“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:9
**A few of my favorite blogs usually feature a “Friday Favorites” post and I love reading about what interests them!! I will usually find myself clicking on the link to read up on whatever it may be like a recipe, new make up, or some sort of DIY tutorial. I enjoy their posts so much, I decided to feature a few of my favorite things as well!**
Favorite dish: Recipe HERE
Favorite diy: Black finish tutorial HERE
Just for fun….
New $20 shower curtain and a $7 vase….. boom
Makes me happy
It has come a long way since then!!
Same rug, towels, and shelf
Oh the tackiness of a freshman… haha
I’m not sure if I got motivated for a quick and cheap bathroom mini-makeover because I helped out my sister a tiny bit decorating her new house or if I was just ready for a change! Regardless, my bathroom makes me happy every day!!
Have a great weekend!
Each morning I wake up to about 15 e-mails. I am constantly clearing my mailbox throughout the day so that small number is a pretty normal amount between my school account and my personal account. I always receive (and delete) 20% off TODAY ONLY from retail stores,a few updates from blogs that I subscribe to, junk mail, and a daily devotion from Girlfriends in God (link.)
Although I’d love to online shop for a living, or be as creative as the blogs I read each day, and be as witty as the spam taglines I read, there is nothing better than having a quite time and starting my day with motivation and encouragement from up above. It seems I am constantly amazed at the message I read each morning as it comes around at just the right time.
I feel like I’m at the point of my life where I have to make some pretty big decisions. In between juggling academic classes, a part-time job (Crossfit), and a group fitness instructor position in the near future, my days are often a blur and I can get so caught up into focusing on the wrong things and doing what I love for the wrong reason. The decisions I speak of are things like, “Do I take this class at this hour and not be able to coach?” or “Do I completely focus on school and teach (fitness classes and Crossfit) after undergrad?” or “With the USDA guidelines I am being taught, do I really want to be in this ever-evolving controversial profession?”
Over the past couple of years, I’ve told myself to always be able to answer, “Why do you do what you do?” Such a simple question… but if you really sit down and think about it, do you know why you do what you do? For me personally, searching for that reason has resulted in deep thoughts, emotions, and self discovery. As I take on new roles and make new decisions that will affect my future (just typing that word gives me butterflies), I have to constantly remind myself, I do it for Him. No paycheck can satisfy as much as His eternal paycheck will.
An excerpt from the devotion I read this morning (4/15/2013) :
“….is finding a different occupation always the solution to job satisfaction, or could the key to successful work be discovering a new approach to the work we already do? Twice in Colossians 3, Paul used the phrase “whatever you do” as a call for wholehearted service to the Lord. A wholehearted effort is difficult when working for a critical, ungrateful boss. Minimum effort then becomes a response that certainly seems justified under the circumstances. However, when our work is done for Christ and we view Him as our supervisor, we will strive to do our best all of the time. The boss may sign the paycheck, but the Savior issues our reward. Obviously, it’s not wrong to seek work that fits our skills and interests, but it is pointless to move from one job to another without first settling the issue of who it is that we truly are serving in the workplace. Daily work takes on eternal significance when it is done for God.”
Have a great Monday!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (NIV). Jeremiah 29:11
What’s going on, people?!?!
I’ve missed this lil’ corner of the internets and decided to come back and bombard everyone with my recent eats and sweats. Cuz trust me… I’ve been eatin’ and sweatin’ alot!
If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, (#socialaddict) then I’m pretty sure you all know I am still obsessed with Crossfit. In fact, at the moment Crossfit is my only form of exercise these days. I typically go 4-6 days/week and I can’t seem to stay away AND I have also started to do a bit of coaching twice a week for 3 classes. I am currently considered an “intern” at my Crossfit box and I honestly learn something new everyday. It’s fun, exciting, rewarding, a lot of times smelly and hardly ever easy. I am loving it!
Have you heard of the Reebok Crossfit Open? Basically, any athlete is allowed to register to compete for 5 weeks. Every week a new workout is posted, resulting in 5 workouts total, and you have until the following Sunday to post your scores to the main site. The top 48 male and female of each region ( Crossfit Boro is in the South East region) advance to Regionals and the top 3 of each region advance to the Reebok Crossfit Games in California!
Needless to say, about 50 something people at my box have signed up including myself. The first workout was released on March 6 and every Friday Crossfit Boro has held a big event where all of the competitive athletes come and complete the workout! As of today, we have completed three of the five workouts and only have two more to go. SO, if you my dear reader are a local/GSU student/Statesborinian BRING YOURSELF to CFB Friday night to cheer on my fellow Crossfitters and myself. It’s a good time… always a good time.
K, now on to what I’ve been stuffing my always hungry face with.
And because everyone could use some sweetness in their life………
On a totally different note, GUESS WHAT?!?! I am going to be an Aunt to a beautiful little NIECE in August. Congrats to my big sister… I can’t wait
Of possible interest (links):
Cheap and Easy from Crossfit Obsess
White Lies We Should Stop Telling Each Other via Thought Catalog
Have a good one!
A few pieces of 2012……
11 days later and I decide to say farewell to 2012 and bring in 2013.
If by eating good, Crossfitting, and spending hours and hours watching videos (more than likely of a workout or a cooking lesson) is starting off the year right… then I’m doing prettay good. Note: I’m just telling you what I’ve been up to over Christmas break. Starting next week, life will be different. UGH spring semester
I’m not really a resolution setter but I’ve had a few words that reflect what I want to do/be/accomplish this year.
Hydrate. Simplify. Focus.
I’m thirsty for lots of things… better grades, good performances in Crossfit, a kind heart, patience, appreciation… the list goes on. It never hurts to drink more water, either.
I want to pay close attention to the small and big things and simplify my life. Might not make sense to you, but somewhere in this tiny brain I can understand it. Oh and just because I don’t have the newest shoes or coolest watch, I will still be me. Simplify.
Focus on God, others, my grades, my workouts. Sometimes it’s easier for me to worry about a few things and brush off or forget about the rest. I hope to find a good balance where I will stay mentally driven in all aspects.
2013, Let’s do this.
Let ya soul shine!!