Friday, November 13, 2015

12 favorite quotes

I don't know about you, but I love a good quote! I have a motivation wall in my gym and am always trying to add inspiration around my house if I need it. I wanted to share some of my favorites.


This is so me!  


Lots of people can agree with this.



Simple yet true                                                                       

                                      Kind of cheesy but good


Motivation/ Inspiration.....



                              I have this one in my house


So those are some quotes that I enjoy and that touch me in some way. What kind of quotes speak to you?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thankful Thursday

It being the month to be thankful, I am doing another installment of Thankful Thursday.
Last week I talked about being thankful for technology. 
I am doing the FB daily thankfulness so I think of what I am thankful for that day and share it on my page.

What am I thankful for.....

I am thankful for the many opportunities that everyone has on a daily basis. I'll list my top 3.

1. To learn

With the advancements of the internet the possibilities are endless when it comes to education. I myself did not go to college, but I know it is expensive and I am not the only one that couldn't afford it. That is not something that has to hold you back from learning. There are free classes online or just free study what ever subject interests you. Go to the library and read, reading is so good for your brain and peace of mind.

2. To serve

Now this one is something that is strongly encouraged in the LDS faith. Serve thy brother and sister, but it should be common place for every one. It feels good to give back and help others. If you are less focused on yourself you can feel less stressed. There are so many people in this world that could use a little lift every now and then. 

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” 
― Mandy HaleThe Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

3. To grow

I am a perfect example of how much a person can grow. I use to be a very hateful person, full of anger. I held onto resentments like they were badges of honor. When people say they found God my father-in-law says "oh I didn't know he was missing" which is cute, but I really did find God and that made me have some serious personal growth.

Gone were the reasons to be angry and forgiveness really frees the soul. I became more excepting of other people and looked for ways to help. I would rather walk away peacefully than pick a fight now (which is huge, if you new me). 

It doesn't have to be through God it can just be. People grow from may things. Tragedy unfortunately can also be a way to have growth or through education. It doesn't matter how you come by it as long as you embrace it.

So those are the things I am thankful for. I hope that it inspires you to think of what you are thankful for.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Project organization

No place to put your mail you say? You just throw your keys on the table! What planet are you from.


My daughter was out shopping with me while I was looking for pictures for my bedroom, when she had mentioned that she needed a mail holder. They have been in their place for over 6 months and they have been just throwing their stuff on the kitchen table.

Seriously!! Who does that? I consider myself the queen of organization and could never live for so long with nowhere for my mail and keys. I can't say that I like my system now but I was OK with it...until I had to start thinking of an idea for her.

So my mind was working with ways to recreate something that she found but was too small and to expensive.

When I came up with the idea, I had no idea how expensive cupboard doors are. Yikes!!
At least that was the chunk of the money spent. I bought a file organizer and hooks, the rest I had.

I would have chose the larger door, but she didn't want it that big so this is what she got.

First, I put on some chalkboard paint. Everything can use a coat of chalkboard paint! 
Then I put in her key hooks, which I snapped off one trying to screw it in. 
Next I screwed in the file holder...through the back. Have I mentioned that my projects never go smoothly. 

Lastly we used some Velcro and attached a can for pens. My daughter is very happy with just plain stuff, no glitter and sparkle for her. I on the other hand find this incomplete. She thinks its fine and will serve it's purpose. 

I would've added a little cork board at least and some fun washi tape on the can. Something more flashy, but it is not mine so I have to be Ok with it. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Whole30 R2 D16

Half way there! The Whole30 experience has been different on round 2. I thankfully didn't have as much of a detox to begin with but I still am not following along with the Timeline. 

Days 16-27: Tiger Blood!
You’ve hit the downhill slope of your Whole30 and life is beautiful—which means different things for different people. For some (generally people who came to the program eating well, exercising regularly, and feeling pretty good to begin with), Tiger Blood means someone flipped a switch and turned on the awesome. Energy is through the roof, cravings are under control, clothes are fitting better, workouts are stronger.
For others, this Tiger Blood stage feels more like a real sense of self-efficacy. It doesn’t mean things are perfect (or even easy), but you’re proving to yourself that you can do this, things are getting better, and you’re seeing improvements (small or large) almost daily. Your energy is steadier, you’ve got a firmer handle on the cravings, and you’re experimenting with new, delicious foods.  You may notice that your ability to focus is keener, your body composition is changing, your moods are more stable, you’re stepping up your exercise, or you’re just plain happier these days.
Of course, this may not happen like magic at the halfway point. There are a huge number of factors that influence which benefits you see and when. If you’re one of those folks who has hit the halfway mark and isn’t seeing or feeling the dramatic changes others have reported*, know this: You’re not doing it wrong. If you began the Whole30 with a medical condition, a long and rooted history of unhealthy food habits, or a chronically stressful lifestyle, your “magic” may take longer to appear, and probably won’t be a “light switch” moment. Don’t stress about whether you’re feeling honest-to-goodness “Tiger Blood”—be patient, and be on the lookout for small, gradual improvements to keep you motivated. Slow and steady still wins this race.
*There really is no such thing as a “typical” Whole30. Honestly. There are just trends and common occurrences. 

I agree with the last paragraph. I am not going to stress because I don't have this tiger blood feeling, but I feel less tired than I did before. I feel more clear headed and less emotionally a mess. There were a couple days that were a little scary, crying one minute and ready to fly off the handle the next. Those days hopefully are behind me.
This morning I was considering that half way would be good enough, because I want some pizza...but I didn't. I think that when I am done I will only reintroduce dairy.