Transformation Tuesday #22

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These pics are 10 years and about 40 pounds apart.

Does a journey always travel in one direction? The answer is no. Therefore, our own health journey does not travel in one direction either. There will be days where we are doing really well; exercising the right amount, eating the right food, having a really great balance in our lives.  But then, there will be days where we fall off the wagon; eating foods we know we shouldn’t be eating, not doing the exercises that we should be doing, and feeling a lack of balance in our crazy lives. Continue reading

Hope is Greater than Fear

This last week my family and I, along with thousands of other Northern California families were evacuated due to potential flooding.  While evacuated, we had so many questions such as, “How long will we be evacuated for?” “Is school/work going to be cancelled for tomorrow, for the whole week?” “How likely is it that we’re going to lose our home and everything in it?” “Are we able to return home to grab some things we have forgotten?” “Are there looters in our neighborhoods breaking into homes?” etc.

Through facing these fears and more, I was reminded by Hope Point‘s pastor that, “Hope is greater than fear.”

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Review: Fitmark Bags – The Shield

Exercise is only part of the equation when it comes to leading a healthy life.  Another big part is nutrition.  I don’t know about you, but when I am not prepared with healthy meals and snacks I tend to grab whatever is closest and it’s usually not the healthiest.  With meal prepping, however, I can be prepared with healthy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks.  When I pack my meals and snacks for the day, I usually pack breakfast, two snacks, and lunch.  Sometimes this becomes too much to fit in my little lunch bag.  Now, with Fitmark’s the Shield, I am able to comfortably pack a whole day’s worth of food into one organized, convenient bag!

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The Shield allows me to access my food either from the top or the front!

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Face to Face Friday #1

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It’s #facetoface #transformation time! There’s about 50 pounds and nearly a decade separating these two faces. I’ll be honest and say that even though I’ve been maintaining my weight loss for about 5 years now, I have the fear of returning to my previous, unhealthy self. When this fear creeps in, I try to battle it with sticking to what I know… running and plant-based eating. The woman on the left most certainly was not exercising nor eating plant based. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I’m far from perfect, still learning, and in it for the journey, not the destination.

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Say it Sunday

*Pictured above is the Sutter Buttes located in Northern California.

**Thank you to Ashley at Confessions of a Working Mum for the “Say it Sunday” idea.