"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. So take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
The leader's joy is the success of change, the evidence of progress and the actualization of a better life. If you really want to be something then at first try to be at least. But don't try to be at most in the first step. Every single thing can change for the better, no matter however hard it is.” #touchoflovewellness#notetoself#words#positivemind#wordsofwisdom#foodforthought
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Painting With A Twist 🌀🖌
It’s Always Good To Broaden Your Skills In Different Areas & Variety 💭 #FoodForThought
It’s Also A GREAT Stress Reliever 😂🙌🏾
LOOKING AT OTHER PEOPLE AS IF THEY’RE VENDING MACHINES FOR YOUR PLEASURE.
Right, I’m going there.
Deep into that tempting, sugary sweet hole.
Consider for a moment your interactions with people around you, how are you actually relating to others when going about your day?
How are you viewing the people you come into contact with. Are you seeing them as people, or what you want from them? What desires or impatience are you projecting on to them from your own naughty little private needs?
This can range from looking at a barista in a coffee shop as someone who is purely there to deliver you your morning fix, to seeing someone as a walking bank note, to seeing that girl you’ve been dating as the person to finally deliver you from that simmering, unfaltering, childhood-reared fear of loneliness and insecurity. Who cares that she’s a real human imperfect person, with real ideas and needs...? None of this is cool kids.
It isn’t fair or kind to the people we are using,
& it’s getting us personally nowhere.
No one owes us anything, and the more we look at people as these almighty deliverers of pleasure and satisfaction, we stray further from trusting ourselves to be our own providers and leaders.
Guess what - if you put your personal satisfaction into the hands of someone else, at some point now or in the future, they’re gunna drop it, and it’s gunna make a mess. It’s heavy, you’ll weigh them down, when it ain’t even their responsibility to carry it.
The hunger is insatiable if we are always trying to feed it from outside. And we end up hurting a lot of innocent people. Check yo’self. Instead of thinking ‘what am I getting from this person’ consider, ‘how can I be of service to this person?’🍩 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Is it obvious you love God? Do you show it by loving others? John 13:35 says they will know you by your love. Can people tell you are a Christ follower simply by how you love? Who have you shown love to today?
"Remember those nights of laughter and cheers. You and your special one were having a great time over a cup of coffee, enjoying the cold weather, staring at each other's eyes and you feel grateful you have this person in your life."
I really like this sweet little watercolor sketch I got at #artunder100. I often feel anxious and resist my emotions as they rise to the surface. I feel embarrassment as if emotions signify a lack of composure. But this image makes me feel like being present with my feelings—working with instead of against them—is more masterful. Powerful even. Her hair defies gravity even as she flushes. As her emotions swell, she does not look out in fear, she looks calmly within. #foodforthought
One of my most favorite parts of the Black Belt journey is that we never stop learning just because we received it, we never stop developing because of having it and we will never be perfect but that's the art of continual growth🥋🖤 .
I like the idea of having the determination and motivation to push yourself to be better then you ever thought was possible so that when you look back you say "wow look at how much I've grown" 😊
DEZ 2016 - Listening to my body, eating what it felt right.
DEZ 2017 - Using an app to count macros and calories
DEZ 2018 - Eating whatever I want, whenever I want.
So, here’s a little bit of my story with food.
In 2016, almost 2 year into my fitness journey, I was doing what had always worked for me. Listen to my body, eating what it asked for, when it asked for. I was training outside & eating salads, meat, soups, vegetables, nachos, chocolate and fries whenever I wanted or felt right. No guilt. Not taking any supplements 🍃. I was extra skinny, but happy with myself.
In 2017 I started going to a regular gym. Watching all those people lifting heavy weights and drinking colorful liquids while they were training. Asking me questions and telling me what to do.
I’ve always liked experimenting things, so I decided I was gonna try dieting and taking supplements. That was working for other people, so why not try…
So I got on a DIET. I got myself a food scale and used the app myfitnesspal to count calories and macros. I was counting calories of a kale leaf.
I thought about food all day long. What I ate, what I didn’t, how many calories I had left. Taking whey protein, glutamine, creatine, carnitine and whatever else the book I read said I should take. Checking my weight every morning.
Food and numbers was all I could think of ALL DAY LONG. At night, after reaching my numbers, I’d eat whatever was in front of me, then feel guilty about it and force myself to throw up. That made by body retain water and get super bloated. It happened much more often that I’d like to admit. 🤕
In 2018 I’ve taken my awareness back and said f*** dieting, f*** numbers. I don’t care what other people say I should do, or if they are stronger or leaner than me.
Doing what other people are doing has never been one of my qualities anyways.
I went back to my outdoor training and eating clean 95% of the time. The other 5% I’ll have chocolate, ice cream, lollipop, or whatever if I feel like it, NO GUILT. I workout and eat healthy enough to enjoy a delicious sugary dessert once in a while and feel great! HAPPIER THAN EVER 😃
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