Is it just me, or does anyone else get frustrated with the scale when you start up a fitness routine? . After a few weeks of light workouts, followed by a few weeks off in December, I got back to a more intense gym routine last week. I've done this enough times in my life to know that the first few weeks after getting serious about my workouts can look discouraging on the scale, with the number either stagnant or even (gasp) going up. . In those moments, it is so important to press on (not to mention look beyond the scale). When I first started working out years ago, I struggled to find the motivation to keep going when it looked like nothing was happening. But as with anything, it takes patience and persistence. Don't give up, and you will see results! . Shop your screenshot with the @liketoknow.it app! http://liketk.it/2zoBY #liketkit
Hey there, beautiful Thrivers. I had asked this question several months ago, and so many of you were brave enough to share, I think it’s worth a repost. I think many of us who live with one of the many forms of mental health challenges there are, have things we wish other, especially those close to us, would understand about what it really is & means; in general and for us personally. Although, one source I recently read says, 1 in 6 people are reported to have at least one mental illness. Stats also say that about 75% of people who do suffer from a mental illness do not report it, and are untreated. So that 1 in 6 isn’t even close to an accurate number. I personally know several people I’m close with who fall in that latter population. Mostly due to denial, cultural stigma, fear, ignorance etc... I truly know it’s not easy for all of us to own the fact, and seek treatment, and although we are making headway, the stigma is still alive and kicking. I try my best to help #smashthestigma as often, and as much as possible. We all must, and for those who don’t have an illness, and especially those who have loved ones that do, if you know much about it, please educate yourselves as much as possible, and please don’t judge what you don’t understand. Ok...moving on😁...what do YOU wish people (your friends and family in particular) could understand about your mental health/illness. 💙Leila #mentalhealthwarrior#warriorspirit#chronicillness#rebelthriver#mentalhealth#instadaily#empath#soulwork#healing#chronicpain#yoga#meditation#rebelstrong#ellahicks#survivors#domesticviolence#rebelthrivertribe#ptsd#spirituality#lightworker#tribelife#rebelsoul#lovethriveshere#loveliveshere#encouragement#inspirationalquotes#thrive#rise www.facebook.com/rebelthrivers
Day 28: I decided to change Do you know the feeling in your heart as if something is blocking you from breathing, a pain that only you can feel and understand, a pain that is making you doubt about your existence in this world? I felt that pain. Every day, I use to get up in the morning wondering why I am still alive. Everything in my life was a disaster to a point I couldn’t support my own self. However, I never showed people my pain … instead of doing so, I would go out every night to have fun with my friends and forget about my current situation. However, the pain will always catch you back in a moment you are least expecting it. One day, I was at a friend’s house, and there was a guy staring at me while I was talking about my experience as a teacher, and how I value the kid’s needs over my needs, and how I love to help children, etc. The guy looked at me and said, “You probably have a very high EQ.” I responded: “What is EQ … did you mean IQ” and then he started to explain something I never heard before, something that kept my attention to every single word he was saying … something called Emotional Intelligence. When I left my friend’s house, I went over a million websites on the subject and I took different tests that eventually gave me the same answer: Chahira you have a very high EQ. At that moment, I started to apply it to my life until I forgot about it and fell in a dark hole. Now, what should I do when I found my face on the ground, crushed by my life experiences and the choices I made? You either chose to rise or to bury yourself. I chose to change my life. I chose to rise from the darkness because I understood that life will not change if I don’t; my psychological state reflects on my physique and my behavior. I decided to change to become the best version of myself, a version no one knew existed only God. Changing is not only saying “I want to change” it’s the actions you take to actually change. Wanting something and working to get it it’s two whole different things. ⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇
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Giving grace can be a challenge for anyone! 🤷🏼♂️It’s not normal for us to want to give someone forgiveness, or a second chance. 🤦♂️We like to see grace, but only when it’s what WE want.💁🏻♂️ —— That’s the thing about grace. It’s not supposed to be about us. 🙌🏼If that were the case, more often than not, we’d likely wouldn’t extend grace! 🤝But think about God’s grace with us. Even though we’ve consistently failed God, and committed acts against Him, God shows us grace in ways unimaginable.🤗 ____ Giving grace will not always be easy. 🙃However, if we are to be more like Christ, we are to give grace; EVEN when it’s hard. BE COURAGEOUS with giving grace! 😌Is there someone in your life who you need to show grace? 🤔 ___ Written and designed by @3than2tor
I may have mountains of laundry to fold, but I still took time to make some breakfast for supper. #priorities 😂 Also, there are hash browns in those eggs. I can’t remember the last time I had hash browns, and I am so excited! 🤗 Anyone else put off housework to make food? 🙃
Your partner, one day will surely age. All the pride of his youth's body will fade. But not with its glory and honor. . In Proverbs 16:31 it says "Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.". In the previous verse, Solomon wrote that the person who for his life set himself to live in God's guidance. So his old age was filled with honor and glory than God. . A pride, if your husband is a wise, gentle, friendly and fear of God, and an invaluable treasure, if your wife is a worthy figure who is generous, light-handed, good at teaching and fearing God. . Maybe you would think that you don't currently have the criteria as a dream partner like the example above, but we need to remember people can change if they want to change and if they want to be changed, ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and start meditating on His Word every day. . How beautiful the road to old age with your partner, to live in God's guidance. Then you will bless each other, serve one another, teach each other, can be an example for young couples, can say blessings every day to children and grandchildren, and other beautiful and good things. . . Bible Verse : Proverbs 23:18 "There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off." . Pray : Thank you Lord Jesus for Your grace. The Holy Spirit please guide us, so that our whole life can be a blessing, for our surroundings and for the Glory of Your Name. Amen . - All Glory to be God only - . Source by Holy Bible / Quotes and devotional by Handri Saputra / Photo by Marc A Sporys - For AfterLifeProject Indonesia. 2019 . #verseoftheday#believer#jesuschrist#destiny#renunganharian#love#motivation#life#family#keluarga#parenting#couple#kasih#leadership#husband#wife#marriage#betterlife#bibleverseoftheday#godlovesme#dailybible#godislove#biblicaltruth#dailybiblereading#biblequotes#dailydevotion#encouragement
Pasangan anda, suatu saat pasti akan menua. Semua kebanggaan tubuh masa mudanya akan pudar. Namun tidak dengan kemuliaan dan kehormatan nya. . Dalam Amsal 16:31 tertulis "Rambut putih adalah mahkota yang indah, yang didapat pada jalan kebenaran." Dalam ayat ayat sebelumnya, Salomo menuliskan bahwa orang yang selama hidupnya menetapkan diri untuk hidup dalam tuntunan Tuhan. Maka masa tuanya dipenuhi dengan kehormatan dan kemuliaan yang daripada Tuhan. . Sebuah kebanggaan, jika suami anda adalah sosok yang bijak, lemah lembut, ramah dan takut akan Tuhan, dan sebuah harta yang tak ternilai, jika istri anda adalah sosok sepadan yang murah hati, ringan tangan, pandai mengajar dan takut akan Tuhan. . Mungkin anda akan berpikir bahwa anda saat ini tidak memiliki kriteria sebagai pasangan idaman seperti contoh diatas, Namun perlu diingat orang dapat berubah jika ia mau berubah dan jika ia mau diubah, mintalah tuntunan Roh Kudus, dan mulailah merenungkan FirmanNya setiap hari. . Betapa indahnya jalan menuju masa tua bersama pasangan anda, untuk hidup dalam tuntunan Tuhan. Maka anda akan Saling memberkati, saling melayani, saling mengajarkan, dapat menjadi contoh untuk pasangan muda, dapat mengucapkan berkat setiap hari kepada anak dan cucu, dan hal-hal indah dan baik lainnya. . . Bacaan Alkitab : Amsal 23:18 "Karena masa depan sungguh ada, dan harapanmu tidak akan hilang" . Doa : Terima Kasih Tuhan Yesus atas Kasih karuniaMu. Roh Kudus tolong bimbing kami, agar seluruh hidup kami dapat menjadi berkat bagi sekitar kami dan bagi Kemuliaan NamaMu. Amin . Segala Kemuliaan hanya bagi nama Tuhan yang Maha Tinggi - . Sumber dari Alkitab / Quote dan Renungan oleh Handri Saputra / Foto oleh Marc A Sporys - Untuk AfterLifeProject Indonesia. 2019 . #verseoftheday#believer#jesuschrist#destiny#renunganharian#love#motivation#life#family#keluarga#parenting#couple#kasih#leadership#husband#wife#marriage#betterlife#bibleverseoftheday#godlovesme#dailybible#godislove#biblicaltruth#dailybiblereading#biblequotes#dailydevotion#encouragement
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It's not how much you give, but how much love you put into giving. First give to yourself...time, love, care. Self-care is a gift full of love. Love you deserve! Yes, YOU deserve the love you keep trying to give everyone else! When you take time to replenish your spirit, to fulfill your heart, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. Make yourself a priority. It's not selfish. It's necessary. I give the permission: It's ME time. Now.