Tuesday, June 5, 2012

When Pizza Orders Me at One O'Clock in the Morning

With tears rolling down my face

The woman that I see isn’t a reflection of hope

A promise of His love for me.

Always doing things in my own time

Doing things my own way 
Then asking Him is this good…

Setting limits on my Blessings

So tired of the pain, so tired of the hurt

I began to pray

Calling on His name

I put so much distance between us with my sin
So thankful that my mother prayed for me

He took the shackles off my feet so I could dance

But the blinders where still on so I was still bound

When I started to get real with myself and my God is when my heart began to change

Now when I say I am special it is because I know it for myself
God has purpose for my life everyday that He wakes me up
When I just say no to a sedentary lifestyle, to negative thoughts, to bad relationships, to bad food choices
I say no because I know my body and my life are unique precious gifts that have been given to me from Him above
My thanks to Him is to praise Him and respect these gifts   
Goodnight Pizza.... I'm Happy Beyond Fit!

Candy From Strangers...

Accepting candy from strangers has long been a cautionary tale of mischief and perversion. A dark stranger luring a trusting child into harms way. An unsuspecting damsel on a dimly lit street meeting ill fate... 

As I have grown on my journey to becoming Happy Beyond Fit my Candy from Strangers has been more like Pearls of Wisdom... Information that fell upon def ears until I was ready to take personal responsibility for my life, health, and future.
Candy from Strangers for me has been the sweet stories of the dichotomy of failure and success; hope and hopelessness; despair and joy....these are an inevitable part of any worthwhile journey.
The ability to extrapolate meaningful information from others trials as well as grow from your own short comings and struggles makes the victory even sweeter.

 On some future posts I will explore some of the sweet treats that I have received from strangers and friends alike.

Until then here are a few chocolate pearls
from me to get you motivated...

                                                                    Chocolate heart candy on a red plate with pearls Stock Photo - 2125794
                                                           1. Prayer Changes Everything
                                                           2. Love Yourself
                                                           3. Drink Plenty of Water
                                                           4. Write down everything you eat
                                                           5. Talk about your feelings
                                                           6.  Protein is Fuel
                                                           7.  Get Moving
                                                           8. You Can Do This

Be Happy Beyond Fit!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Happy New Year !?!

It is already June and this is my first post in 2012.  Writing has always been cathartic for me. Blogging again makes me feel like I am in the room with a therapist!

Let me share what I have been doing for the past few months:

Earned my Master's Degree

Photo op with Eric Benet

Compared an old photo from June 2011 to
January 2012.... WOW!!!

Raced for the Cure....
Ran the Mini-marathon!

Partied like a Rock-Star!!!
Maintained weight loss....

As my journey continues I need my old friend back
.... Happy New Year Happy Beyond Fit!