Meatless Monday!

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Soooo today I woke up feeling really good mentally but physically I am still in a little pain from my ski trip.  I was thinking that getting more fruits and veggies in my body would be a good idea. My daughter suggested meatless Monday a few months ago and I thought that is what I will do today.  I had 1 egg for breakfast, raw carrots for a snack, vegetarian pad thai for lunch/dinner (large portion) and an
apple when I got home this evening.  I feel clean, alert and focused.  I think I might do meatless Tuesday:)

Wow!

All I can say is wow.  I just finished watching the super bowl and the one thing I can say is that even though I was hoping the Seahawks would have won I am thankful for the lesson.  The lesson for me is that no matter how close you are to your goals you have to be careful of the decisions you make(especially when you are so close). From another perspective I learned that if you stay focused under pressure, even when it look like you are going to loose what you have worked so hard for,  you will come out on top. 

This was an awesome game and both teams should be proud!

There are some people that are just good at it!

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I am not one of those people yet and that is ok. When I say “those people” I am talking about people that are good at things that are difficult for me.  For example there are people that love to work out and they do it daily because it is a habit and they love doing it.  I am talking about people that manage their money well and keep track of every dime and they have never EVER bounced a check.  I am talking about people that create fun and interesting games and activities for their kids and every other kid in the neighborhood with very little effort and they enjoy it.  I am talking about people that can see something on Pinterest and can duplicate it exactly.  I am talking about people that walk into a room and can conversate with anyone effortlessly.  I am talking about people that understand all the “grown up big words” that I should know pertaining to finance and business.

Why am I ok with not being one of those people?  I am ok with that because I have learned to love me and to understand that there are things that I am good at that may not seem to impressive but in a pinch usually comes in real handy. For example I like to find the best in a person and compliment and admire them for it, which usually brings a smile to their face.  I can walk into a tense situation and still find peace. I can walk into chaos and find a way to bring order or deligate someone to take charge and bring order.  When taking care of a group of children I am usually the person that the so called “difficult” child gravitates towards and by the end of the day he/she will be one of the most well behaved children in the group and have a smile on his/hers face.  I also have a never quit attitude and even though sometimes I cry…I wont give up:)  I am also ok with not being good at “it” because I have learned that if it is something I really want to do I will learn to be good at it or I will pay someone to be good at it for me…that usually works on everything with the exception of working out.  Lol! So be happy with you regardless of what you are or are not good at.  I still try to do better at the things I am not good.  However, I have found that it is far more productive to focus and work on your strengths and not your weaknesses. Do you!

Back to weight loss

I am eating clean…for the most part (peach cobbler).  I had an amazing weekend which entailed great food with family and friends but I did not gain any weight but I also have not lost any more. The difference this time is that I am not discouraged…I am actually motivated to stay focused and eat clean and work out.  This is not a diet it is a lifestyle.  I feel good and my tummy feels flatter because  I have been eating less sugar and very little gluten.  Today was a great day!

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Back to weight loss

I am eating clean…for the most part (peach cobbler).  I had an amazing weekend which entailed great food with family and friends but I did not gain any weight but I also have not lost any more. The difference this time is that I am not discouraged…I am actually motivated to stay focused and eat clean and work out.  This is not a diet it is a lifestyle.  I feel good and my tummy feels flatter because  I have been eating less sugar and very little gluten.  Today was a great day!

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Trust, Believe, Have Faith

Remember yesterday when I said the day ended on a crappy note….well today ended on a great note. Everything fell into place. What did I do to make that happen….nothing!

Let me clarify. I was so despondent about some news I got last night and I just did not know what to do to fix the situation.  All I could do was put the situation in God’s hands and believe that everything will work out for the best and it did.  I trust God, Spirit, Universe or whatever name you want to give the divine power that exists in and all around us.  God is my word of choice.   All I know is that sometimes when you don’t have the answer and you are tired of trying then the best thing to do is to let go of the situation and believe the best solution will come out in the end even if you don’t know how. I assure you it will.  My heart is happy and my spirit is light and I am feeling really thankful.  Trust, believe, have faith and everything will work out:)

Wow weekend! Ugh Monday but…

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I have heard people say “don’t get to excited because something bad always happens after something good.” Well I am not going to believe that. I spent a great weekend with my family and some friends and I came back and had a very productive day in my business only for my day to end on a crappy note.  I needed to take a break because I have felt a little depressed and overwhelmed.  I am by nature a pretty happy person and I have an optimistic outlook on life so when I felt that my joy was leaving me I decided that I needed to reset my brain.   Being around family and friends helped me to feel joy again and it helped me reset my brain back to being positive and I really believe that is why I had a less stressful more productive day….well up until the end.  But once again I trust God to help me make things right.

I believe everything happens for a reason and we just have to trust God and his divine goodness. I don’t know why bad things happen after good things but what I do know is that I am going to live my life expecting good to happen on a daily basis.  There is so much beauty, peace, love, passion,  forgiveness and joy in the world but sometimes we forget that because bad things happen.  I like to look at it this way “somthing good always happens after something bad.” Have a blessed day.

Eggs!

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I love eggs! They have got to be one of the most versatile foods ever created.  I learned a new tricks this weekend from my sister.  I love fried eggs but I dont like flipping them. Also I do not like runny yellow goop running out of my eggs. This is the best of both worlds. I cracked 2 eggs into the pan, let them start to cook for a minute or so and then added a little 21 seasoning, pepper, cilantro and a little water and covered the pan for s few minutes. Perfect eggs!

It time to stop….only for a little while

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My daughter holding a snake. I took time off to go on a school trip with her:)

I know stopping right now may not seem like a good idea, but believe me it will be worth it.  I am not talking about quitting.  I am talking about taking a minute to breath and breath deeply.  I mean taking a weekend to spend time with friends and family when everything in you keeps saying….”go, go, go and keep going.”

This weekend I took time to hang out with friends and family and I am glad I did.  For a few minutes I felt guilty because I have so much to do, but in reality I did not have a lot to do physically.  I have a lot to do mentally.  I have problems to solve, deadlines to meet, bills to pay and projects to start.  The problem I was having is that I have so much to do and I was feeling really overwhelmed. 

The weekend is almost over and I still have to do everything I mentioned however the anxiety is gone and I feel like my brain is rested. Lol.  WE HAVE TO STOP!  Stop to think,  pray, meditate or just breath.  Sometimes I just need to acknowledge that the problems are there and I just don’t have the answers yet.  It is ok to not have the answers.   I can not tell you how many times in the past that I did not have the answers but then something will happen or an idea will just pop into my head.  This usually happens after I stop trying so hard.  But it is a funny dance that I have with the universe.  It seems that I have to give it my all at first and then get frustrated at not getting all the results I wanted and then I mentally and emotionally surrender and “voilà” the answer or solution shows up.  I have an idea…why don’t I just give it my all and the skip over being frustrated and be patient and wait for the answer or solution.  You know what….I think I will do that right now:) Have a rocking week!