“There are primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” We all make choices every day. Some we make without giving a second thought to. Other choices are more difficult for us to make. Are you like me, in that you beat yourself up for your … Continue reading Our Choices Don’t Define Who We Are
“If you want your children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” ~ Abigail Van Buren It’s hard for me to fathom, but my son is graduating from high school in a few months. It seems like only a few years ago my oldest daughter was graduating from high … Continue reading Are we giving our kids enough responsibility?
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” ~ Ben Williams My little dog Joey isn’t just my dog. He is my companion. Now if you’re not a ‘dog person’ than you probably won’t get my post today. Joey is a three and a half year old Chihuahua that I … Continue reading My Sweet Dog Joey
“There is no abiding success without commitment.” ~ Tony Robbins Do you see your commitments as a ‘duty‘ that you must fulfil, or do you fulfill them in a joyful way? We all have some forms of commitments. From our jobs to taking care of our family, volunteering our time, offering to drive a friend … Continue reading How Do You See Your Commitments?
~ While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. ~ Angela Schwindt. “Eat your vegetables,” “Finish your milk,” “Clean your room,” “Brush your teeth,” Do your homework.” We as parents are always trying to teach our children certain things about life. But are we … Continue reading What Are We Teaching Our Children?
“That is such a twitable moment, I need to go home and Tweet about that.” Me. “Mom, really, ‘twitable?’ Did you REALLY just say that?” My son said, while he’s laughing at me and my youngest daughter is also laughing at me as well. There is often much laughter within the walls of our … Continue reading The Laughter Within These Walls
We women nowadays seem to try to strive to want our bodies to be this “perfect” shape, a sickly model thin, an unhealthy weight that is almost unattainable. And if we actually attain that ‘perfect” weight, it’s almost impossible to stay at that perfect size for good.
Ladies, I am not saying that it’s not good to have goals, and that it’s not good to eat healthy, workout and stick to a routine. But when you have always been a bigger gal, or you just have those pounds that no matter how hard you work out, and eat healthy they just don’t seem to drop off… you can’t just starve yourself and work yourself to death trying to make yourself into something or someone you aren’t.
God made us who we are, and if it’s one thing I am learning about myself…it’s learning to be happy about myself. Now, I am trying to become more fit & healthy since it’s been over a year since I’ve exercised, but I can learn to be happy & content with the body God gave me.
There are things that we can do to become fit, without overdoing it. Just by simply eating a healthy diet, drinking lots of water and starting a simple exercise program.
I like the singer Meghan Trainor, and her video “All About That Bass.” She sings in the song about not having the perfect body, and coming from a musician I think that is a great message. So many young girls now days see actresses and musicians now and want to emulate them (be just like them). So they go on strict diets or end up having eating disorders, and that is not good. I also like the new video below. It’s an awesome video about girls of all sizes playing sports and working out. Take a look.
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