Whats on your plate?

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Raw vegan pizza with kale salad

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Just Today!

Just Today

Just today I realized that today is all I need. Today doesn’t look like yesterday nor will it feel like tomorrow.
Have you ever sat in the moment and convinced yourself that yesterday was the worst day of your life, or vowed that tomorrow will be the day where everything will get better? Don’t waste Today trying to forget about yesterday or how you will defeat tomorrow. Appreciate today for its existence.
Live life with no regrets. Just today.

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Signs You Could Be Depressed

Signs You Could Be Depressed.
1. Loss of interest in activities that once brought you pleasure, for example, sex, shopping, or working out.
2. Over eating or not eating at all.
3. Avoiding family and friends.
4. Unexplainable bouts of sadness.
5. Constant negative thoughts.
6. Sudden weight loss or gain.
7. Crying for unknown reasons.
8. Feeling worthless.
9. No interest in getting dress.
10. Suddenly ending a relationship.
11, Missing work for no reason at all.
12. No desire to take care or personal needs or the needs of loved ones.
13. Being bullied.
14. Dealing with a debilitating injury.
15. Health issues.

This list could go on-and- on. If you have experience 3 or more of these signs at once, seek the help of a family member, friend, pastor or a professional counselor. Depression is real and it can take over your happiness and well being.

Live life with no regrets. Your happiness is waiting around the corner.

Friendship Detox

Friendship Detox

I’m sure most of you have heard of detoxifying. It’s good for the body and soul. It brings on mental clarity and helps eliminates toxins from your body. Well! a friendship detox works exactly the same, but instead It rids toxic people from your life.

I’m sure most of you have “that one” friend or knows someone who has “that one” friend that’s more like a foe. You know that friend, that always rains on your parade, that I know whats best for you friend. You look a little fat today friend, or the worst of them all, the judgmental friend.

How do you value your friendships? If you find yourself venting about how a friend makes you feel bad or less than, then that’s not a true friendship.

True friendship is being able to share your best and worst secrets without your friend always trying to fix you. A true friend will allow you to be you but will pull you aside when your being self-destructive, and help you figure things through.
If you have friends like this in your life, embrace the relationship. If not you need to start a friendship detox.

How to start a friendship detox.
1. Limit your time.
2. keep phone conversation to a minimum.
3. Find a new circle of friends.
4. Write them a letter (yes write not a text letter)
5. Skip the above steps & end the friendship on the spot.

Live life with no regrets…

IF YOUR BODY COULD TALK, WHAT WOULD IT SAY?

If your body could talk, what would it say????
Our body speaks to us everyday, It has a way of letting us know when something is wrong but most of don’t listen. For many years my body was screaming at me with a blow horn, but I ignored it. Back in the day my body was telling me I’m falling apart. I’m itchy, my bones hurt. I can’t carry you anymore. I give up.

Today I have a pretty good relationship with my body. It’s saying, thank you for being so kind to me and following Gods plan. Your treating me like the Queen I am. I love how you work me out and nourish me with all those wonderful fruits and vegetables, but I still have a few complaints. I need a few more hours of sleep and I need a vacation. I thought we were gonna start doing yoga. I need to stretch more, please!!!!

Two months ago I asked a few friends and family what their body was saying to them, and this is what they said. ( with no filter):
“Keep stretching me!”

“I’m 44 but i feel like I’m 25!”

“You’re making me waste away, lazy!!”

“I have to pee, why are you holding it? is typing this last sentence that important?”(mom to be)

“lol.. really.. lol.. right now it would say… I’m tired, need sleep but thank God for grace when I’m weak!”

“Thank you for deciding to give me some attention. I have served you well for many years but I need a little maintenance. I appreciate the fact that you have decided to put me first in your life. All I need is a little TLC and I will keep going strong for you for many years. We are a great team together but I just need you to listen to me and focus on my needs. I will work a lot better for you if you feed me well, give me moderate exercise and try to let me sleep at least 8 hours a night. I love you powerful woman. Make me wonderful baby!”

“If u want me to continue running at this optimal level, make sure to stop and thank me with a power nap on a Saturday or Sunday. I sure do enjoy those every once in a while. I also really like it when you take the time to praise me for all the hard work I’ve gotten you through, instead of the little comments that I hear when get frustrated with me when your over indulge. I love you & I know you love me. I just need to hear it a little more and  I promise I wont let you down. we’ll get through anything TOGETHER!”

“Thank you for starting the year off right by setting goals to get me FIT!!!!”

“Help…. cant seem to get started with working out or eating healthier…. I’m tired”
“On the inside I feel like Jessica Rabbit but don’t always look it. So in essence my inside is saying “Help” & my outside is saying I’m tryin!”

“My body would say that it is working too much and not resting enough. It would also say that it would like to dance all day long or take me to the gym more.”

It would say. “The older I get the more maintenance I need…”

“I just want to say its been a honor being in your body for the last 21 years. You have taken really good care of me . I like that you always stay active in sports and remember that im still young and i still have much development to Do. I have lots in store for us. Continue to eat healthy and stay active, remember that rest is just as important as well, And also I like ice cream so its okay to indulge in eating some.”

” You really need to start eating your vegetable and eating lean and clean. You also need to start working out, not just running. I lost the weight, but I still have a jelly belly and arms. I also need protein.”
Thank you all for sharing with me. After reading this, what if anything has changed about your relationship with your body?

IF YOUR BODY COULD TALK WHAT WOULD IT SAY?