DFIT Forever!

I support DFIT because I am living-proof that it doesn’t matter what age, fitness level, food hoarder or frame of mind you’re in, they work with everybody! lol

DFIT is a way of life.  It’s fitness, meal planning, building a productive environment and therapy. Best of all,  it’s Virtual!  It helps you to stop, think, plan and focus on what’s important in your life.  Demetrius and Andrea work with your environment, your body, your food and your mind.  They partner with you.  You are not on your own.  They are available to you with answers to your questions, comments, complaints and encouragement.  http://www.dfittransformation.com

I support DFIT because I am living-proof that it doesn’t matter what age, fitness level, food hoarder or frame of mind you’re in, they work with everybody! lol    I am pleased with my progress and will continue to work hard to maintain the lifestyle that I am accustomed to right now.  I’ve come a long way, baby!  http://www.dfittransformation.com

If you’re looking to maintain your life or change your life, it can only be done with commitment AND discipline.  We live in a world where we don’t know what can happen day to day.  Why let fear of the unknown keep you from making a better life for yourself.  I’m not talking about money or material things, I’m talking about life.  The life you wish to live for a long time by taking care of yourself, building your immune system and being at peace.  http://www.dfittransformation.com

The systems they create are just for you, are about you and no one else and they change as you change.   Be encouraged! Two years I’ve been with DFIT and virtual.  For 1 year I’ve been working out at home. It’s hard to see success up close, but from a distance,  it’s visible and attainable.  I believe in you! Now believe in yourself!💖 We got this!

http://www.dfittransformation.com

Worthy

I’ve been on vacation this week and I haven’t been following my regular at home schedule.  So I have missed some of my daily devotions with God.

I had a moment this morning that made me realize that “you don’t have to be perfect to follow God”.  In fact,  God would rather us be broken, torn to pieces, battered, bruised, shaken, scared and a bunch of other not so lovely things, so He gets the glory for saving our behinds.

The story!

My grandson and I were traveling to meet my old high school friend for lunch.  We had to drive over the “Cape Fear River Bridge” that separates Wilmington, NC from Leland, NC and beyond.  This bridge has a grated part in the middle that is lifted when a big boat or barge needs to go under it.  As we are going over the bridge, traffic is heavy for two lanes on each side.  We are beside a tractor trailer at times as well as other vehicles.  As we are all on the last grated part, traffic is stopped because of the traffic light that is ahead.  We all start to slow down expect the tractor trailer who is beside us.  He slams on his brakes, skids to stop, I say, “Lord, help us” and slow down myself.  The tractor trailer comes to a stop, doesn’t fish tale into my lane or hit the person in front of him.  Praise God!  I told my grandson, “Only but God, only but God!” We thanked God all the way to our destination.

I had felt guilty for not including God in my vacation routine.  I was not consistent in indulging in His word like I am at home.  But He is not me!  Thank you, Jesus for being you!  He is always on time!  He is always with us!  He is always protecting us and loving us and providing for us.  There is no way, I mean, no way, my grandson and I and all those other people would have made it out without anything happening without God being there at that moment.

I love the way God loves me, in my mess or no mess.  He loves me so much even when I’m not consistent, not on time, not loving, not perfect!  He loves me and will always, always love me!  If you don’t know God the way I do, you are missing out on a loving, caring Heavenly Father who wants to get to know you!  Talk to Him, He is waiting to talk to you!  He created you and He knows you!  Let Him love you and feel His love for you today!

Advice Through the Decades

I have only lived four actual decades, but I’m starting on my fifth.  When thinking about what got me through each one, I thought I would share them with you.

Decade one:  Believe in who you are!  You have great abilities that you don’t even know about yet.  Just do you and trust in God’s plans for your life.

Decade two:  It’s okay to be different!  Follow your own path and heart!  You are made for greatness. Just do you and trust in God’s plans for your life.

Decade three:  Life is hard. Sometimes you already know what decision you need to make before you actually make it.  Set goals and go after them no matter who is against you. Always believe in yourself. Just do you and trust in God’s plans for your life.

Decade four:  Dream! Dream BIG!  Let God change your heart to serve others, not yourself.  Don’t be materialistic! Share your stories with others. Become a light in the darkness so that others can find their way.  Just do you and trust in God’s plans for your life.

Decade five:  Have fun! PLAY!  Believe you are created for much more than where you are and what your doing now!  Believe in people, not things. Create an environment in your life that invites others to want what God has placed inside of you.  Set goals bigger than what you could ever hope to accomplish on your own because you know that God will go BIG on you! Just do you and trust in God’s plans for your life.

As the decades grow, so does the advice.  It grows because your wisdom has grown. You know more, therefore you can accomplish more and create more.  I pray that you will have many years to know how much God loves you and wants to create in you great advice to give to others who will need it.  Just do you and trust in God’s plans for you life!

Turning 50

In one month from today, I will turn the big 5 0 (May 7).  I am very excited! I know there are alot of people who wouldn’t be, but I have a lot of reasons for being excited!

Age 0-20

I had an awesome childhood.  I grew up in big family with two parents who lovingly cared for us. We traveled to different places, played outside with friends, went to church, ate dinner at home. Learned respect and social skills, how to fight, cry when I couldn’t fight, fall in love and out of love.  Made an awesome circle of friends, went to college, learned to drive, learned to work.

Age 20-30

This was not the greatest time of my life.  I made some bad choices (children, marriage, divorce), in that order. Things I’m not real proud of. But if I had not made these choices, I wouldn’t have my two wonderful daughters and grandson.  I wouldn’t have learned what I like and don’t like in a relationship.

Age 30-40

Life is hard as a single mom with two small children.  But I was always independent and positive. I went back to school (Teacher), I worked two or three jobs( workaholic), I provided for my girls, raised them to believe they could be anything they wanted as long as they worked hard for it and did whatever it took to make sure we survived.  

Age 40-50

This is the best part of my life so far.   My girls grew up, I was blessed with a wonderful grandson, I became a great teacher ( with experience, of course), I worked as a summer camp counselor (which I love, 5 years), I became a Children’s Author (published), I take adventures, go places, travel out of the country (Honduras mission trip).  I make sure to be intentional with everything I do; consistent, routine and self-discipline.

Age 50+

I want to make an impact!  I want to make someone feel like their the most important person in the room at that very moment.  I want to encourage, inspire, love, motivate, influence, share wisdom and knowledge, play, be bold, fearless and brave!

 

Turning 50 will be so awesome most importantly because  I don’t look 50 and I certainly do not feel 50. I believe the latter part of my life will be so awesome and I’m glad you’re a part of it.  Thanks for sharing it with me!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day where love is shown, but everyday should be a day we show our love.  Love should not be saved for special days.  It should be something we do all the time, without thinking and without expecting something in return.  

1 Corinthians 13 is scripture that is referenced to when talking about love.  I grew up knowing it was the “Love Chapter” and my mom made me memorize it.  I want you to re-read the verses and replace your name where the word “Love” is.  Can you say you really know how to love?

3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.  Love doesn’t strut,  Doesn’t have a swelled head,  Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. (The Message)

True love only comes from God.  He is the one who loves unconditionally.  He loves us unconditionally.  If we are following God and learning His ways, we should also strive to love unconditionally.  Love is shown in many different ways:  a smile, touch, hug, candy, flowers, dinner, phone call, note, letter, text, voicemail, time, etc.  Let someone know how much you love them today, because you are not promised tomorrow.

Home

Home as always been the place I can go where I feel safe and secure.  It is the place where love abounds.  It’s where it is always a mess of toys and dirty dishes.  It’s a place of wonder and questions.  It’s a place of “who done it” and “nobody”.

Home is where you can be you without the judgement of others.  It’s where it is warm from the cold and cool from the heat.  It is where all your most prize possessions reside.  It’s where you can stay and never leave.  It’s where tears are shed and hearts are healed.  It’s where love is found and happiness survives.

Home is where memories are made and remembered.  It’s where water is wasted and experiments become creations.  It’s where learning takes place and character is made. It’s where forgiveness is rendered and grace still flows.

Home is where you invite your friends and grow your relationships.  It’s where you hold tight those you love and never let go.  It’s where you sleep to dream and dream to live.  It’s where you grow old and move on and someday be remember by the “home” you created.

 

Even When………

Even when I can’t see it,

They are learning.

Even when I can’t feel it,

they are learning.

I know I want it now

But someday, somehow…….

Even when I think I’m failing,

They are learning.

 

I wrote this poem after testing all week and all day.  My brain was tired, my body was tired, and when I saw the growth my students had made.  I was scared!  I worked really hard everyday, every week, everyday off, every holiday to improve my teaching and find ways to reach the hardest students.  I know this, too, is YOU!  

Teacher, you are inspiring, lovable, inspirational, incredible, awesome and a hero!  You put yourself on a front line everyday!  You don’t know from day to day what your students are learning no matter how hard you try teaching it.  But there comes a day, you can actually see your hard work pay off.  You can actually see your student’s hard work pay off.  It will happen!  You are more than what parent’s see.  You are more than what society sees.  You are more than what the world sees.  You are wonderfully and beautifully made for this PURPOSE, your PURPOSE……………. To be a TEACHER!

 

I am proud to stand with you!   Congratulations!!!

You Inspire Me

You inspire me to think ahead

Of the future that could be.

You inspire me to want to see

What you already see in me.

 

You inspire me to believe

That things could change.

You inspire me to feel

Something wonderful and something strange.

 

You inspire me to write

All the words I cannot say.

You inspire me to speak

Of love and relationships that one day….

 

Will inspire me to think, want, believe, feel, write and speak of

A greater thing that will happen because

You inspire me!

Guest Blogger

Hey, go check out my latest guest blog on my friend, Holly Myers’ website @hollyhmyers.com.  It’s called The Matriarch.  It talks about women who lead!  You will love it and be blessed!

Here’s the link:  http://hollyhmyers.com/the-matriarch/#more-882.

Two Words 2018

Every year I choose one word along with all the other people who choose one word to work on during the new year.  During our life groups (bible study groups), we create momentos to remind us of the one word we choose or God chooses for us.

This year, I prayed asking for God to give me my word because of course He would know what I need!  Well, he gave me trust, love, believe, hope and faith!  I kept seeing these words everywhere, sometimes together and sometimes separate.  It drove me crazy!

This morning in church, where I always have time to listen to God and after really contemplating the words he gave me, We together came up with two words.  Two words that encompass trust, love, believe, hope and faith.  My two words for 2018 are Seek Him!  Two words, one thought!  Wow!

Seek Him in prayer, family, relationships, business, serving, church, children, worship, friends, purpose, dreams, praise and scripture.  Seek Him for every area of my life.  Pure obedience to God!  It has been my desire for so long now to really know who God is and what His promises mean for me.  I’m glad He knows my heart and chooses words that are just for me. Boy, do I need that.

I hope you Seek Him and ask Him to help you find your word if you’re choosing to have one.  Remember He has your best interests at His heart.  If you follow him, he will lead you to unbelievable places where you will meet remarkable people and live an incredibly abundant life!  

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20.

Happy New Year!