Adult Grits and Eggs: Fancy Breakfast

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My New Quirky Habit

I have this new quirk, and my husband had to point it out to me. I like eating fancy food. From creating blog and Instagram post I now pretty much style all my meals. Healthy food just tastes better when designed in my opinion, and it’s a part of the food experience. Before I became a health nut, the food experience consisted of a greasy bag, lots of napkins and a stain every single time on my shirt. It was usually eaten in the car, in a hurry, on-the-go and the most memorable thing about the experience are the stains it left on my shirt.

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Fine Dining Experience

Now that I eat clean food is an experience. It’s not a quick fix, never fully satisfying thing to pass the time away...

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Progress in Action

FaithFueled Friday
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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Effective Resistance Training

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The flexibility of our schedule in the summer allowed me to go to the gym early in the morning. Now that school has started I have found it much harder to get up for those now even earlier morning AM workouts. I have to get back to a better sleep routine. So, I have disrupted my whole workout routine. It’s only been one full week, so it occurred to me the other day that I have all the essentials to get incredible at home workout. I started this journey working out at home, but I have added some new tools to my arsenal.

At Home, Workouts are the Best!

I forgot how much I love at home workouts. I don’t have to wait my turn, and I don’t have to wear headphones, leave the house, and find a sitter...

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Powered By Protein

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When I first started my weight loss journey I was introduced to protein shakes. I wasn’t aware of all the options and drank what was recommended. After about a month I knew I had to try something different but didn’t know what to choose out of all of the many. A year later I have not only a great understanding of the value of protein powders in your diet. I have some recommendations. Protein powders are a great addition to your diet because:

• They are a convenient, high-protein, take anywhere food similar to meats, fish, eggs and dairy but can nonperishable in the powder form.
• They are a great healthy fat containing very little fat and are usually cholesterol free which is hard to find in a high-protein food
• They can be used for the entire family
• A bonus to all of these...

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Finally Listening

FaithFueled Friday

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me

Not alone

Last year, I had a dinner with women from different Christian denomination and social, cultural backgrounds, we discussed a variety of things but the but the topic of God speaking to the women. Each woman was in different milestones of their faith journey.  Some for decades others (or maybe just me) were only a few years, but each interaction with God was personal and specific. God didn’t speak with each of us the same way; the method was all different event the tone. I being one of the newbies (not walking in the Lord as long as the other women), was fascinated.  I wasn’t the only one who thought I heard God.

Not the First Time

This wasn’t my first time being aware of God communicating to me...

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Protein Blender Muffins: Back-To-School Time Saver

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Back to School, YAY!

How were you the first week of school? For some of you, it’s been a few weeks and you probably have settled back into a routine and life is starting to take on its new normal for the next 8+ months.  For us Jersey peeps we have just finished up the hours long paperwork confirming that are a child is still the same child, with the same parents, living in the same house just another grade older.  After school activities have taken our chill summer nights away and we are anticipating the homework to come trickling in to add to our now more full to do list.  Oh, what happened to those preschool days where you just had to make sure they had a change of clothes and snacks.  My girls are now in third and seventh grade, and I remember from my now seventh grader...

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Getting My Functional Exercise

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Functional Exercise

Functional exercises are performed every day in our workouts but have you considered doing a Functional Exercise workout to your weekly routine. As of recently this primary type of activity has not only caught my attention but is now I include it daily in my exercise.  It only takes me less than 20 minutes, and I am feeling the difference a month later.

What is Functional Exercise?

The point of the Functional exercise is to train your muscles to perform the everyday task safely and productively. Huh? Isn’t that the whole point of the exercise. Well yes, but functional training is more specific than that.  Functional exercises teach your muscles to work together and get them ready for your day to day tasks...

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Honor My Temple Prayer Challenge Day 30 (Final Day)

Today’s Prayer: Help keep me balanced as I continue this journey.

We made it!!! 30 days of honoring our temple through prayer. There have been hi’s and lo’s (at least for me there has) but overall I feel that I have created a stronger relationship with God that will only continue to grow from here. I have learned where my strengths lie and His never ends. I have never felt so good mentally, spiritually, and physically. It’s been an amazing experience. I am so grateful for all the messages, emails and all those who supported me and held me accountable on this journey.

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

Mostly, I have learned that when I feel off balanced and not on steady ground that I need to put my burdens in His hand and m...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 29

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Today’s Prayer: Help me to succeed in honoring you once this challenge ends. 

Philippians 4:12-13 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength

When I first set out to do this 30 day challenge it was for myself and my own goals and desires. Half way through and after praying for 29 days I can honestly say this challenge have changed from my own desires to wanting to honor God and His desires for me. It’s funny how quickly prayer can change your heart and bring clarity. I look back on this month and I think “Man, this was a hard month...

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Honor My Temple Prayer Challenge Day 28

Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Today’s Prayer: Help me to renew our strength in you everyday.

This verse is one of my favorites.  I have used it in so many different circumstances but it holds true in ant and all. Especially, with honoring my temple. This month there has been constant temptation weddings,birthday parties,mom’s night out,  women bible studies but through His renewed strength everyday I have made it through.

This challenge and month is almost over. I wouldn’t have gotten through without the daily renewal of strength through prayer. I have made a complete lifestyle change that won’t last without continued strength from God.

How d...

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