Progress in Action

When was the last time you admired yourself in the mirror? When have you showed your self love? Gazed in the mirror and saw God’s beautiful creation. I find that we use the mirror incorrectly. Instead of finding why we are special we are critiquing why we don’t live up to some fictionalized standard. It is so easy to get overly critical of our appearance, character, actions, and habits; Especially when we are not meeting our expectations of what we should.

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My Mirror Avoidance

Throughout my weight loss journey, my vanity and worldly views would steal my joy.  Looking back now that I am mental, spiritually and physically happy I realize this is a big problem for lots of people.  Hindsight is always crystal clear...

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Bruschetta Chicken

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I live in New Jersey also known as the garden state and for the last three years, I have had a Spring, Summer, Fall garden that is getting larger with every year. We have a small backyard, and I am either going to have to move to some acres or just forget to let the kids play and take the whole yard for my garden. I never thought I would be the type of girl to garden, but it has taught me patience. I usually start my seeds in the winter end of January indoors and by Mother’s Day, they are ready to be planted. Usually around now is where I am reaping my rewards. My herbs are first like my oregano and basil that I use in this recipe and then my tomatoes. This year I have four varieties all heirloom tomatoes. I cannot wait for more garden to table meals to come from them...

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7 Ways to eat healthy without cooking

The three things that you need to be successful in weight loss is incredible support (I believe in the power of prayer and Jesus), but accountability is important.  A great workout that is efficient, fun and relates to you and your lifestyle. Healthy eating of nutrient dense foods that usually is made at home.

Our society has capitalized on our need for convenience and our lack of will to make our meals at home. The grocery store has extensive prepared food section that is starting to be the same size as the fresh produce or meat department. Why? We want to eat well without cooking.  It makes sense, life is busy, and we need to eat. Why not pay for the convenience of already prepared food.

The biggest problem that I found people have is that they want to eat well but not cook...

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Yummy, Protein Strawberry ShortCake

Yep, I did it! I made a yummy Strawberry Shortcake after several failed attempts. I love Strawberry Shortcake when I was pregnant with my third I would call Cheesecake Factory 20 minutes before my husband got off work so it would be ready for him to pick up just as he passed it driving home. I specially requested everything in individual containers, and when he came back, I would welcome my Sweet delicious Strawberry Shortcake and then my sweet husband for giving in to my pregnant cravings. Although I really can’t blame that on pregnancy because I still crave Cheesecake Factory Strawberry Shortcake, there are several problems with it now...

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Off-Stage Wins: My Figure Update

Last night I was talking to a fellow figure girl who is training to compete in the same competition as mine. Although, we are in the same division our training styles are completely different. I also think that our expectation on the show will be too and although we will both get something different out of it makes the process much different. I am training to compete! I have no aspirations of winning never had I just want the experience of training and stepping on stage.

Do I plan on stepping on stage unprepared? Of course not, I am going to do my best, but my training will never be of that of a competitor training to win. I train about four days a week. Most figure competitors train at least six days a week which is admirable, but I have no interest in that commitment to the training...

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The Power Golden Pea Protein

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I have written several posts over the years for protein powder. I’ve gone from having it daily to eliminating it completely. Always to come back to try something new. Other than curiosity I don’t think I will try any other protein. I have a few criteria when looking for my protein powder.

1) What’s in it?

2) How does it taste?

3) Can I bake and make pancakes with it?

I also want it to be a high-quality source of Protein. I don’t do Whey Protein at all mostly because it has milk or cassein in it. Also,with the thousands of Whey products quality is questionable, and Whey smells like fart and tastes weird...

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Understanding God’s Love

Psalm 127:3 (NIV) “Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.”

He Gives Us Real-Life Examples

Sometimes, I wonder does God give us children to understand His frustrations, unconditional love, empathy, and desire for more than we want for ourselves. I can remember my mother telling me, “I can’t wait till you have children of your own.” Of course, it wasn’t until I had children of my own; I could understand her perspective.

Reminders in the Word

When reading the word, I sometimes relate to motherhood. It is something that is a part of my identity and that I can easily relate and understand. For example, my children’s selective hearing. I will tell my daughter specific instructions, at which she will do something entirely different or my favorite, nothing at all...

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The Future is Here with Xfinity XFI

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Last week Mimi and I went to explore a beautiful home! Although my husband and I are trying to live minimally, it’s nice to see the possibilities. I was grateful to be invited to the Philadelphia Magazine 2017 Design Home in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful audacious and the things that you dream and over $4 million dollars home would look like and more. Walking through touring the rooms and closets the size of my first floor was lovely. It was a breathtaking home that was designed well and simple. Lately, I have been looking for simplicity in my life. Especially, now that the lil diva’s are getting older and technology is a part of our daily lives.

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My Figure Prep Update

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So, a few months ago I made this huge announcement. (to all those who would listen) I was going to train to compete in National Physique Committee (NPC) Figure Division “Bodybuilding” Competition.  I still get a lot of, “Why do you want to do that?” and honestly, in short, I’ve always thought it was cool and I am an adult and one of the benefits of being an adult we can (within reason) do what we want. Me, I want to try to compete in a body building competition. I love the discipline, the results and the training.  I chose figure over other division because for one I don’t want to do a routine in an eenie weenie teenie bikini, no thank you...

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Dressing the New Me

I remember when….. always dates you when you start off something like that, but I do; I remember when I was a self-proclaimed fashionista. I don’t know if I was stylish, but had a sense of style, and then I became a Mom. With each lil diva, I fell into a different sense of style.  It happens, you change, your lifestyle changes, your body changes and so does your wardrobe.

Getting Summer Ready

So, here I am looking at the summer fashions thinking I am finally smaller its what I have worked for; right? I’m going to go to the store grab an Easter dress and a few things that don’t come in Small, Medium or Large or my personal favorite One Size Fits all (which anyone who has been bigger girls it should be One Size Fits Most)...

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