I think this is adorable and poignant. Live! Grow! Be in the moment! I try to thank God for the gift of another day every morning I wake up. Moments are precious, life is precious. Live. Repost from @noobeetv #vivre#liveforthemoments#lifeisprecious
Finally got in an awesome workout today. It’s been tough lately and it’s so easy to let all the excuses take you away from your goals. The problems we have- they will still be there whether we workout or not. So I’m just going to push through. #keepmovingforward
SO I’VE DECIDED...
That’s actually how I start a lot of sentences🤓But really tho... I lost over 40lbs this summer by eating healthy and exercising (*important detail* I never once counted a calorie because who has time for that) and physically felt aaaaaamazing. It’s a feeling I can’t describe. AND, I am currently 51lbs down.
For the past month and a half-ish I haven’t been not trying but I haven’t really been trying trying (ya still following along? k good). SO I’VE DECIDED... I have a goal to be as dedicated as possible to my health and fitness for the next 90 days. Just to prove to myself that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. I whole-heartedly believe living a healthy lifestyle is, just that, a lifestyle... in all aspects of your life. For the next 90 days I’m going to share my habits and hopes and thoughts with the intention of inspiring someone else to start whatever it is that they’ve put off doing because they didn’t think they could. Look at me, this is possible. You can do it! I can do it!
So join me on PHASE 2 OF WORLD DOMINA... I mean... PHASE 2 OF A LITTLE GINGER BECOMING LITTLE-R. First order of business: Come up with a better tag-line! 😂
Tried to post earlier but technology🙄 and then I was on the go🚗 go 🏃🏾♀️ go💻.
Flashback Friday! This was my second round of transformation. I had broke my toe playing with the kids and literally just got back on the fitness bandwagon after my loss. No physical activity, doctor’s orders and heck it was too painful. I could’ve figured something out...
But, I was doing more of having a pity party and focused on what I couldn’t do than what I could. So, with poor eating choices and lack of exercise the weight was packing on. Yeah I felt like a complete failure, fraud and disappointment to others I’d inspired with my previous successful journey. The first one was a roller coaster of challenges but this one was a bit different. I’d did it before, but why was it so hard to do it again😩.
After returning from a Coaches Summit (feeling at the time like I didn’t deserve to be there), I got back home, got outta my way and went back to the basics. It was a new program coming out and I looked at it as my new opportunity the 2.5 Candace. Getting over the lost of my dad, getting over an injury and shutting that negative voice up along with my accountability group making sure I showed up everyday (remember the teacher was once a student- once a teacher/ but always a student).
Fast forward, Ima pushing. May have my challenges 🤷🏾♀️ hey that’s life but I remember when I allowed that negative voice to take over... I won’t let that happen again. I Got Me! I Got YOU! And You Got Me!! Let’s Prove It Together!!💪🏾
The only time you should look back, is to see how far you've come. .
This picture on the left is me, this day 5 years in 2013 and the one on right me today, 2018.
I don't know why or what the light bulb moment was that made me finally stop making excuses and start taking back control of my health and fitness but one things for sure I'm not going back to that picture on the left. I've realised it's not about the quick fix, it's about the sum of small efforts repeats day in and day out, having a balance and doing it for you and nobody else. Motivation gets you started. HABIT and a great trainer is what keeps you going. 🙌🏼🏋🏼♀️💕
Thank you @liftdublin7 and @shaunafitz15 for showing me that it was possible 💕🙌🏼🏋🏼♀️
THE ZEN OF FOG
This morning the beach was misty, the fog wrapping everything under its dense cloak. I used to complain about San Francisco’s on and off fog, until my friend @amabileawesome told me she loves its magic, and called it @karlthefog.
As I ran I could barely see a few feet ahead of me. The ocean is the only constant, I thought. It seems to always sound the same, in its constant coming and going, as it breathes and contracts, and as it breathes out and expands. I thought about the sun, always somewhere out there in its usual spot, sometimes obscured by the thick curtain of fog, probably smiling at my lack of patience.
The magic of fog has grown on me. I gradually accepted it and fell in love with it. Its mist is soothing, it’s presence encourages appreciation of gray, of quiet introspection, of solitary time.
Running in the thick morning fog forced me to pay attention to my feet, to the flying birds I could see within only a few feet around me. The sun is out there I thought, but this feels good too.
The fog reminded me of the dark times that had temporarily enveloped me under their thick blanket a few times before. I’ve since deeply accepted them also. Eventually, as I had expected, the fog thinned, the sun shined right through, and the wet sand reflected it like a crystal mirror.
Somewhere in the midst of our pain and suffering, after perhaps getting passed the point of being angry at the injustice of it all, there is a subtle invitation to absorb it and accept it and learn from it. A powerful question to ask yourself when you’re in the fog of suffering is - What is can I learn from it? What is this here to teach me? What parts of this pain can I turn into creative energy that can propel me in directions I would have never conceived otherwise?
I love this quote from the beautiful book How to be Here by @realrobbell - “How we respond to what happens to us - especially the excruciating things that we never wanted and we have no control over - is a creative act.” _
Happy Friday everyone!
As women on a mission, it's our job to live devoted to our heavenly Father so that we can experience all He has for us.
So go on, sister, and confidently sit at the feet of Jesus. You're His Beloved. if your primary source isn't the Holy Spirit, you'll find yourself on a hamster wheel—exhausted without getting anywhere. He is your source. Acknowledging this simple truth will shift how you look at being confident. Wait patiently on the Lord. He'll guide you and give you everything you need to become who He designed you to be. #godismysourceofstrength#godismystrength#livingwithgod#jesuschrist#youcanbedopeandbewithgod#womanonamission#devotedtolivinghappy
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Happiness. In the dictionary: pleasure, contentment, satisfaction, cheerfulness, merriment, Joy, well-being, elation AND so much more. These peeps right here are all of those to me AND so much more.
There are a lot of new faces out here, so I thought I would say HEYO and tell you a little about me (us). My name is Jamie and I live in Olathe, KS with my main squeeze, 2 kiddos and our pup Willow. We love game nights, traveling and just being together. I would categorize us as “homebodies” but that’s not a bad thing 😅. I would also say we are a bunch of hard working peeps, so that’s probably why we enjoy our time in and being together when we can.
We are into soccer and running right now with the kids which we are not mad about one bit because this time we have with them is sooooo short. I sling oils and if you aren’t on our wellness journey with us I am not sure what’s stopping you ☺️. There is room at the table for you and the door is wide open. It has been a game changer for our fam.
I’d love to meet you! Tell me where you live and what you will be doing this weekend! I’ll start 👉🏻 2 soccer games, 2 photo shoots and a cross country meet. Church on Sunday and Pop’s Birthday dinner Sat eve 🙌🏻!
My big, bold-a** statement that I stand behind is that when your life is in balance, you don’t need to be on a diet, you don’t need to count calories and you don’t need to excessively exercise. Your life isn’t just about a diet, it’s about the lifestyle you create for yourself.
This week I renewed my love affair with working out in the pool.
I'm loving it!
When you're over weight your body often aches, whether it not you exercise. Then when you start working out you discover new aches and pains - but they're different.
I call it the 'body wakeup' Those muscles that have been dormant too long soon realize they need to wake up and do their thing.
It's those changes I'm looking forward to.
(5month transformation!) Stay disciplined with your meal preps. Work hard in the gym. Trust the process and results are inevitable. There is nothing more beautiful and exciting watching a #FitMom on a mission. Keep up the amazing work! Watch out for this future aspiring NPC competitor. We are building monSTARS at the @fitx_training_studio_millville. Let’s GROW! #FITx#GOTTAGROW#PersonalTrainers#NPC#Lifestyle#WomanOnAMission#MissGasolinaa#WhosNEXT
So excited @blackishabc is back, and @anthonyanderson’s sweater game is strong in the new episode so I’ve almost forgotten my unresolved emotions leftover from the end of last season, which don’t get addressed at all. But thanks Anthony, for at least giving me the heads up so I could prepare myself for this 😂 I’m just happy there’s no divorce ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #Blackish
MEET LAURA // (Severe trigger warning!) ⠀
Laura (not her real name) was born in Romania. 3 days after her birth, her mother left her and she was put in an orphanage. When she was 9, her parents came to the orphanage to take her back.⠀
Her family soon became very abusive. When she was 15, she ran away from home. After one week, the police found her and took her back. She didn’t say anything to the police about what was going on at home because she was afraid of them. One day after she returned, her father tried to rape her. He was drunk, so she managed to push him away. ⠀
After this incident, her family became more abusive. So she tried to kill herself, but they found her and took her to the hospital. When she was 16, her family sold her to a man who abused her for 7 years. Eventually, she threatened to tell the police about her situation and she got sent away. She started living on the streets. One day a man approached her, raped her, and she became pregnant. She was forcefully brought by him and other traffickers to Greece. They forced her into prostitution until she was 5 months pregnant.⠀
Laura was able to trick her traffickers and escape. The police took her to a shelter of a nonprofit organization where they took care of her and investigated her pregnancy. She lived in that shelter for 8 months, where she gave birth to a baby that she gave up for adoption. ⠀
From there, this nonprofit organization sent her to a center in Romania where she lived for over a year. After she finished that program, she became homeless again because she had no education or employable skills to find a job.⠀
While Laura was living on the streets, she was trafficked once again. Her leg got hurt and she used it as a reason to get to a hospital where she was rescued again. She arrived at Community House Damaris.⠀
At Damaris House, the goal is for Laura to heal and grow through community activities and learn employable skills so she will be equipped to live a better future. ⠀
Until October 29th, 25% of every single purchase on our website will fund the action of buying the equipment and tools that are needed for a safe house — to train and equip survivors.
Discipline is a powerful MF. And the beauty about it is it’s developed over time when you continuously put it into practice. Hustling on minimal sleep but still got up and got sh*t done 💪🏽
How are you choosing to show up today?
Fun, laughter and family are some of my most important values.
What are the highest values in your life?
When you get clear on your highest values and live them each day, your vibration will improve and you’ll be on your way to living a healthier and happier life.
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Als ondernemer of organisatie - voortrekker ben jij een leider. Zowel naar anderen als jezelf. Jesaja beschrijft het in zijn gelijknamige boek (Jesaja 32, de bijbel) wat goede leiders zijn:
Ze zijn als beschutting tegen de wind, een schuilplaats tegen regen, een koele schaduw in de zon, en als waterstromen in de woestijn.
Dat klinkt mij als muziek in de oren, zo een leider wil ik ook zijn! Wat jij?! En wat doen die leiders dan dat ze zo'n fijne impact hebben? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Volgens Jesaja zijn deze leiders mensen die rechtvaardig zijn, die degenen die monddood (gemaakt) zijn helpen spreken, en onbezonnen mensen (de 'clueless' en naiveling) inzicht geven. Ze zetten zich in voor wat goed, waar, zuiver en van grote waarde is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tegelijkertijd spreekt zo een leider 'waarheid tegen bullshit' (zoals Brené Brown het zou noemen, zie 'braving the wilderness'): dwaasheid wordt niet langer wijsheid genoemd en bedriegers worden ontmanteld.
Een flinke uitdaging! Een goede leider zijn is geen eitje. Het betekent uitstappen en hulp bieden. Kwetsbaar zijn, je kop boven het maaiveld uitsteken. Brrr...
Maar het is het waard. Want de winst zit hem niet in eigen gewin, maar in het zijn als stromend water in de woestijn; een bron van leven voor velen! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Doe je mee? Hoe kun jij vandaag iemand inzicht bieden of leren 'spreken'? En spreek jij waarheid tegen bullshit? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some time ago I (@claireurig) was telling a mentor of mine how sad I was that I "hadn't been emotionally aware of God lately." He gently said, "What do you think the Word means when it says that we are to walk by faith and not by sight?" Suddenly it clicked. God's closeness to me does not depend on me feeling that He is there, although that awareness is a gift, and occasionally comes in great measure.
Feelings are not the focus of the Christian life, and that's a good thing, because mine are so often all over the place. (You feel me!?) Instead of a roller-coaster ride of emotional highs and lows, following Jesus is most often like this: steadily believing that what the Word says about Him is true, remembering His past faithfulness to us, and clinging to Him even when we cannot see.
So today, friends, if you don't feel him, don't worry. He is just as much there with you as He is when you are deeply aware of His presence. Walk by faith.
Why yoga? Hi, I’m Michelle. I love The Lord and have always enjoyed stretching. ✨ It was in the spring of 2018, during a trip to Asia, ⛩ that I realized the much-needed-to-my-body health benefits of stretching and relaxing through yoga. In the summer of 2018, after years of lower back compression, I finally found a way to bring relief to my pain. 🎉 Yet, as a follower of Jesus Christ I was torn w/ wondering if yoga was a place for me. I found a studio near me that offered Yin yoga. 🧘🏼♀️ It was extremely relaxing, yet quite a spiritual experience that focused on aspects of spirituality that didn’t line up w/ my Christian faith. I left my first yin yoga class extremely relaxed, but full of questions about my involvement in this practice. ⁉️ Could I, as a follower of Christ, be involved in such a New Age spiritual act? Was I dabbling in Hinduism? 🙇🏼♀️ That evening I picked up my son from youth group where a missionary from India had been visiting. 🕌 He explained his approach to missions in India… He is in the culture, getting to know people, visiting them in temples, taking off his shoes as he enters their holy places, spending time with them, building relationships, learning about their faith, and sharing The Gospel in a gentle, respectful way. 💕 My son went on to explain that they had sung worship songs with the word “Guru” in it just as had been chanted in yin yoga that evening. 👉The timing of this visit and my experience made me wonder if possibly I was being drawn into the mission field of yoga and the New Age world. 🙋🏼♀️ While I prayed often about my involvement in yoga, I began having some very interesting and deep discussions with others. It became clear that there are many seeking peace, light, enlightenment, empowerment, focus, and clarity. They are looking for a guru, which is defined as one who is worthy of worship; a dispeller of darkness. ☀️ As a follower of Christ I know that Jesus is what they are seeking! Since then I’ve been praying that God would use me to show himself to others in the yoga world. And now I pray that God will use our shirts to guide others to the light, enlightenment, empowerment, focus, clarity, and "guru" that is Jesus.
How did you sleep last night?
Is that "do to" list keeping you awake, tossing and turning or did you sleep like a baby and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day.
Not everyone finds getting a good nights sleep easy. Having had a few weeks of really poor and interrupted sleep, I can't tell you how refreshed I feel this morning after the best nights sleep. It's the best medicine for sure! .
It's so important rest is for your body and mind and it's one of the first things we discuss when I first meet my clients. Now I know I've shared my top tips for better sleep before but the programme that @ruthlangsford and @eamonnholmes shared this week has again reignited that conversation about how well we do or don't sleep and what we can do about it..
Here are some of the best reasons to get more sleep:
Improves your memory
Extends your life
Boosts your creativity
Strengthens your immune system
Reduces your risk for depression
Improves your physical performance
Sharpens your attention
Reduces your stress
Helps your body heal itself
Helps you lose weight
Makes you more alert
The list goes on and on…..
In today's blog, (link in the bio) I've shared my top tips for a better night's sleep - I'd love to know which works for you best..
A tidy room and lovely bed linen makes a huge difference. Nothing quite as gorgeous as new bed linen and a fresh room to help those zzz'x come easily.. My favourite company for bed linen is the @thewhitecompany - bedroom goals right there. Well, let's be honest - house goals! Their products are totally gorgeous. I always open all the bedroom windows in the morning for at least an hour, even in winter, to make sure the air is clear and room is fresh.
Try one or a combination of my tips for an amazing nights’ sleep where you will wake up with phenomenal energy ready for the day ahead, including increasing the intensity of your workout, perfect!
A good nights’ sleep will leave you feeling refreshed AND you wouldn’t have the feeling of “need to survive” on caffeine.
A full week of workouts (#T25 is only 5 days a week with a double on Friday but I did it yesterday) I didn’t miss any! My muscles have a good ache in them, no injuries or problems. I’ve lost weight (who know about inches cause I forgot to measure 🙈) I’m on a mission to fitness - not skinniness! The two are not the same thing. .
I’ve set a goal - it’s not a weight it’s a size ... size 10/12 like I was before Rose. I was in a happy place and was focused on toning - that’s my goal (anyone else sing Shayne Ward therenor was it just me 😂) #womanonamission
The beautiful Wayan has her little store next to the massage platform at Suluban Beach. I saw something I hadn’t seen before on this last trip. The store was a very thin with stock. I asked her why she hadn’t restocked and her answer was she has no spare money at the moment. When I dug deeper she shared that cost of living has changed. Her circumstances had changed and she had to use what she had left for living. With limited stock to sell, there is nothing to buy. And with nothing to buy, there’s limited money.
You see, her shop provides for many in the village. It saddens me that things are slipping. This needs to be rectified and the only way is to help empower these women to be better business women. @uluwatumagic will be able to assist with such projects and in turn, empower these women to feel confident within themselves. This is not a handout. This is genuine assistance that they need as infrastructure around them is changing due to tourism. This week I will do a live to share more.
This time last week I was up on the very rainy humid Gold Coast for one reason, to see my beautiful sister @buffbotanist Demi make her WBFF debut 👠
Here she is in her absolute element bringing the fire to the stage! How incredible does she look?! 😻🔥
Demi fought tooth and nail to compete as over the past 10 months she has battled a torn ACL, severe(!) GIT issues and a herniated L5 disc in her back, but she made it!
Anyone else would have threw in the towel and tapped out of the fight.
Demi raised her fists close to her face and said “what else have you got?!” 🥊🥊 and proved time and time again her resilient nature, determined spirit and her undeniable passion for this sport☝🏽
Not only did she get up on the stage but she made the second lot of call outs (top 20) out of the 62 women in her category! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
I cannot put to words how proud I am of you Demi and how inspirational you are to me. I am so blessed to share life with you and I cannot wait to see the unravelling of Demi 2.0 😈