Almost a year ago today I made the decision to commit to a program and never give up even if it got hard. So many times in my life I’ve given up and so many times I’ve let myself and others down because of it.
Getting in shape and eating right is hard but one day you can just choose to do it and make it a habit of your daily routine. That’s what happened last year and I’ve never look back on the old me.
I use to give up the second the workout got hard. I use to sleep in cause I was so tired but the truth is that mental block in your head is the only thing that keeps you from achieving your goals.
Everyday I choose to make the most of the day. I choose to exercise and to eat right. Everyday you get to choose! What’s your choice that you get to make everyday?
Is life not as great as it should be right now?
You can turn things around and get everything back on track by using a few practical steps:
1. Make a plan. Right down all the things you would like to be doing right now. Now examine the list, what’s stopping you? Can you adapt things to achieve your goals?
2. Make a second list of things that are not going right for you at this time. Now read through this list again. Can you take action to make changes for the better?
3. Start a diary. Write down goals and things you would like to do on a daily basis. Note things that make you happy and things you are grateful for.
4. Take small steps in the right direction, (small steps lead to great journeys) tick your achievements off with a bold colour in your diary to prove that you are moving forward.
5. Look after yourself. Taking care of your physical and mental health is a priority. This includes diet, exercise and rest.
6. Surround yourself with people who lift you up and support you.
7. Stay positive. Just by keeping your mind in a positive frame, you will be surprised how things look different.
8. Check how you spend your time. Social media can be great if you are friends with or follow people that motivate you or make you smile. Those who spread doom and gloom need to be got rid of.
9. Challenge yourself. Things will never change if you do nothing to change them. Take action, face challenges and move forward. Face your fears to overcome them.
10. Let go of the past or any regrets. Nothing can be done to alter what’s happened already. But today is the first day of the rest of your life. Move forward a wiser person. Learn from past mistakes but don’t continue to punish yourself because if times gone by.
If you would like to take these steps but feel you may need a bit of support/advice along the way, then please get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
One year ago Hurricane Florence changed my life forever. I have multiple people ask me where I get my motivation from. I struggle some days, but most... I just remember the look of fear on my sons face from this day. The terror I felt in not knowing weather we'd see anymore tomorrow's together! I lost everything in that hurricane. My brand new house and everything in it. I'm still waiting for my house to be completed. It's been nothing but bumps the whole way! You know what though, I walked away feeling life and every day since I've vowed to truly live. To challenge myself and to feel every bit of Pain and loss along the way. Because today I can look at my son laughing and playing. I can tell him we are the lucky one's. The struggles we feel from losing everything materialistic in our lives is nothing compared to being on the brink of losing life itself.
I am changed.
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Truth be told, I think I never had to change, adapt, cancel and give up as many plans as many times as during the course of this year...and it ain’t over yet 😅 How I keep my sanity and positive outlook with all these changes??? How I keep my faith, whether it comes to my relationship, my personal dreams or my business that despite all the changes all will turn out more than fine??? Well, that’s because I adopted a completely new attitude when it comes to “Life Planning”. I had made this shift some years back, when I decided to become a Life Designer and now, in the midst of the greatest uncertainties and constant changes, I truly felt what a difference it had made to how I approach life and life’s detours. 🙌 Check our my latest blog to find out more and understand how you can move forward, especially when planning is no longer an option. #lifedesigning#designingyourlife#lifeplan#lifechanges#procrastination#feelingstuck#feelinglost#personalgrowth#personaldevelopment#brightfuture#embracechange
Medal Monday! I originally set a 2x Trifecta goal for 2019 (which has since changed to 3x because: curse of the season pass) and I’m happy to say that has been completed. On to the next! Where are you at with your goals?
Ok 🙈 so I was unsure whether to post this, the fear of putting it out there, however almost a stone down I'm bloody proud! Only a few more pounds to lose.
I look pregnant in the first picture but I wasn't 😬 I was using food as a comfort though. This year has brought a lot of changes for me and after feeling like I was forgetting who I am, I'm now so much happier!
As the saying goes 'you can't pour from an empty cup' sometimes looking after yourself is a priority too.
Do you remember when I told you about my visit to the palm reader in India? Without knowing anything about me the palm reader told me that I will move to Norway. I started to cry immediatly, not only because the situation was intimidating - but also because he was right. How did he know? Anyhow, I’m so excited ✨
Daily Devotion: Unchanging
The Bible in One Year: Psalms 135–136; 1 Corinthians 12
Today's Bible Reading: Psalm 103:13–22
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
My wife, Cari, and I recently traveled to Santa Barbara, California—the city where we met and fell in love thirty-five years ago—to attend our college reunion. We planned to visit several places where we had spent some of the best hours of our youth together. But when we arrived at the location of our favorite Mexican restaurant, we found a building supply store there. A wrought iron plaque hung on the wall commemorating the restaurant and its four decades of service to the community.
I gazed on the barren but still familiar sidewalk, once dotted cheerfully with colorful tables and bright umbrellas. So much had changed around us! Yet in the midst of change, God’s faithfulness never changes. David observed poignantly: “The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children” (Psalm 103:15–17). David concludes the psalm with these words: “Praise the LORD, my soul” (v. 22).
The ancient philosopher Heraclitus said, “You can never step in the same river twice.” Life is always changing around us, but God remains the same and can always be trusted to keep His promises! His faithfulness and love can be counted on from generation to generation.
How is it comforting to know that God never changes? When have you needed that assurance?
Almighty and eternal God, thank You that You never change and can always be trusted. Help me to rely on Your love and faithfulness today.
@briannancurran - “I was born in the church and loved every moment of it. I am a natural people pleaser and spent my adolescence following every rule as the ‘golden child.’ I fully lived and loved the gospel. I checked all the boxes, married in the temple and by 2016, my dream came true.
A group I was singing with signed a record label with Deseret Book. I could think of no better way to use my voice. We wrote our own songs, recorded 2 albums, and sang for thousands of women at Time Out For Women and BYU women’s conferences.
Just after we released our first album, and as I was about to give birth to our first child, my husband started coming to me with concerns about the church. I didn’t want to hear about it. He asked me to read the gospel topics essays, I refused. He tried to open up to me, I turned him away. As I started to realize that his faith was wavering, I also saw a dark depression come over him. He had no one to talk to about the things he was feeling and his whole world was crashing. I let my guard down and let him tell me his issues with the church. When he asked me to read the CES letter, I read the entire letter in one night. 100 or so pages, non stop. By the time my husband found me, I was in tears, curled up on the couch, and unsure of everything in my life. He has been my greatest strength and supporter through everything. I couldn’t have asked for a better companion. I’ve always loved this man but this experience has made our marriage bloom in ways I didn’t think was possible.
But because I was signed to Deseret Book, I was a sort of poster child for Mormonism. I couldn’t let these doubts show. The few people I opened up to in the beginning accused me or my husband of having problems with larger sins, suggesting that that was why we questioned. This hurt so badly, that I kept it in. Plus, I knew opening up could mean an end to the band and I didn’t want to destroy the dreams of the guys in my group. It was all they wanted.
For almost two years I put a smile on my face—I went out on stage, sang and spoke about things I no longer believed, and pretended to be something I wasn’t...
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