just thought i’d…..
drop in and say Hey. HAYYYYYYYYY.
drop in and say Hey. HAYYYYYYYYY.
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You guys were supposed to help me stay on top of this thing! LOL. Yall know I forget about my Tumblr sometimes :( But I’m back! So I’m about to post a vid…Cool? Cool.
Music….Sheet music, recorded music, choral music, quartet music, gospel/Christian contemporary music, music notes, music terminology, music history, music theory, music composition….MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC. My niece and nephews. The color red. My awesome sisters disguised as best friends. Cute BABY animals (they usually aren’t as cute anymore the older they get). My boyfriend. <3 HGTV. Weddings. NAKED!!!!!!!! (Whew….Sorry. Okay.) My hair being played with. Perfume. Non-matching socks. The time 10:31. Hugs. Teaching. Salad. Traveling. Swimming. Everything about rain…the sound, the way it looks, the way it feels walking in it. Rain is actually PRETTY amazing. Orange and black. Cooked sushi. Youtube videos of babies eating lemons. The little red notification flag on Facebook. Shea butter lotion. Giving gifts. Writing. Drama…the on-stage kind. Not the catty-female kind. Fresh notebook paper. The Spanish language. Morningstar products. V-S-U-G-C! Chocolate truffles. Purses. School. Ginger ale mixed with ANY juice. Playing the piano in the dark.
I’m a pretty happy person, so this is the short version of the full list. I kinda just got tired of listing any more. lol.
I often get discouraged by the amount of pressure my influence places on my lifestyle. Whether with an old, judgmental spirit or young eyes looking for an example, my words and actions are constantly being analyzed. I’m expected to walk a certain way, talk a certain way, look a certain way. And most of the time, that isn’t a problem because my lifestyle is consistent with what I say I believe. Most of the time.
However, the moment I step down off the pedestal everyone has placed me on, I’m thrown to the wolves. I make mistakes. I sin. I stray from the path. But I’m thankful that God hasn’t given up on me. I’m grateful that He doesn’t see me through human eyes, but He looks at my heart. Sometimes I feel so unworthy of being used by God because I know I’m nowhere near the place God needs me to be. But I find comfort in remembering that God can use whomever He wants how He wants whenever He wants. I don’t recall God ever using any human vessel that was without sin. Even a “man after God’s own heart….” was an adulterous murderer.
So when you see me mess up, when you see me slipping, when you see me fall off, don’t condemn me….Pray for me. Don’t write me off….encourage me. Don’t tell me what a pure, holy lifestyle is…Show me. When you see my struggle, remember that I’m under construction. Things may look messy now. I may have some unfinished rooms, and some areas may be dusty and untidy. But know that I’m a work in progress.
So, I’ve been attempting to exercise everyday, drink half my body weight in ounces in water ONLY (6 bottles), and eating multiple meals of good things like fruits, vegetables, etc. Up until recently, I hadn’t been exercising much at all and I didn’t like to drink water. But one thing I didn’t do was eat many meals a day. I never ate breakfast and I would be busy all day long so I wouldn’t eat until VERY late at night. Well, my recent regimen has been going great! Until today. First day of classes, adjusting back into the school life, I lost track of everything. I ate an orange for breakfast and drank 1 bottle of water. Being in class all day, I missed my normal work-out time. I promised myself I’d do it tonight.
I won’t even lie….When I first started typing this, I had already decided that this blog was gonna be about how I failed today. How I only drank 3 bottles of water…How I probably put too much sugar in my oatmeal (but it was GOOD). How I didn’t exercise at all today. And not only about how I didn’t do it, but how I wasn’t going to, either. I’m tired from being out all day, I have class early in the morning and I had already decided that I wasn’t going to work out tonight. But now that I’ve put this into writing, I feel somewhat held accountable and now I am about to end this and do my work-out so I can get some rest. *wipes forehead* Whew, that was a close one.
Moral of the story is, you have to be your own motivation. On a weight loss journey, some days you will be hype about your goal and progress. And other days, you simply won’t want to do it. You’ll pass a fast food place and even go up to the drive-thru. But keep your goal in mind…this will be your strength to keep going through the drive-thru and head home to eat your orange and oatmeal and drink your water. When you ask your friends if they want to go out to eat somewhere and they are all busy, don’t take it personally…Think of it as God changing everyone’s schedule to help you reach your goal. Change your mindset and it will change your life.