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Neicy’s In sight
Since the first week of January I’ve been going to the gym. I’ve been on this journey to weight-loss for a while but never incorporated the workouts. Well since my hubby let me change my membership from Fitness19 to planet Fitness I practically go every day. I never thought I’d like something that hurts so bad so good lol. I’m encouraged and determined to win this thing. I’ve also joined a few groups on Facebook for the Fit-Bit tracker and it is truly rewarding to see the diligence in all the members. We all are trying to reach our daily goals in steps, miles, and stair climbs, and I tell you it’s more than a notion, but it’s so much fun in doing it, it keeps me motivated.
I’ve also learned to eat differently and making healthier choices, and getting that water in (I’m not a big water fan) but I’m getting it in. I’ve put down the pop, in fact I’ve been making and drinking those detox waters using fresh fruits and herbs, they are delicious and healthier for me. My goal is to lose at least 150 lbs. by my birthday next year, and I’m going to get there. So far I’ve lost 7 lbs, but I haven’t weighed in a while so who knows where I am now!
I’m not going to weigh in again until the end of this month. Well I’m off to prepare for my gym workout have a great week!
Hello Fabber’s and welcome to 2014, I hope everyone is doing well and staying warm for those who are dealing with these cold temps and snow storms. We here in Michigan is staying above the rim of all the snow thus far. Right after the Christmas holiday I vowed to get in shape this year and start working out at the gym. I had a membership for a few years at Fitness19, but I rarely used it, when I did go in it was always over crowed, so I guess I was discouraged so I joined Planet Fitness in January and have been going pretty much everyday if not every other day and I love it, it’s never crowded the staff is quite pleasant and I love the no judgment free atmosphere. I also began eating healthier and to my surprise I lost 4 pounds in the first two weeks. I’m excited and determined. I have a long way to go to get to my goal weight, but I’m going to get there.
Well we are 3 weeks away from Christmas and I’m so excited about it! I’m still wrapping gifts, but my shopping is pretty much done. I started early October. We are having out of town guest who has never been up North before so this is going to be so much fun, I have lots of fun things for us to do and places to show them, I just hope “I” can keep up and withstand our winter weather. I’m also looking forward to the New Year coming in. There are just so many things I’m looking forward to in the year 2014. I don’t make resolutions, but I’m hopeful for things that I’m praying about. I can’t believe how fast this year went by, and to think my grand daughter will be turning 8 yrs. old next summer wow! well I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year.
“Seek, and listen to God, for HE will teach you and guide you through the obstacles of life!”
Good Morning, the above statement was spoken, and given to me via the Holy Spirit in a dream, I was talking to some people who were in a child like state of mind in other words babes in Christ and as I was speaking to them I could see them maturing in the spirit, and they were being renewed in their minds, body, soul, and spirit because the word spoken was life, giving new life to those who were receiving it. God is wanting us to come up higher in our knowledge of him, of his kingdom, HE is speaking to us in visions and dreams we as the people of God need to really pay attention and get focused in the spirit, and not of the world, make it a point to tap into the spirit realm of God, he is speaking and HE will lead us into all truths as well as the blessings he has in store for us. Amen!
Hi Ladies, I hope you all have been doing well. Me? I’m fine just dealing with life as it comes, my family is great working hard at staying afloat of things. But God is good! My hubby commissioned me to go shopping yesterday for my grand daughter’s Christmas gifts, this little girl really, really, has no needs other than clothes because she is outgrowing everything lol, but he insist on buying her a few toys well not really toys, but games for her Nintendo DS/3D system and she wanted this Hello Kitty duo clock radio, CD player, and a couple of those kits that makes and decorates head bands and other stuff.
Whatever this little girl wants her papa, makes sure she gets it, man I wish I could move him on some things I want like she does lol. He is a great hubby and grandfather. I’ve also been busy writing in my book which is coming along wonderfully. I went yesterday looked at some Christmas trees but didn’t purchase one yet! One of my friends from Georgia is planning to come be with us for the Christmas holiday and I’m so excited,she says she has never been up north before, this will be her 1st time to Michigan and she and her daughter will be coming my hubby and I are so excited. She is originally from Alabama, but moved to Georgia 2 years ago, I only just met her this summer while there visiting my sister and we clicked instantly. She is a friend of a friend and he brought her to my party when he came, she is a sweetheart.
I am so looking forward to her visit, so I’m prepring the place for her and her daughter and looking for things to get the place all festive for the holidays and for their visit.
We are mistake-makers. It is part of being human. Every day, more accurately, every hour, we err. Whether in areas of judgment, precision, or skill — individuals forget to read an entire report, overlook a deadline or rush to the next task without first checking their calendar. In short, we are error-ridden folk. This we have in common. The difference lay in how we handle our mistakes and how we respond to the transgressions of others. Do we write people off, cut them from our life (personally and professionally)? Or in the midst of the heat, do we look for some way to salvage the situation and thereby offer a lifeline to the offender?
As people prone to creating tangled webs of problems (intentionally or not) we have a decision to make. On this barely subconscious level, each person decides whether to offer someone the benefit of the doubt or not. In short mental steps of succession, we've already judged and juried another's transgression or we've offered forgiveness. Depending upon the person who has harmed us (or our project, objective, feelings or ego), we decide. How we determine to lend some measure of compassion or grace is generally a multifactorial proposition. Did we enjoy a good breakfast? Have that second cup of coffee? Was the ride to work uneventful? Did our inbox contain the messages we anticipated? Or none of the above?
Seems petty, doesn't it? Too often we further compound one mistake by meting out added layers of punishment simply to make a point. People generally feel bad enough after making a problematic issue larger. On a practical scope, dredging up an individual's shortcomings does nothing to solve the problem. It's just that it comes so naturally to be critical of another's failings and we're so good at blaming.
Instead of believing the worst about another person (doesn't matter much what they did or didn't do), try extending the benefit of doubt. See how that person responds. Extend trust, both in terms of being able to right the wrong — and by expecting better results for the future. Watch what happens. Individuals who are aware of their shortcomings are already feeling defensive, on the edge, and ready to do battle — in their mind, it's me against the world.
So, a strong offensive stance is required here — offer pardon, grace and some gesture of confidence in their ability to do better. The final word on trust — none of us deserve it, but there's no one who doesn't cherish it and then attempt to live up to another's higher expectation. It's a win-win situation for communities, for businesses, and for families.
A few closing words on trust.
"You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough." Frank Crane
"Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him." Booker T. Washington
"It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust." Samuel Johnson
The next time (and it will be soon) someone wrongs you in some way, take a few minutes to consider the judgment you are making and the blame you are assigning. Are you expecting perfection? How would you like to be treated after your next blunder? Giving others the benefit of the doubt makes the world a better place for everyone.