Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Life Modification

It's pretty evident that we as humans are blind to the very obvious at times. So why is that we choose to look around it, or better yet, smack dab through it like it doesn't even exist? Another question...Why do we repeat past actions or put our self in a place that we know keep us down?

I've been dealing with these thoughts for a while. Not really knowing where to start dealing with them or even how to approach them. Some times it's easy for me to just keep going instead of fighting to make my way to the surface for a breath of fresh air. 

I've turned a new corner over the past month. I had reached the point where I was experiencing negative feelings way too often than I should have and realized it was time to do something about it. After telling the doctor how I felt, she  told me I was depressed.  Which, in all reality, I probably was and still might be. However her solution, antidepressants,  was one I wasn't to keen on. So I came home and prayed and prayed, and prayed some more. I knew deep inside that there was a better way (for me at least). So I got on my knees and poured out my heart and frustrations. Even though I wasn't clear on what they were, I knew that if I called out to Him, He would help me figure it out.  

The next day, I packed my girls up and we went to the gym. I had no plan on what to do, so I ran, lifted weights and listened to some uplifting music. When I came home, I was feeling better and much more motivated. I made myself a good lunch and ate with my girls without distractions. 

That was over a month ago. Since that day, I am now feeling almost 100% better and have made some changes not only in my daily happenings but in my eating as well, all to help keep from  sliding back into that slump. I've searched recipes, read articles, learned some new stuff and have decided to turn a whole new corner and venture away from things that make me feel BLAH. I feel so good right now and can only give credit to 3 things: 
Eating cleaner
Trusting completely on God. 

That's it. 
I have decided to use Hope Abound as a tool to help me stay on this new path. To share meals that make me feel good and fuel my body in a healthier way. To share exercises and workouts that I love and enjoy. To motivate not only myself, but maybe some others that may be in the same rut. 

My family is on board. We are turning a new page and this change is All GOOD!!

So what'll be different on the blog?

Healthier recipes. 
Motivation for you and myself. 
Favorite workouts. 
Strength training sessions. 
All in addition to my norm. 

I'm excited!!!
Are you?!?

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor Frankl


  1. Oh friend, thank you for sharing your heart, even when it's the hard stuff. The last few weeks have been super tough for me, emotionally and mentally. And I am finding more and more how much those 3 things (God, exercise and eating cleaner) have such an impact on me. This season of being a mama to little ones is hard, but God is bigger and He is stronger. I am leaning on that. I am excited for you to keep sharing some of the stuff you are learning and doing!!

  2. This is so good! Thank you for sharing your heart. Doing those three things you mentioned are so key in my life to whether my days go well or are just blah. I'm proud of you, and I'm praying for you!


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