A weekend well spent brings a heart that’s content! 💗 The past two days were just what my body + mind needed. Rest. Recovery and time spent with my husband and his family!
Throughout this journey I’ve not only learned how to take care of myself by developing healthy fitness + nutrition habits, but I’ve learned what it means to fill up my cup, take care of my personal needs and what self-care truly means to me!
It means slowing down.
It means unplugging.
It means resting and relaxing.
It means spending time with loved ones.
And it means being in the moment fully alive and fully aware! 🙌🏻
My cup is full. My heart is full and I am ready for an amazing week that lies ahead! I hope you all are starting your week with a full cup and heart as well! 💕☕️
In fitness, the principle of overload refers to increasing load or resistance on the body, providing a greater stress than we’re normally accustomed to. By overloading our bodies and training them to press in to discomfort, we increase our fitness.
We all want to feel safe and secure. We want to live comfortable lives, free from stress and uncertainty. But real Kingdom work very rarely takes place inside of our comfort zones.
When we feel overloaded by life, pressed down and stressed beyond what we can bear, we can rest assured that in those desolate and barren seasons, God is increasing our ‘fitness’ so that we can make His glory known.
That’s why we train our bodies. We get to use these earthly vessels to love and serve others and to walk into the hard and holy places the Lord calls us to. We train beyond what feels comfortable, not ultimately for six-pack abs or tank top shoulders, but because we want to prepare ourselves—heart, soul, mind and spirit—to boldly follow the Lord into any season He calls us to.
And as we train, we get to fix our hope on Christ, because we know that as we trust him in the tension, His promise of immeasurably more is beyond what we could ever ask or imagine.
“One thing I’ve learned moving here to NY, I was pretty confident in how things were going to be. And it has not been the way I anticipated.
I anticipated having to find my place in ministry, but God really has put me in a place where He wants me to just contemplate Him. He wants me to learn who He really is and learn to give the glory to Him. And then when He uses me at the right time, I can’t claim it for myself.
No matter what I do, it is God who works in us. We need to empty of ourselves daily, so that we remember that God is God. When we realize how little we really are, then we can give the glory to Him that He really deserves.”
Think back on a time when life didn’t turn out as you anticipated, maybe just last week? What is one thing you learned about God during that time? Today, let’s encourage each other by speaking truth about His character.
Spool I've been super quiet on the SW front. Took a right step back and re evaluated everything! I'm super happy with my choice of where I'm going moving forward. I've joined a new gym and got a new PT who is amazing and super motivating. I'm going to the gym when I can aiming to do at least 3 sessions a week plus 1-2 PT sessions. Due to this I'm taking a step back from SW as such and going to give my fitness pal a try and see how that goes. I may return to SW if I don't manage but for the minute I want to just focus on the gym then dieting can come with time! #myfitnesspal#weightlossjourney#swinstagram#womanonamission
#mondays thoughts 💞
‘As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move’ 🚣♂️
Changes in your life must come from you, if you want something go for it, don’t let fear hold you back as life is far too short 💪
I will say I was like a duck 🦆 to water 💦 on this canoe, but I did have the best teacher @slater4321
HOW BIG ARE YOUR PROBLEMS??
Do you ever find yourself obsessing over the small things in your life/career/business?
We get so sucked in and then STUCK on minor details that are pretty trivial in the grand scheme of things.
@danielpriestley gave me some very thought provoking advice last week: step back and assess your problem on a bigger, wider scale.
When we do this, we feel:
😍 Motivated to impact positive change
🤩 Inspired to conquer the world (or at least the spreadsheet. Sorry, a little dramatic)
😎 Calm. Ready to tackle the problem rationally and creatively
😫 I literally have no idea where to start
🤦🏼♀️ I can't do this, it's just too complicated
🙄 I give up.. and it's only 10am on Monday
So, think BIG. Think BOLD. Think AMBITIOUS. Tackle the project on a grand scale and you'll achieve grand results 💪🏼
Thank you to @karenhermanwright for the BIG pic 📸 🤩
Can you say motherfucking success.?! 8 bolts of fabric, made into 4 huge sheets, 4 fabrics across and as lonnnng as the fabric was, the red strips and red floral were 2 separate pieces and everything was built based on those. But like I'm guessing 40 yards long, and yeah .. 8 fabrics. I had one done just one as a sample the other day but got to it this afternoon and busted it all out. They will be on the way to burning man by Tuesday. Then I went to the grocery store(on a mf Sunday impressive!) annnnd then came home and cooked myself dinner. Pork loin, baked potatoes, and my favorite (damn near candy!) Carrots cooked in butter and brown sugar. I used to often, and still do, repeat to myself over and over again "I am strong, I am capable, I am motivated, I am beautiful". I think the shift in thinking is really starting to take hold. It may look like a simple meal at glance, but it's leaps and bounds for me. #irockedthekazbah#somuchsewing#growth#onwardandupward#successfulsunday#womanonamission
Making steps towards something that made me question my current situation. 🙌🙌
Last week I questioned whether or not I could do it, I wondered what would happen if I went for it & I wondered if it would even work out.
But today I thought some more about it and thought differently👌
I totally can do it, I'm more than capable to do what is being asked of me. Who gives a shit what happens, at the end of the day I'm not sitting back wondering "what if". Life is for living, not sitting on the sidelines watching other people do what you want to do. And this time will be different because I'll have people having my back pushing me further and further towards it, encouraging me to do better.
Do what scares you because that is growth. That is striving for what your soul wants. That's living✨
Sunday Funday?!?? Not today. The Hustle is real. No rest for the Workaholics or for those building their Empire. A possible broken heel bone but sittin here & STILL Workin just bearing through the pain. Wishing all my Followers, friends, family & yesss Fangelas from @pushgirlstribe an EXTRAORDINARY POWERFUL DAY! Make the choice to be brilliant and strong! #WomanonaMission •
Initial "A" Necklace @swarovski
Skull necklace @amazon
"My purpose is more important than other's opinions" 🔥🔥I Love 👆 because it is 100% truth!
So🔥up about what is happening right now...so very grateful for the lives I have been able to impact and the countless lives I WILL have an opportunity to impact🕉️👊💥 The 7 gifts of joining my business!
1.) freedom to wake up each day with YOUR plan.
2.) the ability to change your future of generations to come.
3.) A chance everyday to help someone get something they want or need.
4.) The ability to have fun at work - all the time.
5.) the ability to eat your overhead!
6.) the ability to work around your family + interests.
7.) A chance to earn extra income on your time, not someone else’s.
#WhileWaitingforthePromise : We can easily become discouraged when what we’ve prayed for still isn’t answered yet. Similarly, our emotions can be all over the place especially when what we’ve been praying for manifest for someone else...yet we are still waiting. We begin to doubt, some become bitter, and others may just call it quits and take matter into their own hands. Sound familiar? Trust me I’ve been there and have been there recently. However, I’m reminded that Romans 2:11 tells us God shows no favoritism. Therefore,His promises still apply to you too! Friend He remembers what He promised you. However, it’s time to do your part in preparing for it. It’s one thing to receive it but it’s another thing knowing how to keep the promise. What seed have you planted in your waiting? At times it can be difficult, however, be encouraged trusting that God didn’t forget about you. #alinejmilfort
Lesson 1 in my 7 Days to Mastering Your Self workbook is on developing a growth-mindset and learning how to motivate yourself! Get access to this free book today and get your step-by-step guide to loving, accepting and respecting yourself and your growth!
To all the students starting classes, peace. 📚✏️The Lord is with you. He knows what He is doing in and through your life, and no “F” on an exam or late paper or straight A’s or perfect GPA can thwart or win for you what you really need and already have: the love of Christ. I pray you know you have nothing left to earn.
To all the moms sending their littles to school tomorrow, maybe for the first time, peace. 🎒The Lord has His hand on their lives. They will learn good things and grow like weeds. Because of the Jesus-love you’ve shown them, they will carry that love like a contagion, spreading the Truth you’ve spoken, witnesses to the Light of the world. They will speak gospel to their new friends, most of whom know nothing of the love of Jesus. I pray they are Holy-Spirit spreaders and Good-News carriers, now and always.
To those waking up tomorrow to head to work, peace. 🗄🗓Your work matters because God is glorified in a job well done, in sweat and creation, in excellence and duty threaded with delight. We are not bound for a body-less work-less existence, but bound for a King and a Kingdom who is redeeming this whole glorious world and the work along with it. Soon He will have us working without thorns and thistles in a New City where He is the Overseer of every good work. His eye is on you as you work hard for His glory: at your desk, at your work site, in your meeting, at the changing table, making calls. Take heart.
To all of those who are in an in-between place, or a wilderness place, or a sunny place, peace. ☔️☀️The Lord will never leave you to forsake you. He knows every nook and cranny of your heart. He shines His light in you to shine it through you. The temptation is to look down, to navel gaze through your days. But this is your one wild life, so look up. Look out! You aren’t here for you. There are so many people to love. There is King Jesus to worship and to live for: Christ in you, the hope of glory. Is there anything more beautiful than knowing Who made you and what you were made for? I don’t think there is. So let’s go live it out. Okay? He goes before us. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Slow Sunday vibes around here today ✨
Listening to some worship music while I get a little work done this afternoon + prep for the week ahead.
What do your Sundays normally look like? Do you take some time to get organized for the week?
(Sunday Meal Preps)
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