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.”
Here are five things that make me feel aware and empowered…
Tunes that inspire!
If you’re anything like me, then sometimes you just need to blare the upbeat music to help get you through a tough and/or long workout. One of my go-to albums are the “Top Hits Workout Mixes“. Perhaps this is lame, but I love them because they are remixed to have a constant, up-beat pace.
Stop and picture for a moment someone who has inspired or motivated you to do better, be better, and move better. Now, picture someone who you’d like to motivate. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to find something small to give to someone to help encourage them?
Every vacation I think, “Yes! I’m going to have so much time to blog, organize, and clean!” Yet, every vacation the opposite seems to be true. Why?! This time around, I’ll blame it on my Caribbean and Pacific Coast vacations. I have spent a lot of time with loved ones making memories; zip-lining, swimming in caves, horseback riding, snorkeling, etc. To say the least, it’s been a blast! “Sounds amazing Steph, but how has your nutrition and running been going?” I hear you asking. Well…
Have you ever wished you had a jar of money at the end of the year to spend on some new running shoes, workout clothes, or a nice weekend getaway? Well, why not pay yourself for every mile you run, walk, or crawl!
I can’t remember where I originally saw this idea, but I immediately loved it and thought, “Yes, I’ve got to do that!” I perused the Internet looking for a label that was ready to be printed, but couldn’t find one. I, therefore, made one myself and thought I would then make it available for you! Continue reading →