This past week was roughhhhhh. I had a killer cold & didn’t have any energy to meal prep or workout.
I ended up picking up food before work & sleeping in until I had to get ready for work. I felt like I was back in my old habits & boy did I find myself feeling how I did before.
I felt beyond bloated, nauseous from all the added sugar & salt, & didn’t feel comfortable in my skin.
My skin also broke out & was extremely oily.
It’s crazy how this was how I ate before starting focusing on my health. Eating fast food or ordering take out was the norm for me.
What I did do this time though was cut my food in half. Typically foods we order are massive portions. So I’m glad I portioned it out.
Thinking about what to order & figuring out what was close to work is exhausting. I was over having to worry about it. I love having my meals planned & prepped beforehand. It makes life soooo much easier and saves time, money, & energy.
Last night I meal prepped & I’m soooo excited to get back into the swing of things.
I love how I feel with my routine. I have a lot more energy, clear skin, & feel comfortable in my skin. I also feel a lot stronger & more productive with my time.
Having access to simple recipes with a cooking show makes things so much easier too! I’m not a chef lol so being able to visually see how to make meals makes it simpler & eliminates me wondering if I’m doing it correctly.
On the menu this week:
Superfood shake with fruit, peanut butter, and granola
Lunch & dinner:
Max & cheese mixed with broccoli
Veggie burger with sweet potatoes & asparagus
Green beans or carrots with hummus
watermelon or banana
Beverages: water & coffee
Do you order food or meal prep??
We CANNOT WAIT to pack the Where?House Gallery again with a sea of YOGIS!⠀
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January 19th 4:30pm-6:00pm⠀
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4 hours ago
Maintaining my happiness has propelled its way to the top of my priority list. This point in time right now is probably the happiest and most confident I’ve ever felt about myself and I don’t plan on letting that go. I’m just going to keep building from here!
To whoever needs to hear this: • Try something new or do something that scares you like booking that trip, going rock climbing or attending a spin class,
• Go out to random places and meet new people (likeminded or not, you can always make friends or have stimulating conversations with strangers), • Read more about topics that interest you, listen to podcasts, watch TED Talks, • Make some time for self-reflection, meditation and daily affirmations (be open and do not underestimate how powerful they are)
• Hangout with your friends, but also go see the movie or concert you wanna see even if no one can go with you, enjoy your own company! • Work hard, save and prioritize so you can spend more time doing what you love
• Make a damn smoothie, wear sexy lingerie, dance your ass off or do whatever it is that makes you feel good because YOU LOVE YOURSELF AND YOU DESERVE IT
No one is going to live your life better than you can. Just work on yourself and everything and everyone vibrating at the same frequency and positive energy will naturally gravitate towards you.
What do you need to just do? Comment below...
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“إن الله يحب إذا عمل أحدكم عملا أن يتقنه”⠀
I love the idea behind mastery and of doing something so well that it becomes a thing of goodness and beauty in this world. I love imagining a world where each one of us does what he does beautifully... sigh. ⠀
One of the main reasons I decided to embark on the BintBattuta Diaries journey was to give tribute to and be inspired by masters of their craft. Those who practice their skills and do their thing quietly, day in day out. Their work becomes even more powerful and meaningful when it’s done in God’s name and as a service to His Creation. ⠀
May we be of the blessed to know and nurture our gifts as well as our intentions to love and to serve in God’s Light 💚💫⠀
كتير بحب فكرة إتقان الشيء لدرجة إنو يضفي الخير والجمال في هدي الحياة. وبحب كمان أتخيل عالم كل واحد فينا بيعمل أي عمل بيقدم عليه بإحسان.⠀
واحد من أهم الأسباب اللي خلتني أبدأ رحلة مدونة بنت بطوطة هي شكر وأخذ الإلهام من الحرفيين اللي أتقنوا حرفهم وتعبوا واشتغلوا بإخلاص وصمت وأبدعوا. وشغلهم بيصير إله معنى أعمق وتأثير أقوى لما يعملوا بنية عمارة أرض الله وخدمة خلقه. ⠀
يارب الله ينعم علينا ونعرف نقاط قوتنا ومواضع مهاراتنا وانميها وانجدد نوايانا إنو انحب ونخدم بنور الرحمن 💚⠀
5 hours ago
self-care is rarely easily. .
it requires a brutal level of honesty.
to see the good. bad. and ugly within yourself. .
to understand why you are the way you are. and do things the way you do.
to recognize those that don’t deserve a spot in your world even when letting them go hurts a like a mother effer. .
to be brave enough. and strong enough. to use your voice when others want you to stay silent.
to own up when you have messed up and know you can and will do better.
self-care is rarely easy.
but the good things never are.
Stop waiting for the sign + start recognizing your desire for the sign IS THE SIGN.
4 hours ago
Are you working your dream?
I know I have been a bit intermittent lately- and I’m ready to be consistently intentional to help people reach their health and financial goals!
Wins wins wins!
Let’s talk about celebrating your wins?
If you’re like me and go from one project to another and forget to take time to celebrate the small and the big wins? Let’s STOP for a second, and reflect on these. Small or big, is a MOVE in the right direction. And a failure is simply a win because you’ve tried something and now know it’s not the way.
Over to you! If you’re a journaling girl, take a moment to sit today with this thought. And if you’re not, pull out a blank page on your notes section of your phone, and think about this.
My three wins this year are...
When we reflect, we get to see where we were, and how far we’ve come. Don’t underestimate the journey. There is a learning in the process; if we can only stop and see it.
So before we head to the week of Christmas, spend some time on this reflection.
Something is only more real when we give it a name and acknowledge it.
So want to share a win here?! 👇🏼go ahead, and I’ll celebrate with you! If you want to share it in your stories, tag me @monica.d.r so I can high five you too! 🙌🏼
“If you want to have more, you have to become more. Success is not something your pursue. What you pursue will elude you; it will elude you; it can be like trying to chase butterflies. Success is something you attract by the person you become. For things to improve, you have to improve. For things to get better, you have to get better. For things to change, you have to change. When you change, everything changes for you.” – Jim Rohn
55 minutes ago
For years, I denied the diversity and duality of my anointing because it didn’t quite fit the mold of traditional ministry. I thought that being in ministry meant preaching in the pulpit only.
Here’s the truth....As you use your gifts for God, He’ll make room for you in whatever capacity you’re willing to be used.
Today, I ministered @rcclarksville. Tomorrow, I’ll be returning to @kenwood_knight_nation to pour into the youth. The clip in this post is from the first time I taught the entire business economics class how to turn their social media fun into funds.
This time I’ll be participating in a shark tank experience for the business economics class.
As you continue to surrender to God, He’ll multiply everything you place in His hands.
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50 minutes ago
Your #bearmode content helps them SEE you.
Your #supermode content helps them RESPECT you.
Your #sparklemode content helps them LOVE you.
Your #wildmode content helps them BUY your stuff.
Talk to your people on all the days, in all your modes.
It will make the world of difference.
#soulmodes #contentcreation #soulmodesalessequences @soulmodes
PS: Soul Modes mentor training is happening. Message me.
Every parent wants to be able to spend more time with their family. Most struggle to create a income. Some have found a way to build their empire around their family. #sahd#sahm#lifestyle#designyourlife#createyourlife#success #healthtransfor… http://bit.ly/2YNC6fl pic.twitter.com/4GchX5FvRE
Remember the times I've stressed that healthy living does not have to be hard? Toss the toys in the tub with Thieves Cleaner & voila?! Here's another time saver - Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak. I LOVE this stuff. It's no secret that half our groceries are purchased in the produce section...I've gotten looks & comments numerous times before. It's important to me though that our bodies are fueled with top quality, fresh foods. One way I ensure my kids are getting that is by ensuring their fruits and veggies are cleaned appropriately. To do that we follow this simple process - purchase fruits & veggies, fill sink, add Thieves Soak, add produce and let sit. Easy as that.
Today when I got home I did just that, added the apples, oranges, broccoli, beans & blueberries and came back after putting all my groceries away, rinsed and into the fridge they went. Simple, simple. Can't beat that right?
Make friends with where you are, with what’s is for you in the now and you will have ease and even joy ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you find wrongness, problem, blame, with where you are, if you try to control, resist or fight what is for you in the present you will suffer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It really is just a choice to change how you see it and the thoughts you have about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Kinesiology can help have more ease with where you are and assist you in gaining acceptance with what is and it’s from there you get to choose what works for you with full perspective.
What happens when Christmas elves sneak into your house while your away!! HUGE ❤ felt thanks for the elves and angels from Preston who have helped create a serious Christmas miracle for 7 local teens.
Bags and bags and bags...and more bags of clothing (like new and new) now fill my front room and hallway! Along with the beginnings of wish list items. A huge wrapping and sorting party are in store!! Holla if you're interested.
I also got to spend time with my own kiddo and some family this weekend. It's always a little sad to leave and coming home to this surprise just extended the joy!
Its beginning to look Alot like Christmas! -------------------------------------------------------
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4 hours ago
9 hours ago
The paradox of “doing great things” is that YOU HAVE TO DO THE THINGS YOU’VE NEVER DONE. What got you here, won’t get you there. That means that YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO BE READY for the life, the job, or the romantic partner you’ve always wanted. You get what you want by BEING THE PERSON WHO CAN RECEIVE IT. This means you have to practice doing the things you’ve never done. The results in our lives are clear indicators of what actions we need to take. If you’re having a hard time finding a romantic partner? Look at how much time you’re spending pushing people away instead of trying to embrace them. Feel like you’re always doing it all alone? Be honest with yourself about how much you’re willing to let others in and be there for you when you need support. TO RECEIVE AN ABUNDANCE OF ANYTHING, you not only have to be a good GIVER, you have to be a good RECEIVER. What can you do today to become the type of person who can receive what they want?
4 hours ago
As this decade is coming to an end, I’ve been reflecting a lot.
It’s pretty amazing what can happen when you surround yourself with amazing, inspiring, like-minded humans...you realize that you have the ability to impact people all over the world and create change ❤️ Love these people, they’ve been with me right from the start of this crazy cool journey.
I can’t wait to see what’s next 🙌🏻 #changeyourmindset#inspiringpeople#changeyourlife#makeanimpact#businessdevelopment
3 hours ago
A little #SundayInspiration and powerful reminder from my devotional a few days ago. Too good not to share....
The grace for your miracle is already available. When you apply your faith, God will supply his grace.
Do you have the faith to receive it?! #finish2019strong
I am looking for atleast 20 women, but more is better to participate in a beta test for an 8 week life design program I am creating. I would need you to participate on Saturday January 4, 2020 from 11am for atleast 8 or more hours. I am located in Irving Texas and you must be local.
I also have two online versions of the program on January 11th, 18th &25th
How does that sound? Send me a DM or respond with your email address in the comments below for more information. The beta test will fill up quickly so Take Action Now!!! #createyourlife
3 hours ago
Just in time to make an EXCELLENT Christmas gift for someone you care about (or #treatyourself), this half-day retreat will see us play with how creativity in your life shows up for you, and where you feel limited or unsure with it.
I've long felt that we don't need to be 'artists' in order to create, so come play and learn about any self-limiting beliefs you may have around your ability to create for yourself!
When: Sunday 16 February 2020
Where: @studioakasa - Level 3, 14 Cox Road, Windsor (Brisbane)
Afternoon tea is provided. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Due to limited space, bookings are essential. Please head to the link in my bio and follow the events tab for more info + to secure your place!
If you’re purchasing as a gift for someone, please feel free to put it in their name and get in contact with me - I can do up a gift certificate and keep it quiet until you’re planning to gift it 😏😊
📷 stunning photography by the lovely @nicoleorlowskiphotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3 hours ago
You’re not going to love everything you do, especially when you start something new! Want to write? Give yourself permission to write terribly. Want to try yoga? Go to a class and stay in child’s pose. Keep creating, keep trying and keep practicing the art of being bad at something! ✨✨ If you’ve been following my wellness posts about our challenge groups and you want to try something new send me a DM for more information ✨✨
1 hour ago
There is nothing more magical than gathering an interesting group of people and enjoying good food, do crazy things together.
#lovelife #instapic#loveoneanother#spreadlove ❤️
The holidays are almost here... don't forget to take a break for a little bit of "me-time" in between all of the gift wrapping, card writing, food prep, decorating, cookie making, kid wrangling and party hosting. A little rest + recharge goes a long way! Share your self-care secrets below! #sundayvibes
“A break from reality. A break from life.” Does it sound familiar?
We find so much comfort in things that temporarily take us away from what our real life situation is.
Whether it be drinking, getting high, going to a rave, or even watching a fantasy movie.
I am certain every person who knows me irl, knows how much I love Harry Potter. I grew up with it. It’s a part of my childhood, and I still read and watch it religiously into my adulthood.
So many of us have taken the Sorting Hat quiz to see which House we belong to. We feel deep down that we wished for that acceptance letter to Hogwarts, and be whisked away from the Muggle World.
We always wish for things outside of our reality, and we find comfort in that.
That is exactly what a vacation is. A break from your real world. We always crave a vacation because we want to not be at work, sit in traffic, to sit in an office, to sit back in traffic again, to go home and be on repeat the next day... and the next day.
And it just absolutely gave me a rude awakening. Why are we living in such a way that we are always desperately waiting for our next vacation? Even worse, we need to “get approval” for it.
Does that not hit you hard in your heart? You want to take a break from your LIFE. That thought hurts me so much.
I cannot do that for the rest of my life. Constantly wishing.
If I am not living a life that I want to be a part of EVERY SINGLE DAY... then I am not doing myself justice.
I deserve it. We all deserve it.
2 hours ago
¡Yo estuve muchísimo tiempo muerta en vida 😵!
¿Te es incómodo, te da dolor en el estómago, frío, miedo, de todo un poco el hacer algo diferente? ¡A mi me ha pasado también!🙋🏻♀️😥
La diferencia de mi ser antes y ahora es la manera en la que respondo a ese nerviosismo, a ese miedo, a esa incomodidad cuando se me presenta la oportunidad de algo nuevo.
Antes simplemente decía que ¡no!🙅🏻♀️ sin importar qué fuese, sin importar si conocía todos los detalles o no. Mis respuestas eran las mismas:
-Eso no es para mi
-No naci para eso
-No tengo tiempo
-No tengo dinero
"...no, no y no"
¡Qué horror! Yo misma me estaba poniendo la soga al cuello, destinandome a una vida de pobreza y no abundancia ni prosperidad. Cerrandome cada puerta, cada oportunidad por la que YO misma clamaba día y noche porque deseaba tener un estilo de vida diferente, hacer algo diferente, ser alguien que deje un legado en esta sociedad, sin embargo se me presentaba algo grande y mi mentalidad mediocre las rechazaba 😓
Hasta que me cansé. ¡Basta ya! 🗣
Me comprometí a leer, leer y leer📚 para transformar mi mentalidad a una positiva➕, de abundancia y prosperidad💰. Me comprometí a transformar mi círculo de amistades👥 por uno lleno de personas con los mismos deseos de crecer que yo. Me comprometí a transformar mi vida diciendo que sí a TODO lo que me acercara a mis metas y sueños sin importar si tenía miedo o no.
Gracias a eso dije que sí a este proyecto maravilloso que cada día me demuestra el potencial que siempre he tenido. Gracias a este proyecto he podido contribuir al crecimiento de familias y jovenes en el área personal y empresarial. Gracias a este proyecto digo que sí a oportunidades que me causan una de nervios intensos como el pararme al frente y compartir mis conocimientos, mi historia.
Sí todavía muchas cosas me dan miedo, pero te digo que mi compromiso a romper con ello es tan grande que por ese impulso de querer decir que no, antes que todo digo que sí y me lanzo.
¿Cuántas oportunidades te has perdido por miedo a salir de tu zona de confort?
#bosslady #bossbabe #createyourlife
Tonight on #bakingwhileunemployed the holiday/travel edition! Currently at my sister’s house in SC and I get to ruin her new kitchen with tons of confectioners sugar! We are REALLY good at decorating cookies.