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God’s grace is sufficient Gym day 6 again!


Good evening lovely people,

If you didn’t catch that, I didn’t make it to the gym yesterday. Yes, I was all ready to go and then I got a flat tire in our wonderful Indiana snow. Due to my brilliant driving skills in inclement weather I ran into a curb, but thankfully, the air slowly released from the tire and it didn’t completely go flat until I got off of the highway. So after waiting almost 3 hours for AAA who they were too busy to show up, my wonderful stepfather and brother had my tire changed and had me back on the road, but far too late to go to the gym. But, I definitely made it today. And it felt good. Me and the kiddo got our cardio and strength training end. Then I went home and made another delicious smoothie.
Mango/Strawberry Smoothie:

1 cup of Oatmeal
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of sliced strawberries
1 cup of sliced mango
1 cup organic 2% milk
1/2 cup organic plain low fat yogurt
1 whole banana
Honey to taste, about 1 Tbs

I tasted it first without the banana and it was very bland, so since I love banana I threw it end and it was delish!

You really can throw any fruit or vegetable in a blender and mix it with healthy stuff like oatmeal or whey powder, or I’ve heard people use chia seeds, but I haven’t tried that yet. It’s on my list to try and I’ll let you know.

I’m also doing this #30DYC (yoga challenge) on Instagram. You can find me @ValleyDlights. It’s just each day a group of yogis post one pose a day and you copy that pose and snap a pic and post it. It’s pretty cool, because I really wanted to take some yoga classes, so I’ll see how this challenge works out.

So, goodnight, I’m exhausted, you know, end of the week, and all that.


And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. (Mark 12:30 KJV)





I’m baaaaaacccckkkkk!


Well, well, well…Good afternoon lovely people,

Did I miss anything? I’m sure I missed a ton of wonderfulness from the blogosphere. But, I can tell you I’ve been a little busy myself, with none other than stress, work, stress, life, stress, health out of control, and depression. Sounds like fun right?!?!? Well not too much. I’m still working my 9 to 5, nothing new there but another corporate take over. I swear I’ve been there over 5 years and we’ve changed hands every year, smh. And I’m just there sitting at my desk going along for the ride. My motto, in this economy, ‘Riding Til the Wheels Fall Off’. My only options are waiting for a buyout, opening my own bakery/country antique shop, or hitting the lottery. Or a combination of the three would be fabulous!!!!

Anyway, my main concern that’s occupying most of my head space is my current transition stage. I’m currently staying with my parents with the bright idea that I’ll be able to pay off bills, save money, and find a cheaper place than where I had been living at the past 4 years. Well, that process is going slower than planned. I’ve been with my parents for the past 3 months now and I haven’t been able to save a dime yet. I keep telling myself that 2014 will be better and I truly believe that (seriously). So, everything I own is packed up and in storage, so I can’t sew, bake, or do anything creative and that’s like telling a cat they can’t meow!!!!! Ok, maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s killing me slowly inside.

Meanwhile, I’ve been gaining weight. So, I took the last week of December off to start on my “Always New Year’s Resolutions” but this year I’m calling it “Lifestyle Change 2014”!!!! I got a membership to Planet Fitness, I paid for some boxing lessons (training-no sparring) at Title boxing Club, and I’m getting some inspiration at home from my daughters, from Instagram @MankoFit and @LauraSykora, to eat clean, stay active, and try some yoga as well. Oh, and let’s not forget the ever emcompassing Pinterest (LOVE). I’m pretty excited!!!! So much excitement that I had to get back to blogging! Yes, you, whomever you are, if you’ll bear with me. Join me on my journey, a journey of a lifetime, where I’m determined, motivated, encouraged, and excited to change my mind, my body, and my outlook on life. I started at the gym, but I’m going to incorporate daily scripture for motivation and wisdom, eating healthier, and loving those around me more, you know showing others the love of Christ. So bear with me, I’ll be posting some pretty graphic and ugly stuff (all my work-in-progress photos, lol) and as much motivational stuff I can find to get me to my goal, which is; growing in Christ (first and foremost), weight loss (60 lbs in a year), no more meds (depression/HBP/pain/migraine/diet pills), eating healthy, and becoming financially stable.

Who’s with me?!?!?



‘but Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26