how long it’s taken me to put this together and post it..and that’s perfectly okay! Everyone has insecurities (yes, us coaches too) no matter how long they have been on a their own journey or what size they are. I’m embracing who I am and who I’m becoming and stepping outside my comfort zone... and I hope you will too! 💕
I am working on putting together a FREE 3-day group where I would give you this exact meal plan to follow...which of course takes away all the guessing games!
Do I have any FB friends that would be interested in doing this with me? Let me know what you think! I would love to help you feel less bloated and back in control too!
If you are in depths of hell from abuse please hear me. Your life can be different. It can be beautiful. Reach out to this Sister Strong page, a therapist, or someone you trust. You have so much more power than you know. You deserve every good thing my sister!
To me, family is literally everything. No matter how near or far, my sisters and I will always have an unbreakable bond! For Tabitha’s (my older sister) special day, we decided to wear our sister rings to show that although she’s changing her last name, our relationship will still stay strong! I love you both to the moon, stars, and back💓
Yes. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!
While having quiet time this morning, the first paragraph of the devotion in my bible hit me and made my heart so sad!
It hurts my heart to think about someone not feeling beautiful in their own skin.
Yes, I’ve been there and was there for MANY years... but being surrounded by a group of women that continue to build you up and share encouragement and motivation with you daily, it’s easy to forget that so many beautiful souls still feel that they are not worthy and not beautiful! 💕
Im here to tell you that you ARE SISTER!!!
You have a true beauty that is unique and hand picked by your Creator Himself!
Don’t Forget That!!! 😘
The month of October is super special for me. It is the month that I can share everything PINK because of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wear pink and show your support for the CURE!!!! #sisterstrong#breastcancerawareness#cancersucks
Showing support for the amazingly strong women like my sister who have or are battling breast cancer. Everything pink for the entire month of October.
Holiday Splurges and STILL LOSING WEIGHT.....🎪🎄🍂🎃
For those of you that know me, y’all know I love baking for the Holidays... I love to fry some cornbread for Thanksgiving... and I sure love to have a Fun Fair Food Day!! Anyone else?! 🙋🏼♀️
How freeing would it be to have someone teach you how to enjoy the Holiday season, have some splurges (State Fair, Thanksgiving, Christmas) and STILL lose weight?!
Most people wait until January to make their health a priority, thinking they won’t be able to enjoy the celebrations and treats if they go on a “diet” now.
🚫No “diets” here my friend!🚫
That’s why I am so excited to teach you how to make these last 90 Days the most powerful and successful 3 months you’ve had all year, while still enjoying the parties and gatherings!
Remember, there are MANY days in between each holiday/celebration. That’s when we focus hard so that we don’t feel guilty when we do have a treat.
It’s important to understand that a healthy lifestyle does not mean deprivation! It’s about freedom and balance!
You won’t need stretchy pants this year- you’ll need SMALLER PANTS! 👊🏻💪🏻🎉
I will only be taking 7️⃣ people for this group! I want to be able to work closely with those wanting to navigate the holidays and enjoy those anticipated splurges, without any guilt...while still achieving those weight loss goals!
💌Message me and I’ll give you the details! What I will be offering to you in this group is every product and tool that I have used to change my health and life! What a freeing lifestyle!
Sept. 28-Sept. 30
When memories pop up from 6/7 years ago, it sure makes you reflect and see how far you’ve come!
That girl on the left...
She would never go in public without makeup. She always talked down about herself. She got into a drinking phase. She binged on food a lot. She had no healthy balance of weight loss and gain. She could easily put on 10lbs one month and lose 15lbs the next-Neither were healthy ways of doing it! She wished she would have learned to treat her body like the temple it was earlier on.
That girl on the right...
Has learned to not care what others think about her, because it’s none of her business! She has learned the importance of positive self talk, and has had a major shift in mindset! She posts sweaty selfies with no make up, looking like a hot mess. She doesn’t count calories, but instead focuses on eating cleaner and feeling her best. Oh, she still loves her carbs and her desserts... she just tries to track them better and not let them occur in unhealthy binges, or in the middle of the night after having an evening of drinking. Nothing good comes from that! And she is learning that feeling strong and empowered is so much more rewarding than trying to get the lowest number on the scale!
This girl is just trying to put herself out there and tell her story in hopes of showing someone else they too have the strength to make a change and to work on their best self! This girl is also here to help you find the tools and resources that can help you break those chains that are holding you back! That can look different for everyone!
She’s just a message away!
SEX IS GREAT AND ALL, BUT HAVE YOU EVER...
Maslow's hierarchy of needs nunjukkin bahwa sex sederajat dengan kebutuhan fisiologi utama lainnya seperti sandang, pangan, papan.
Dalam teori Freud 'id, ego, superego', dikatakan bahwa sexual desire manusia itu masuk dalam id--naluri primitif dan insting alami manusia.
Jadi sebagai manusia, sex adalah sesuatu yang naluriah dan alami. Tapi semuanya berubah sejak negara api menyerang--no, but for real semuanya berubah sejak agama dan norma masuk dalam kehidupan sosial. Kita sebagai manusia akhirnya membentuk norma, dan aturan baru hingga akhirnya sex yang tadinya suatu hal yang alami akhirnya dianggap amoral.
Tapi terlepas dari itu semua, menurut gue sebenernyanya seenak-enaknya masturbasi, orgasme, sex, ataupun threesome, tetep gak ada yang bisa ngalahin nikmatnya Indomie rebus Soto Ayam yang dimakan ketika ujan-ujan. AIIHHHH MAKJAAANGGG ENDEUUUSSS KALI BAH! Tambah telor setengah mateng lebih muanteeepp!
Menurut lo, apa yang lebih enak ketimbang sex?
Let me give you permission to show off those muscles! It’s okay to be proud of what you’ve been working hard for! No, not every day is perfect! No, not every day do you want to push play! But you don’t quit.. and you try! That’s the most important thing!
Never forget, I’m just a message away if you are ready to make that change and start fighting for yourself too!! You deserve it! 😘
Happy Monday Morning my friends!! I hope everyone has an awesome day and that we all pause to find our blessings and express our gratitude when we find our day getting crazy! Be a blessing to someone else today with just a simple smile! 😁💕 You have no idea what they may be going through!
I may or may not have an obsession with peanut butter and almond butter! When there is even a chance of running low, I have to stock back up! Lol Anyone else out there?! 🙋🏼♀️
These are my favorite go to brands that don’t have all the added ingredients, salts and sugars!
Okay you guys... I did something out of my comfort zone and pressed record during some of my workout this morning, and I even shared on my stories! Talk about putting myself out there 😳!
It’s always been my mission to help others build that belief and self love! It doesn’t always come easy and it sure is not always pretty! Sometimes you have to embrace the hard and press on!
So I want to encourage you to do something today that will invest in your health! Take a walk, press play on your workout, eat one healthier meal, drink more water... do something!
You’ve got this! If you need a cheerleader, I’m always willing to give you an extra push and coach you on your health and fitness journey! Just reach out and we can work on a plan just for you! 💌
I’ve seen this quote floating around over the past couple of weeks, and each time I see it, I can’t help but passionately slam my finger on that insta-heart. Growing up, I was fooled into believing that another girl’s success meant my failure. Somehow, in the whirlwind of adolescence, I got it in my head that another girl’s taken opportunity meant one less opportunity for me out there in the world. If only I could go back and talk to my 16 year old self! Shoot, if only I could go back and talk to myself even just last year!! I could have prevented so much heartache, buckets of tears, and mouthfuls of petty gossip.
If I’ve learned nothing else from this past year of moving to a new city, starting a new job, launching my Noonday business, and generally trying to survive adulting, I have certainly learned this: Women need each other. We are uniquely made in the image of God. — As Stasi Eldredge describes it in her book Captivating, “She is the crescendo, the final, astonishing work of God. Woman.” — We are a sisterhood. All different, yet the same. We need to look out for one another. Care for one another. Cheer one another on! — Your success is not my failure, and vice versa. Nothing I say, do or accomplish can ever diminish your value as a human, a woman, a beloved creation.
I am grateful for the women in my life who have straightened my crown without saying a word. It is my hope and aspiration to do the same for others. — Tag the ladies who have celebrated you, supported you, and straightened your crown!
I told my sister I would shave my head for her when she started to lose her hair....she told me I didn’t have to. This is the longest my hair has been since I was 15. I told her I wouldn’t shave it all....but I was going to shave a piece for her. #sisterstrong#jessicasjourney#aml#cancersucks
Day 3 of #DontEatAllTheHurricaneSnacks is in the books! Yet again we have been beyond blessed with another day of keeping our power and not having to go without electricity or water.
Later this afternoon I needed to occupy myself from food and get out of the kitchen, so I went upstairs and got an extra workout in even though it was a scheduled rest day! I needed it!
For dinner... my sister came through with bringing over a pot of ground turkey vegetable soup. Oh my goodness... amazing!! I have to report that the PB and Honey cookies are gone as of tonight. Thank goodness I made them into smaller sized cookies! So technically I guess all of THAT hurricane snack did get eaten! 🤷🏼♀️ I can’t guarantee that more will not be made tomorrow! #CleanerBaking#BetterBads
Day 2 of #DontEatAllTheHurricaneSnacks was another success! This evening I decided to do a quick baking project! They were pretty yummy and a hit with the family! We will see what may be on the agenda for tomorrow... perhaps more cleaner baking options?! I may have to go borrow honey and vanilla from neighbors lol I thought I had more 😩
If you make these cookies tomorrow, let me know how you like them!
Goodnight everyone! ❤️
Today we celebrate the birthday of one of my favorite girls; my little sister Zulema. There’s been so many things we have lived together ; good and bad and no matter how different we are, literally like water and oil 😂 we have learned to love each other just that way. One thing for sure is that no matter how I hated to have a baby sister as a child , as I grew older those feelings changed and I’m thankful my parents gave me a little sister who has kept me quite entertained over the years and I wouldn’t want it any other way! Wishing her many blessing and joy for many more years to come! Love you ❤️ so much ! #SheWasAHeadache#ShesSoMuchBetter#StillLoveHer#SisterLove#SisterStrong#HappyBirthday
Sometimes you just have to be creative when the internet isn’t working! The screen may have been hard to see, but I could still listen! No excuses here! I may not be able to control the weather, but it makes me feel good to be able to control my health! Got my sweat on and man did it feel good! And a delicious brunch to refuel my body after! 😋
Day 1 of #DontEatAllTheHurricaneSnacks was a success! Y’all, I’m sure some you you can relate... but I’m an emotional eater-When I’m stressed, happy, sad, bored, mad, excited, all of the above!
So, of course I knew being stuck in the house for the next few days with lots of food and time on my hands would be a challenge. But I’m excited to say I am going to bed feeling proud of myself and in control! Man that feels so good! Y’all may get aggravated with my posts, but it helps me stay accountable and I’m going to make it a point to not feel brain fogged and miserable after this storm is over because of all the extra food I eat! Bring on Day 2!
Praying for safety and protection over us all! ❤️