"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. 💡 - Fredrick Koeing #powerofpositivity
Type YES if you agree.
No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together.
I Love this drawing room most likely in London taken off the divine video strories of @kewplantsman. I love a multilayered English style room.. nothing matching , muted lighting , books , flowers , interesting textiles . It turns out it’s owner is Zimbabwean @min_pin16 and not English at all .. bear in mind us African girls know how to put a room together !! I also see photographs framed on tables. This is a very English thing to do and also something I did. Watch The Crown .. framed photographs everywhere .Now 99.9 % of my photographs are stowed in my iPhoto library or in boxes.. the silver frames mostly gone except in my library .. I’m just wanting clear surfaces at this time in my life. Ive read and been told energetically it’s very important to have happy positive loving family photographs in ones house ..so I have them in my bedroom and dressing room on a cork board.. my loved family beams down on me a few times a day as I get dressed .. Ive been told that a very happy photograph can lift and change an unhappy energy in a room. I spent sometime with a beloved spiritual person who decorated energetically ... ie the paint colours were chosen for the vibrational energy and healing qualities .. so were the rather strange looking fabrics she chose. So it may have been healing but it wasn’t fashionable or chic. She always asked my advice but never took it ! On one occasion she used a very joyful photograph of one of my daughters to “heal” a room she worked in . I was totally fascinated by this idea. There is a lot of things going on in this world that we don’t understand but I love to think and believe a beautiful , loving and joyful photograph can emanate it’s own positive force in a space and create positivity to the person witnessing it. #englishstyle#multilayered#suzani#ikat#positivity#healing#joyful#healing#powerofpositivity#thepowerofphotography
You cannot dream too big enough. So dream big, dream better. Have a dream that stretches you beyond your limits.
Dreams that before you get them, you're already a better person character-wise.
If you want anything good in life, anything remotely better than what you used to know or have, it will require you to step out of your comfort zone.
Nothing good comes easy, the same goes for success. You must be willing to sacrifice the comfort of today for the success, joy and fulfilment of your dreams tomorrow.
So, what better way to spend a Saturday morning than with the kind folks at @liveleanrx_milfordct getting my Resting Metabolic Rate, or RMR tested!! What is RMR? This is a measure of the calories you burn at rest, no activity. Why get it tested? If you've competed, are thinking about dieting, or need to calculate food macros to meet your goal, this is the most accurate way to determine your exact needs. Test is $150, and totally worth it ( all you guys and gals spending $1500 on bags and shoes, go get it lol👀👀) I really debated sharing my results, as I was very, very upset ( crying upset, which is rare for this happy gal😓) . They are low, and I mean super low, not what you'd expect of an athlete who can lift my weights. ....yet is common in athletes who have been cut too long, or too hard for shows. I knew with a resting heart rate of 47, and the ability to run 5 miles without sweating my metabolism had adapted, I just didn't know the severity. I am 27% below what you'd expect to see in a woman of my height and weight, let alone someone who lifts heavy 5/6x a week.
RMR=1051 calories ....yup THAT'S IT
So, why am I not fat? Well, with my activity level and lifting we calculated I likely burn close to 1900cal plus a day...i am also very accountable and still weigh foods with high caloric content etc.
What remains is still that my previous cutting program has adapted and slowed my metabolism ( notice I didn't say "DAMAGE"...NO such thing). A responsible program should not include calories below the medically supervised red box in picture 2, which I was put in with extreme exercise. 💖💖🌅Why am I kind of happy this happened to me? Millions of women and men are in this spot after chronic dieting and exercising...their body's have adapted and lowered their genetic setpoints. All other factors aside like thyroid ( my tsh is 0.8, good there), I am so happy to share this part of my journey. No matter the diet preference, there are 3 steps out of this:
1. Eating 2. Lifting heavy, heavy things 3. Stay happy, keep cortisol low.
I'm getting retested in 3 months, and I will SHOW you RMR can be raised, you can stay lean doing it, happy, and fueling your body.
So today I had the pleasure of a styling session with the fabulous @houseofcolourfionaingham 😍🌈 so much great advice and I’m looking forward to sorting out my wardrobe and my style for 2018! If you are London based check out Fiona who covers both colour and style workshops 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I AM SEXY.
YEP, you read that right. In the past I have struggled with owning my sexuality and feeling confident and comfortable in the skin I'm in.
But today I choose differently.
Something I don't really talk about is being sexually abused as a child.
But if I'm going to be real, raw and honest I need to own my story. EVERY part of it.
I'm not looking for sympathy, I'm just looking to share my story.
It's honestly something that effects my confidence in the bedroom.
In the past I've felt weird about embracing my sexiness. But not anymore I'm choosing fucking differently.
As much as it sucks that I went through what I did, I would NOT choose differently.
I'd rather it have been me than my sisters. I don't think I could have taken it if it happened to them instead of me.
My spirit guides told me I came out a fighter and that I am strong and I know that's why I'm ok with this. I AM OK.
It may be hard, but I am stronger and I am me BECAUSE of my story. It makes me, me.
I have been through some bullshit in my life and even though every time I am in it, it feels like hell - I am grateful for it all.
You read that right, I am GRATEFUL.
BECAUSE of my story I am here, today, with a platform.
I can make a difference. I can do all of the things.
I wanna know, what are your I am statements?
Join me today at 10:30 to learn about the #SheSocialChallenge ! Join my group by clicking on my link in my bio! Sending you all love and light.
Don't ever forget, life is happening FOR you. Not to you. You got this babe.💗💗💗
@alexdonoso111: I don't ever train chest, so I really don't know what to do.
Me: WHAT AN EXCELLENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY! You gon' learn today!
Great work as usual, Alex. I'm glad that you got your friggin butt to the @houseofgainzgt and TRAINED! Too much slackin off with that @lesfit.britt_mvp character hahaha. IT'S SATURDAY! GO GET OFF OF YOUR BUTTS! GETCHA SOME AND GROW BABY GROW!
Yesterday I closed on my first house ever. It was a long and very stressful process. But I feel really happy that I did it. I’m really excited for this new chapter in life for me. Please come visit! I’ll post more as I move and arrange.
My Aunt gave me a gift when I was supposed to graduate from law school but unexpectedly didn't. I did graduate a few months later.
Her gift matches this so very well. "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." It was a simple gift but I look at it everyday and I'm grateful I have such a simple reminder to tap into my [our] individual talents and find a path that works for me [us as humanity]. We all have strengths and weaknesses. We all have something to share to make our corner of the universe a little bit better.
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